this genius idea by 517 Creations, and I've finally got around to showing you how mine turned out. Lemme just say...this is a winner! Totally easy, a little time-consuming but not in a frustrating-why-did-I-take-this-on kind of way, and very inexpensive. Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is the other pencil-transfer technique project I alluded to in my post about my Z Gallerie Eye Chart Tray Knock Off. I used it for my Toolbox Turned Planter, too. Brace yourselves, this may not be the last time I talk about this even though you're probably sick of it by now.
DIY Growth Chart by 517 Creations
Nap Rating = 4 naps (1 for staining and dry time; 1 for measuring and marking the placement of each hash mark; 1 for transferring the numbers; and 1 for going back over them in marker)
Skill Level = Beginner
Cost = I had the stain leftover from another project so the only thing I had to buy was the wood itself. Upon my husband's urging, I actually splurged and bought the higher grade of lumber, though, because he was afraid the board would warp over time if I didn't. In hindsight, I'm glad I listened to him.
Instructions = I followed her instructions EXACTLY, even down to the font she chose for the numbers. And mine turned out great, so that tells me this was a great tutorial.
Does mine look like the picture? Yep! Well, except that my numbers are faced the opposite direction, which I suppose isn't accurate, but hopefully no one will notice. I only just noticed when the pictures were side-by-side. Oops!
Bottom line = This was a stellar idea and turned out as-advertised. What more could you want from a tutorial? What an inexpensive, simple way to personalize your home!