Make your own rustic wall ruler

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. :)
LOVE my landfill find!
Double thumbs up from Jack!

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Jay10069116
    on Aug 31, 2016

    What's the height of the numbers

  • Scott
    on Dec 13, 2016

    How do you put numbers and lines on the stick

    • Painted Therapy
      on Dec 13, 2016

      Hi Scott, just follow the markings on a regular ruler and I use a square to draw the line with a permanent marker.

  • Jen Fortie Jarvie
    on Apr 26, 2017

    Will you share where you found the metal holder/box hanging next to the ruler?? Thank you! I love this project!

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  • William
    on Jan 23, 2017

    Iv got to av a go at this good picture

  • Lisaalley91
    on Nov 25, 2018

    I have been wanting to make a couple of these for the kids I Nanny for and my grandsons too I just don't know about the lines and numbers to get it accurate?

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