Friday, January 22, 2010

Chore Chart

Here is yet another Christmas present I put together. I wanted to make a chore chart for the in laws cause they still have 5 kids at home and things can get a little hectic. So I thought this idea might make things a little easier on everyone! So I got a list of all the chores in the house then I contacted Scribble It to get some help with the vinyl. They have a FHE chart that was very similar to the idea I had. I wanted it to have a magnetic strip on the side so it was easy for the names to be moved around, but I wanted the chores to be big enough to see. For the most part it was great, but unfortunately, and I don't know if this was because of the holiday season or not, but Scribble It did not treat me very well. I had to wait a long time to get my order processed and to even figure out what was going on. I ordered it the end of November and didn't receive it until Christmas Eve, and then everything that was promised wasn't even in the package. So to say the least I was very disappointed with Scribble It and probably won't use them again. Anyways onto what I fixed. My dad helped me route the edges of the board to make it look better, I painted it black and then added a gloss to it. The magnetic strip wasn't included, so I had to go to Ben Franklin to get that, but they didn't have strips so I bought a sheet of the metal and my Dad was able to cut it down and make it look decent. I used E6000 glue to glue the metal strip down. Then I found the "Love At Home" thing at Ben Franklin too, which I thought made it look really good. The magnets I just printed squares of different colors with the names on them, and then mod podges them on these cute ceramic looking magnets. Even though this was the biggest pain in the butt, I think it turned out cute, and it's already being used!

1 comment:

Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Love this!! I need anything to make chores a little easier! Thanks for the great idea.

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