Since we will be in transition for awhile, I set out to create a growth chart that can move along with us.
Lowe's is great because you can purchase pre-cut/pre-finished wood for cheap. I snagged a six foot long by nine inch wide piece of wood off the shelf, some Minwax Mahogany stain, polyurethane, and a brush. I think my total bill came to $25.
The first step is to measure out the ruler markings with a pencil and a tape measure.
I made long marks at every foot and smaller marks every 4 inches. I choose this pattern because my little guy seems to grow about four inches a year. You can choose as many or as few markings as your heart desires.
Next up, I used a leveler and a sharpie marker to make straight horizontal lines at my chosen intervals.
You might notice my lines aren't perfectly straight. This doesn't bother me one bit. I think it gives it character.
Off to the garage I went with my over sized ruler for a coat of stain and a coat of polyurethane. After a few hours of drying time, my over sized ruler was complete!
I love the character in the wood and the dark, rich color. Don't you?