Thursday, June 28, 2012

Barn Wood Height Chart DIY

 I saw a picture of a height chart similar to this quite some time ago and have been meaning to try and make one myself. We started one on the wall when we first moved in, and Everett thought it was SO cool to be measured! I thought something like this was a little more pretty than marks on the wall and also potable if we ever move.
This project was super easy and only took me about an hour and a half all together.
What you need:

  • An old piece of wood(I got this for free from an old shed my brother torn down).
  • Painters tape(the thick kind would work best, but I didn't have any on hand).
  • White paint. Spray paint or canned paint, whatever you prefer(I used both).
  • Number stencils.
First measure your board and mark off every 6 inches. You don't want to start inch one right at the bottom of the board(unless you're planning on nailing the bottom of it flesh against the floor). Next, tape off every other six inch space.

 Start spraying(or brushing) your paint on.

Once your painted sections aren't sticky anymore you can remove the tape and start painting your number stencils on.

Optional step: You can finish with a top coat if you want it to last a little longer. I also went over it later with a light sanding to give it a little older look.

And... Viola!

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