Another project crossed off the list!!
I'm on a roll lately. Today I finished my girls' height board!
I got the idea from THIS pin.
I had known that I wanted to make a height board for a while...and I had bought the ruler decal off of GroopDealz a LONG time ago, but i just didn't know exactly HOW I wanted it to look. But when I saw the blogpost in that pin, I knew that's what I wanted to do...
I bought a 6 foot board and printed up some numbers that I made.
I laid the numbers on the board how I wanted them, and then I took a pencil and traced the numbers and shadows really hard to make a line in the board.
Then, I took my stain and I painted the numbers and shadows.
I started with a "classic oak" color stain, but it was too light, so I turned the board over and did a "pecan" color stain and it turned out perfect!
After I finished all the numbers, I stained the whole board with a clear coat....and then I applied the ruler. She shows you how to make a ruler in her blogpost if you can't find a decal.
I DID adjust the ruler a little bit (like she says in the post), because where I'm going to hang it, I wanted it to match the top of the door frame, so I had to adjust by 11 1/2 inches.
I'm super excited about it!! Now, I just gotta paint their room, so I can hang it....AND their Sunshine art!!