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I jumped on the measuring board bandwagon.  I think they’re so cute, and I’ve wanted to make one for Madison’s room since before she was born.  Several months ago I bought the board from Home Depot.  It sat around for awhile until I found the time to sand it and put a coat of primer on it.  I also filled in some holes and crevices with wood filler and sanded that down once it dried.  Then it sat around for many months until finally this past weekend I found the time to work on it some more!  Yay!

First I painted two coats of white paint on top of the primer.  Then I measured off one foot segments, and put down some Frog Tape.  I painted two coats of green paint on alternating sections.  Madison watched from her swing to make sure I did everything correctly.  She’s a lady of leisure.

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I took a video to document the process.  You must watch this because Madison is cute.

Then I removed the frog tape to reveal my lovely green and white 1-foot segments.

And here is my lovely board once the tape was removed.  The green and white segments are looking lovely.

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Next I printed out numbers 2-6 on my printer and cut the numbers out to make some stencils.  I just used regular paper, although something sturdier like card stock probably would’ve been better.  It still worked fine though.

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I taped the numbers down to mark each foot segment (I’m going to hang this one foot up from the floor in Madison’s room, which is why it starts off at 2 feet.)  Then I painted two coats of pink paint into my number stencils.

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And I peeled off my stencils immediately while the paint was still wet to prevent any sticking.

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Next was the most tedious part of the whole project.  I measured off one inch marks up the whole side of the board, and then used frog tape to create little dashes for every inch of the board.  That took awhile.

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Then I painted over the frog tape.

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And removed the tape to reveal my pink inch-marker dashes.

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Ta daaah! Pretty!

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Madison is excited about having it in her room.  I think I’m going to get some kind of clear protector coat to paint over the top before I hang it in her room though, just to keep it from getting dinged up over the years.

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I’m planning to use a sharpie to record her heights as she grows.  The first one will be right at 21 inches – her height when she was born 🙂

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