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I had no idea what I wanted to make until I remembered that I have been wanting to make a growth chart FOREVER now for the girls so this was the perfect time to make it!
I knew I was going to paint it white so I didn’t care about the knots in the wood so I bought a cheaper board. This was only $10.
If you want to stain your chart, you can buy a piece of pine for a little more money.
Then used a piece of tack cloth to remove any particles before coating it with a coat of oil base primer. I gave two coats to the front side of the board to ensure that the knots didn’t shine through.
I then used Valspar Ultra-White paint in a semi-gloss for the final coats. Again, giving it two coats on the front for a nice, clean finish.
I placed a measuring tape along the side I wanted the ruler on and grabbed a pencil.
I made each line 1 in long and then the foot marks I made them 1 in and a half.
I made my first Foot mark 6 inches on the board.
Our baseboards are 3 inches tall and I wanted the board slightly above it.
When I hang it on the wall, I will make sure the 1 ft. line is at exactly 1 ft from the ground.
I used some vinyl to cut out their names and an ampersand symbol and applied it to the top of the board.
I was debating on what I was going to do… cut a vinyl design and apply it or hand paint something on it and then while browsing Target, I spotted this wall decal and knew I wanted to use it!
Then the numbers were another great debate! I wanted small wood or chip board letters but couldn’t find ANY small enough to work. I found these Thickers Stickers also at Target and they actually had numbers along with the letters so it was perfect. I like that they are raised off the board a little and they are slightly glittery. Plus, the pinks match perfectly!
Time to apply the decal.
I started at the bottom of the board and worked my way to the top.
it was, I just took it off and replace it with another piece.
I then stopped the design just below their names.
I can’t wait to get it up on the wall… once I figure out where to hang it in this darn house. We have such an open floor plan and so many windows that wall space is limited.
But I plan on going back and adding all of their measurements from when they were babies and from here on out.
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous Number ideas from the #CreativeBuzz Bloggers!