Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Growth Chart

This project has been on our to do list for a while. Rob was able to complete it this weekend, and we are thrilled with the outcome.

We had some mahogany boards that were leftover from a project at my parent's home. The sentimental part is that they just sold their home two weeks ago, and now we have a piece of it with us always.  

He used a biscuit joiner to put together a few pieces of the wood. Then he used a good old fashioned planer to get the boards even and smooth. When all of the boards were attached he used his router to create a decorative edge around the growth chart.  He then stained it with some left over gray stain from another project.  I took this picture outside so you could see the wood a little better with the stain.

I purchased some vinyl growth chart stickers off the site Sassy Steals on morning for only $3. I had a credit which made it 50% off the already great price.  It was a lot less expensive then I would have been able to do on my Silhouette, and a lot less time consuming.  I just found a similar product on another daily deal site this morning. The site is called Jane and it has great daily deals too.
 Now it is hanging up in the boys room ready for us to record their growth. Rob started the chart a few inches below their birth weight.  He hopes they surpass the 6'5" mark one day though.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed our newest project.


  1. That is gorgeous and I love that you saved wood from your parents home. $3 is a steal!

    Rob clearly wants a couple of basketball players just wait to you have to feed growing teen boys, I don't even have the heart to tell you what that's like ;)

  2. What a great looking growth chart! And how cool that the wood has special meaning. That Rob is a talented guy! ... So awesome to see you over the weekend! And you looked great by the way!

  3. GORGEOUS. What a beautiful and sentimental piece that is certain to be treasured for years and years to come. Not only was it created from a piece of your parents old house BUT it was made with love by you and Rob AND it will mark your adorable boys' heights. It's perfect.

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  5. this looks awesome! i love the finish on the board and love that it's sentimental! :)

  6. What a great project and a fun way to measure your kids' growth. I love that the board is sentimental to your family.

  7. I love this project, Megan! I always wanted to have one of these when my kids were little but never put enough effort to make it. The sentimental value makes it a family heirloom.

  8. Oh that is a great project and so special that it came from your parents home. Also smart to make it portable. My kids growth chart is on a wall in some rental house from years ago and probably painted over! Hard to imagine those beautiful babies over 6 feet tall someday! Is Rob tall?

  9. Very cute! I love how you used the wood from your parents home. I made one for my little girls room as well recently...such a great little project.


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