Finally! Finally we've stopped talking about it and got-it-done!
We've wanted to get some kind of height chart for B since he turned ONE! Yeah, like over 6 months ago. parents of the year award. right here.
For months, I searched several websites that sold them and I never really could pin one down that I really liked.
Then, I put it aside and forgot about it (which tends to happen a lot, lately) until recently.
As soon as I saw this idea....I was determined to do it ourselves. Instead of buying an "over-priced chart" from some company. So, why not make it ourselves?! It'll have more meaning, right?! So we did.
We got it done in one day and it was easy peasy! Anyone can do this. Seriously. :)
Plus, it's perfect because we could always take it with us if we ever move. And we can use this for all of our children. We can just use different colored markers for each child's measurement. It'll be neat to track the differences in their heights as they grow.
Ok, here's the down-low: the blog that I used as my inspiration for making this was 517 Creations. I loved her ruler and her instructions were easy to follow. I did exactly what she did in making hers (except for the color of stain).
We started out with a 1x8x6 board of pine wood which cost around $8 at Lowes.
Once the numbers were dry, I sprayed it with some clear gloss (low odor) finish spray to protect the stain, wood and paint. This also allows me to mark on it and gives it a finished look, too.
When we hung it, we used a sawtooth picture hanger to hang it.
We also made sure to hang it 6 inches off the floor to give us accurate readings each time we measure Boston.
We weren't sure where to hang it so we decided to put it in our workout room which has a perfect wall for it.
I think he likes it. :)
We had a blast making this project for our main man. We are excited to see his growth over the next several years (till he's 18!). :)
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