Friday, October 23, 2009

Growth Chart Complete ~

So I completed our family's new Growth Chart last night and here is the finished project ~

I simply laid a tape measure out to my desired length - mine was 6'8" (I am six foot and wanted to make sure my kiddos didn't out grow the chart). Then I simply marked each foot and painted the corresponding number.

I then went back and marked off every 3, 6 and 9 inches.

After everything was painted, I took my handy hand sander and gave the edges a little character - which also created a "boarder" for the chart.

And here it was a few months ago, just sitting there ready to be transformed.

So in the end I think my inspired Pottery Barn Kids Growth Chart turned out great and really for a fraction of the price! Chris over at Just a Girl featured my blog today - I am thrilled! Be sure to head over to her blog if you haven't already - it is one you will want to follow.


I wanted to thank Army Mom's Place for awarding me with One Lovely Blog Award today. It is very exciting and rewarding! Thank you, thank you.

I just linked this up to Get Your Craft On over at Today's Creative Blog!

I added this to Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors - tons of great ideas!

I linked up to the Inspired Ideas Party at The Shabby Chic Cottage, I am off to check out all of the great projects.



18 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Chelsea!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Look out Pottery Barn, here comes some competition!
Looks great!

Mom's Place said...

I absolutely love it!!! That would be just the thing for we families in the military!

Sophia said...

Love it! Very creative. Looking forward to seeing it being used! :) Happy Friday!

Abbey G. said...

This is so cute! Just found your blog since Just a Girl featured you today. And now I'm hooked. Even borrowed a picture to use on my own blog. Will try to recreate the shelves with pictures on them soon.

~ Dawn ~ said...

VERY COOL! Your growth chart AND your blog! I am so glad I "met" you today and was introduced to you by "Just A Girl"!

Angie said...

That turned out great!! Where were you when my kids were younger!!! ;)

kimmcl said...

Hey - great to meet a fellow female six-footer! My oldest daughter is almost 14 and quickly catching up to me! Great blog!!!
Kim

Shira Palombo said...

Chelsea I love it! And i want to do it too!!! What is it made of can i get the materials at home depot? And also did you made the numbers by hand or did u used a stencil, they look soo perfect.
thks,
Shira

Brabourne Farm said...

Your growth chart is absolutely fabulous - I like it better than the Pottery Barn inspiration! Leigh

Liz said...

Fantastic job!! I want one! =)Love the color and distessed edges. ~Liz~

Tammy said...

Awesome idea! Love the do it yourself idea!

BlueCastle said...

That looks so sharp! I made one like this about 5 years ago, but I only made it 6ft tall. I'm thinking I need to re-do it. My boys are going to outgrow it for sure. Love how yours looks!

Erica said...

LOVE IT! I'm totally going to have to steal that idea - its looks super cute :)

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I like yours so much better than the PB one! I'm going to have to try this ...

Welcome said...

Great project! I may make one for my craft area! Thanks for such wonderful photos

Kendra@My Insanity said...

I missed this post the first time! I have been wanting to do something like this ever since the Pottery Barn Chart came out years ago. You make it look very doable. Maybe I will attempt...thanks!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Okay I like yours better than PB!! Nice job!

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