Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pinterest Challenge # 3



Ok, I'm running a little late... But better late than never right!

I've been a little distracted lately, and didn't get my project done by last night as planned. And I also forgot to take photos along the way. Whoops!

Hopefully the photos of the finished product will make up for it.

Anyway, onto my project & pinspiration.






A while back I saw this amazing wooden ruler height chart that Sarah from The Table made. I pinned it straight away and figured that now was the perfect time to DIY my own version.

I've been keeping track of Max's height on the trunk of the tree decal in his room. But seeing as it will probably come down when I make his room into a 'big boy' room I needed something new.

For mine I used a cheap piece of pine from bunnings, a tin of walnut stain and a sharpie.  To get my numbers nice and neat I printed them out on cardstock, cut them out and then traced around them onto the timber. I also ran them through my xyron sticker maker before tracing them so that they wouldn't shift around as I drew around them. Obviously I also did mine in cm's rather than inches :)

And here's my finished project.







I haven't hung it on the wall yet. I think I'll need Sean's help to do that when he gets home from work tonight.

I love how it turned out & Max loves it too. He's really into numbers at the moment and has been calling it his special number stick :)

So, that's me done. Go check out what Katie, Sherry, Erin, Cassie & everyone else has done. There are some crazy-good DIYers out there!!

Edited - We've since hung the ruler on the wall, and I've added an updated photo below.

On the wall just outside of Max's (messy!) room.



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  1. Wow! This is so awesome! Some sweet day I want to try my hand at this! Good job!

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    1. Thank you! I really loved the pallet art you made too :)

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  2. Oh my goodness Tamsyn, you did a fantastic job with it, it looks just like a ginormous ruler, I want one!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristin, it really was so easy. I'm sure you could whip one up in no time!

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  3. you have done such an awesome job! this looks amazing!!!

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  4. Tamsyn! This is brilliant!! I'll say it again, you are one seriously talented girl!

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    1. Thanks Leese, know I just need an ounce of your talent as a photographer and I'll be on my way ;)

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  5. Love it! Good to know it's a simple project. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks Cate. I'm loving the posts on your birth story, such a beautiful read x

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  6. Wow! It came out so great! Seriously, it looks like you bought it.

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    1. It is a fun thing to have, Max loves going up to it and asking me to measure him :)

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  8. That looks professionally done! Great job! Thanks for checking out my DIY project, too. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah, it was a lot of fun to make!

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  10. This turned out great! Awesome job!

    Handsome young man too! :)

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    1. Thanks Amber, he's a good match for your beautiful little princess!

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    2. We just won't tell him how high maintenance she is! ;)

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  11. Omg, this is sooo cute, Tamsyn! I love things that are miniature or large versions of normal size items, hehe. And Max is super adorable too :)

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    1. Thanks Amy!! I love things that play with proportion too!

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  12. That is seriously awesome! What a cool idea! And it turned out fantastic! (I need to get a handle on these exclamation points!)

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    1. Thanks Devon, exclamation points are my weakness too!

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  13. It turned out great! I love the stain color you chose.

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    1. Thank you, I really loved your project too :)

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  14. I love it! My to do list has officially grown by one more project. :)

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    1. Isn't that just the best and worst thing about blogs and pinterest?! So much inspiration, so little time!!

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  15. What a great idea! I have been searching for a way to track my little guy's height and this looks like the perfect way. Adding it to my LIST!

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    1. I hope you do! Please send me a link so I can check it out :)

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  16. Well done!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  17. It looks amazing! You did such a great job on it! And it looks like Max likes it too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sam! He does love it, which is lucky because like a typical toddler if he doesn't like something he won't go near it!

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  18. Adorable, it looks so great! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you'll keep reading!

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  19. This looks great! What a brilliant job you've done. And how cute is Max?! x

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    1. I think he's pretty cute too, but I'm definitely biased! Thanks Anna xx

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  20. Looks great! I love the inches...great job!

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I loved yours too :)

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  21. This is such a great project! I love it. Great job.

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  22. Looks nice and neat. Perfect! I love that this makes it so portable - hard to take wall marks with you when you move...

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  23. Excellent job Tamsyn. It looks so good!

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  24. Wow! That turned out so well! I can't believe you painted that yourself!

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  25. Wonderful job! What a neat momento. I can't decide who's cuter-- your little boy or your dog. :-)

    Thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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    1. Aww thanks Erin! Thank you for stopping by :)

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  26. How did I miss this one? I love it! We had our measurements on a wall at our old house, which got painted over!! I'm doing this in the next week or so!! xx

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    1. I had mine on the wall previously too, I'm really excited about being able to add the new baby's measurements to this one as well! Send me the link if you make one, I would love to see it xx

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  27. I'm attempting one of these this week (just tracking down a number stencil..) How do you now mark in the date & height, I have 2 little people and am not sure how we'll do it

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    1. Hi Nell, I just right mine on with a sharpie. I only have Max on there at the moment, but with number 2 on the way I'll have lots more measurements to add soon :) I'll add a photo with the measurements added on when I get home this afternoon.

      Don't forget to send me the link when you make yours, I'd love to see how it turns out! xx

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