So, the point of this rambling? Well, I've had this 1x10 sitting in my garage for probably 2 months now that I intended to make a growth chart with. After his Dr. appointment I figured it was time to get started before he sprouts up any further undocumented!
Here was my inspiration image, found on Pinterest.
|Via Cozy Cottage Cute|
|Before the vinegar mixture|
|After one coat of the mixture|
After I painted the whole board with my vinegar mixture, I divided the 6ft long board into 6 equal parts, each part equals one foot. Then, tape off every other piece with some newspaper I had lying around.
Then, I flipped it over and repeated the taping again. I sized the stencil letters on my computer and printed them out. Cut the actual numbers out for 2, 4 and 6 and the negative space for the 1, 3 and 5. (If you have actual stencils that aren't flimsy paper, that is even better!) Because my stencils were printer paper, I loosely taped the underneath with some painters tape to keep the edges down. I covered up the alternating pieces with more newspaper and spray painted over my stencils.
|Tape down the number stencil|
|I know it looks like a pile of trash, but almost done!|
As a finishing touch, I took my measuring tape and made small ticks on the right side so I could actually use this to measure Wards height. Then, mount it 12" above the floor and it should be pretty accurate. I plan on measuring him every so often and writing the dates/heights directly on the board so it will be a lasting memento to keep around. :)
Here it is in Ward's room, now if I could get him to stand still for a second so I could take a picure....