Guest Project — make a DIY Ruler Height Chart!

6 May
 
I’m Carly From Mason’s Roost!

First, I must
say how thrilled
I am to be guest posting here. Tatertots & Jello was one of the very first
blogs I started following and continues to be my absolute favorite!


Okay! So the project… a ruler
height chart
.




I had my first baby last July and since I’m obsessed with his growth and
milestones, he needed to have a height chart. I know the home we are in now
won’t be our home forever, so I wanted to have a chart that we’d be able to
take with us to another home. 

I used a plank of unfinished wood that was 3/4 inches thick, 5 1/2
inches wide and 5 feet tall. The wood was under $3 at Home Depot!





 The other
materials I used are:

Fine grit sand paper
painters tape
tape measure
paint and brush
clear wood finish
pencil
finish nails (to attach chart to the wall)

First, I
lightly sanded the surface and the edges so that no one would get poked by
splinters while leaning against the chart.

Then I started marking where my inches and feet were using the tape, measuring
tape, and pencil. I wanted to be able to mark my son’s height starting from
when he was born so I started my measurements at 18 inches and went to 6 feet,
6 inches.

After I
made all my markings I traced the numbers using pre-cut Post-Its from Wal-Mart.


I painted
over my markings and filled in the numbers. For the 6 inch mark I made the line
a little longer to better resemble a real ruler.

*I highly recommend not using a pen or Sharpie because it will most likely
bleed through the wood.

Lastly,
I sprayed two coats of finish and let it dry.
 

 
As a final touch, I put the year my son was born.
  

Thank you so much Jen for
letting me share this on TT&J. I hope your readers will enjoy it!
Thanks Carly!
What a great project!! Here are a few of my favorite projects that Carly has done:

I Love this Mini Wall Makeover…

Such a Pretty DIY Mason Jar Wall Vase…

DIY “Book” Shelves…

And so much more!!! 

Be sure to head over to  Mason’s Roost and say hi!! 

xxox

 PSIt’s FRIDAY!! I can’t wait for the Weekend Wrap Up to start. What have YOU been working on?? I am excited to see it and feature you! The party starts at 6 pm {MST}.

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