Giant Ruler Growth Chart for Kennedy’s Nursery

Happy Monday everyone!!! So my latest project was for Kennedy’s nursery. As you all know  it’s still a work in progress.  Anyhoo…one of the things I’ve wanted to incorporate in the decor was some sort of growth chart. I thought it would be super cool and  fun to be able to see her growth progression.  For a while I hadn’t seen anything that really appealed to me and then one day I got an email from Pottery Barn  and decided to check out their nursery decor…and there it was, these giant ruler growth charts and I just loved them but alas the price was steep…$99 a pop.  And with everything these days I decided I could probably make it myself for a fraction of the cost.  And here you have it!! Kennedy has her own growth chart ruler.  I couldn’t be more pleased with how it came out.  It was quite a fun and easy project to do.  So let me know what y’all think.

IMG_9123
Supplies: 6 foot wood board (I used 1″x10″x6′ board), stain (minwax in gunstock…I went with this shade because I wanted something bright that would pop), sand paper, polycrylic to seal stain and growth chart decals.  If you have a steady hand you could probably paint on the tick marks and numbers but I don’t lol and I was able to find these decals on Amazon.

After staining the wood I let it dry for two days.  I wanted to make sure the decals would adhere without any problems.

These decals were the easiest things to do.  I just followed the instructions that came with them and they were as easy to apply as 1,2, 3. Will Feral was supervising and making sure I did it properly

Sealed with polycrylic after the decals were applied.  This gives the wood a nice sheen and also protects the wood from sticky fingers.

IMG_9158
I let the polycyclic dry for a couple of days

 

IMG_9181
And the growth chart ruler hung in Kennedy’s room

And Mike made me stand next to the growth chart to confirm his suspicions that I was not 5’2 like I claimed lol.  And there’s Kennedy just about two feet tall 🙂

Advertisements

10 Comments Add yours

  1. tmkamson says:

    Amazing. Loving the growth chat.

    Like

  2. George Osai says:

    I MUST try this. Wow! The calibration looks so professional. When I settle in my new home.

    Like

    1. Kandi Brown says:

      Thank you George!!! And I’ll be happy to be of help in any way that I can 😀😀

      Like

  3. Obiageli Elfrida Abor says:

    Wow! You did a good job Kandi! Kennedy and Mike must be super proud of you. God bless your home.

    Like

  4. Mary Job says:

    Woow. I would totally buy this for $99. You should make this for sale, and thank goodness you have a sample already, sell yours on Amazon or eBay or any other site you can for half the price.

    Like

    1. Kandi Brown says:

      Oh wow!! You think so?? 😊😊

      Like

      1. Mary Job says:

        Oh yeah, am serious..you have pictures already. Just upload them. What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the best that can happen? Start by creating your online store. You need help doing that, I would gladly help out.

        Like

      2. Kandi Brown says:

        Oh wow!! Thanks a bunch. That would be much appreciated 😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Mary Job says:

        You welcome. Xo. Ttyl then. Now I got to shut my eye, its almost 5am. 😴

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s