Saturday, February 26, 2011

Family growth chart

I am excited to say that I have completed another project off my list! I am happy with it. I know my eldest son doesn't like it very much. He says he doesn't like that it looks antique,but oh well. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit,right. I am sorry my pictures are not the best,it was kind of hard  to take pictures of because it is so long. Anyway here it is.

We have all this wood in our shed that was left from the previous owners of our house,so this was pretty cheap. We also have a bunch of little cans of stain that I have been experimenting with. 
How did I do this?
I first sanded and primed the wood.
I then painted with white with a little brown and some yellow,but mostly white.
The sides are painted black.
I then used a very large ruler to draw the lines and then I painted them.
After painting the lines I sanded it all down. (Here is what it looked like before I added the chestnut stain)

After it wall all stained, I decoupaged my paper on.
To make the paper look antique I used distress ink around the edges.
Here are some of the supplies I used.
 (I didn't end up using the little piece of wood or the stickers in this photo.)
For the finishing steps I added my vinyl numbers and then coated the whole thing with decoupage.

 Here is my baby girl testing out the new product.


  1. This growth chart is so cute! I love the details.

  2. Awesome!!! I like the little cutie in the picture. Very nice indeed!

  3. Your little one is a sweetie. It will be awhile before she reaches the top of that. lol

    That is awesome... I love it. You did a great job... I have to get me some of that distressing ink... I keep seeing projects done with it and I love the look.

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Deb

  4. Oh my gosh that is so cute!! What a wonderful growth chart and your little one is darling!!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, it is so nice to meet you!

  5. This is awesome! I think this would be a great gift. Something that they can take with them if they move.

  6. Great minds think alike - I just made a growth chart and blogged about it today! I'm lovin' your version!

  7. I"m loving this...great job! Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday :)

  8. I featured this from the party on my blog today! :)

  9. Adorable! I like that its a "family" growth chart, so you don't have 3 or 4 all over the house :) Thanks for the great Idea!!!

  10. such a great idea - very well done!! and your daughter is adorable!!