This guest post is from Kassandra, who blogs at Coffee and their Kisses. She describes herself as “a crafty southern momma to a 3 year old boy, wife to my husband of 4 years, and a generally happy girl.” Welcome, Kassandra!
I’ve loved crafts since I can remember; when I started blogging, I found my niche in the craft-blogging world and started sharing my projects. I’m so excited to be guest blogging here at Rachel’s blog! It’s always nice to share my crafts with those who might not otherwise see them.
The craft I’m going to share with you today is one of my firsts. Not a lot of people have seen it because I was so new to blogging when I put it together. Therefore, it’s pretty much like new, if you think about it!!
First, I must give credit where credit is due: I got this idea from Lemon Tree Creations. I saw her cute growth chart and thought it would be perfect for my house as well.
Kids Wall Growth Chart
Here’s what I started with. We had an extra fence board from fixing the fence after Hurricane Ike.
(I saw it and I swear the Craft Gods were smiling down on me.)
After the paint dried, I got out my new measuring tape and started marking off.
For our wall, I knew that I wanted the growth chart to be exactly 3 inches from the floor. Unfortunately, the first time I did this, I added 3 inches, rather than subtracting.
And, even more unfortunate, I didn’t realize my mistake until AFTER I had nearly completed my project.
The next (and very important step) is pre-drilling the holes.
I measured my board and marked the middle. Then, from the bottom up, I did the same thing so I had a cross mark to drill. I did this on the top and bottom.