You may recall that I actually already created a DIY growth ruler in our last home.It was stained a dark espresso color and the type face was more on the traditional side.At the time, it made sense with our dark colored furniture theme throughout the house. But in this new house, I’m going for lots of whites and neutrals with a modern vintage vibe.
And I’m being ruthless about my style. If it doesn’t fit, it goes! Or in this case, it’s gets flipped over and redone :P I may be ruthless but I’m still thrifty!So I flipped that bad boy over and gave it a light sanding. I focused on the sides a bit more since they too were stained. To fully cover up the stain, I ended up painting the edges a nice hearty white. I say hearty cause Behr delivers on coverage and there’s a big difference between a few coats of this stuff versus a few coats of acrylic craft paint. The next day, I got to making my ruler marks. Much like the last time, I taped some paper together to make sure my measuring was accurate before I committed it to wood. Except I cheated and just traced over the marks I had made last time. The Sharpie seamlessly went on the unfinished wood. I free handed a more playful font (this time I used amatic). All that’s left is to transfer the heights I’ve already marked.I was so much more relaxed making my marks this time around. I hope all my redo efforts in the new house feel this way! And I like the look of the ruler much better, too. We’re still in the process of moving in so I haven’t mounted the ruler to a wall. Not sure where it’ll go quite yet…
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Have you done any redo projects lately? Do you prefer one side of the ruler to the other?