I've always wanted to recreate that memory for my kids, but living in a condo-for-sale isn't conducive to marking on the walls.
So I started shopping growth charts - I wanted something simple, gender-neautral, sturdy and easy to transport for if/when we move.
I fell in love with a giant ruler growth chart at Pottery Barn Kids, but there ain't no way I was spending $75 on an oversized ruler. So because I like crafts and my husband likes projects, we decided to create our own ruler growth chart.
We bought a 1"x8" poplar board - 6' tall. It cost less than $17. We already had sandpaper, stain, and paint. It was a cheap and easy project, and I love the results.
After sanding the board, my husband applies the stain.
The stain is walnut. I love the way it pops when against the wall.
He only stained the front and sides.
Anyone notice the peanut gallery?
I used a ruler and black paint to add the markings.
We placed the finished project in my son's room. Eventually I'd like to put it in a hallway or play area.
I used a black Sharpie to add the kids' names, dates, and heights.
I love the way this turned out. I think it will be a special item that we'll have forever.
What about you, do you have a growth chart for your family?