Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Life size ruler


Growing up is serious business in our house.    

We have been marking the kids growth on the bathroom door jam for years.  There are at least 20 little pen marks with initials for each kiddo!

This ruler is a craft I have been wanting to do for awhile and I am so happy we finally did it!




I wanted to put it on the wall by the kids bathroom.
I didn't realize how hard it would be to photograph it.





The kids love it and they love walking by to see if they have grown overnight!



Gary found this piece of lumber in our garage.  He cleaned it up and then carefully drew the lines with a paint pen.  We found the numbers at Hobby Lobby.  They are stickers!  We carefully measured from the floor up to ensure proper placement.  


I love how the board is all crooked, scuffed and rugged.  It is the exact look I was going for.




We decided to screw it into the wall because the kids will be leaning on it and this walkway is a busy area in our house.  




How fun and easy is this little project?  


11 comments:

Jumping Jack said...

So cute! I love that idea. We've been marking Jack's growth on the door jam too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I've been wanting to do something like this for years but it still hasn't happened.

Traci said...

Such a cute idea!!

Kodi said...

Love that! Especially because you can take it with you if you move!

Ginger said...

What a cute and unique idea!!

Lauren said...

Such a great idea! :) So cute!!

texasmacks said...

Adorable! I love it!

Ashley said...

I love this idea! We looked at a paper one, but it wasn't durable enough to last through the years -so, this would be PERFECT!

Fox Family said...

Love this!! We just have a piece of 2x4 that I spray painted pink. HAHA We move too much for screws, but I love that you display so proudly! It is perfect!

Melissa said...

Love this!! Definitely going to steal this idea!!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i can't wait to do mine...i'm waiting for a moment along...ha as if.

i just realized my oldest is nearing 6ft i'm wondering if i should go for higher haha