DIY Striped Growth Chart


I love Pinterest, but then again who doesn’t?! If you’re like me, you probably have a board (or multiple boards) filled with projects you intend to do someday. I have a board called “Future Projects” that I have been adding to over the years and sadly, I haven’t even checked ONE of these projects off of my to-do list.
When the monthly DIY challenge group that I belong to with a few other talented bloggers
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This project was SO easy and cheap to make. I can’t believe I waited so long to make one!
I started off by buying a 6′ long pine board at Lowe’s (no cutting necessary!). Once I was home, I beat it up a little with a screw driver and a hammer to make it look aged and then gave it a quick coat of Minwax Walnut stain.
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After that dried for about an hour, I marked and taped off 6 inch stripes and then painted them in using some BM Simply White I had leftover from another project.
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While the white paint was still wet, I peeled all of the tape off to prevent sticking. Then once the paint was dry, I used a set of stencils I picked up at Lowe’s for $5.99 to paint the numbers on. I used a dabbing method with a sponge brush to prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencil.
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Lastly, I gave it a quick sand down with a piece of 120 grit sandpaper to rough it all up a bit.
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The whole thing took me about 2 hours total, including the time it took the stain and paint to dry. The total cost was around $16 for the wood and stencils (we already had everything else at home).
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I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to hang it on the narrow wall in the hallway that leads to the kids’ rooms and it looks perfect there, just as I imagined it would!
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  • Susan E
    on Sep 27, 2015

    I am adding this to my "do now" list. Where are you marking the name of the child and dates of the measurements?

  • Meadow Lake Road
    on Sep 28, 2015

    Hi Susan! I've been using a fine tip Sharpie and just wiring their names and the dates right in the middle of the chart. Hope that helps!

    • Susan E
      on Sep 29, 2015

      @Meadow Lake Road Thanks. Easy and adorable. It is the best.

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