I’ve been wanting to make one of these growth charts for quite some time… on a paint run one day, I finally made my way to the lumber aisle and brought home a beautiful piece of pine to transform into this chalk paint growth chart.
I toyed with the idea of staining the wood and painting a black or navy “ruler”, but instead decided to have the ruler measurements be stained wood and painted the ruler with Annie Sloan Old White. I’m thrilled with the end result, and think it looks perfect on my newly painted living room wall…
I love how the wood grain subtly peeks out from behind the paint, and I love that the board itself has natural nuances that, to me, make it all the more special.
I purposely kept the dark stain on the edges of the board for added dimension.
Now it’s time to start marking the memories as my girls grow… is it wrong that I’m starting this so late in the game?! My oldest already lined herself up and is over four feet tall!
I will be posting a detailed tutorial for you soon ~ stick around!