I’m having a love affair with growth charts lately. I love that they are not only functional and record life’s milestones, but that they can be an unexpected and awesome piece of art!
My sweet little niece turned two at the beginning of the month and I wanted to make her something special. I’ve been noticing growth charts all over blogs, Etsy and Pinterest and was excited to make one for her. I knew her birthday would be the perfect opportunity to tackle this project!
I started with a piece of pine that I had in my garage waiting to be used for a project.
I stained it with a dark walnut stain, taped of sections and whitewashed them.
I sanded and distressed the entire board before I painted the numbers with Barn Door by Para Paints. I loved the idea of her parents writing her height and age on tags and hanging them on hooks.
Since her birthday, I’ve made a couple more to sell! I made a growth chart the same as my niece’s and another with black numbers.
Since I don’t have kids of my own, I’ll have to make one for my wall and measure the height of my dog. Good thing she’s a Great Dane!