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Make your own rustic wall ruler

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Need to add a little rustic to your home full of crayons and stuffed animals? Throw away those paper wall rulers and make your own! I found this great old barn door at the landfill and screamed with delight when I laid eyes on it. I took just one of the pieces of wood, sanded it down, used permanent marker to make all the lines and numbers, sealed it with a wax, and hung that bad boy on the wall. We mark the kid's height right on it. I love functional and beautiful decor. :)

To see more: http://paintedtherapy.blogspot.com/2012/06/wall-ruler.html

  • Carroll A
    Carroll A Coos Bay, OR
    on Sep 19, 2012

    What a great idea! My mom did this with all the kids directly on the wall. Now she has to paint around it.... this is such a better idea its removable for painting. I just saved it so I can do one for my grand babies.

  • Painted Therapy
    Painted Therapy Nashua, NH
    on Sep 19, 2012

    I know! Because of the weight, I used screws and washers directly into the wall, but it is simple to move. Of course you can use any width wood you like and finish it with stain or with paint. Maybe a holiday gift for Mom? :)

  • Carroll A
    Carroll A Coos Bay, OR
    on Sep 19, 2012

    It would make great gifts. Mom does not want to transfer the marks off the wall, we have talked to her about it. She says she will just cut the wall out, if she ever moves. But this has gotten the thought process going.

  • Painted Therapy
    Painted Therapy Nashua, NH
    on Sep 19, 2012

    What a keepsake that piece of wall would be? Love it!

  • Amy
    Amy Denton, KS
    on Sep 23, 2012

    what an awesome idea-- I would so write my childs yearly height on this and then send it to his home when he has childrens.. LOVE THIS

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