- Wood piece
- Stain, paint, or both
- Paint brushes
- Paint pen/ Sharpie
- Hot glue gun
Sand down your board. I think I paid $4.00 for this board at Lowes. It's a little crooked, but for $4 not bad. The nicer and more you spend on your board the less chance of defect you'll have. Just be mindful of this when choosing your board 🙂
Wipe down you board after sanding, and then stain or paint it. I wanted mine to be distressed white, so I stained it dark first. Once your stain is dry you can paint over it. If you choose to distress your board a little bit make sure the paint is dry before you start.
Get our your numbers. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. If you don't want to spend the extra money you can write your own, but I didn't want to risk doing that with my bad hand writing! I painted my numbers black. You can do this while your board is drying 🙂
Now it's time to mark your board! I wanted to screw mine onto the wall, so I had to take into account the height of my base board. I marked the 12inch spot with my pencil while holding the board against the wall.
Mark the rest of the lines with your pencil. I chose to make a mark at each inch and make the "foot" mark longer to stick out more. I did all the marks with my pencil and then went over them with my paint pen! I think a sharpie would work ok as well. Once my lines were dry I used my hot glue gun to glue my wood numbers to the board! I placed them right outside each foot mark. I sanded down my lines a little bit but that's totally optional.
Time to hang! I just attached it to the wall with a screw in the bottom of the ruler and a screw at the top of the ruler 🙂 Once I added a few of Kynee's measurements on the ruler, I noticed when she stood by it that either my rulers measurements were off of the nurse at her doctors measurements were off haha! So I wouldn't expect it to come out perfectly, but it's still a fun way to keeping track of growth! 🙂 I decided to hang it outside Kynlees room in the hallway instead of her room just incase another babe joins our family one day.