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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  • Jay10069116 Jay10069116 on Aug 31, 2016
    What's the height of the numbers

  • Scott Scott on Dec 13, 2016
    How do you put numbers and lines on the stick

  • Jen Fortie Jarvie 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 William on Jan 23, 2017
    Iv got to av a go at this good picture

  • Lisaalley91 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?