My apologies for not getting this post out last week. It was technically done, just not to my satisfaction and I am not just going to post just anything! If you are curious to how the original version of this DIY turned out, check out the last picture.
If you’ve been to a baby shower or have been putting together a Pinterest board for your own nursery recently, chances are pretty good that you have come across these super cute ruler growth charts. Pottery Barn might have even started this trend, but at $100.00 a pop (price before personalization) for one of these bad boys, you can easily make one of your own for a fraction of that cost.
These ruler growth charts make a great baby shower or Christmas gift for any close friends or family that are expecting. The other benefit to going the growth chart route (instead of the traditional method of of marking the height on the door jamb) is that it is portable – if you live the life of a nomad and move around a lot, just pop this baby off the wall and take it with you. Since they are so darn adorable and easy to create I thought I would share the tutorial below.
First measure the height of your baseboards, as this will help determine where to start your measurements on your wood board. A standard 8-foot wall typically has a baseboard 5 to 7 inches tall, while a 10-foot ceiling calls for 7 to 9 inches. Next, paint or stain your board. I chose a white wash paint effect, but there is no right or wrong way to go – just your personal preference. Let your board dry. If you’re wanting to achieve a little more of a rustic look you can do a light sanding.
If you want to personalize it by adding a child’s name complete with the following instructions:
Hang your DIY Growth Chart with “L” brackets, a ribbon or a saw-tooth hanger onto the wall. Comment below if you tried this DIY or use #pursuitofhomeblog on the ‘gram so I can check it out!