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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
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Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
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Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
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DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

DIY Grow chart

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My son is growing up, I don’t see it because I’m with him 24/7

Last week, I searched Toy’s R’us website (cute designs) and the web for a grow chart to start tracking his growth, there are so many of them and I loved how many moms out there did these projects for their kids.

Inspired by all those pictures, I started creating my own grow chart with tools gathered around the house and leftovers of paints used in previous projects.

Let me share with you, how I created his grow chart:

We had a piece of wood left in the garage from a different DIY project, it measures just a bit over 4 feet, perfect for this project.

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I spray-painted it in white, let it dry outside for one day.

To add his name to the grow chart, I painted and glued letters. These letters I bought them before my son was born and was not sure about what his name would be. Raphael ended up being his middle name (hiouf!)

I painted the letters in black so they could stand out in the white background and then glued them to the wood with a nontoxic Weldbond glue.

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To mark the inches and the foot lines, I used two different paint colors and a cereal bowl to draw four circles.

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Then, I used a thick, black Sharpie marker to mark the inches. I wasn’t sure how I was going to outline the numbers of the foot lines, so I looked around the house for some inspiration but came up with nothing. Later during the day, I decided to glue pencils to mark the foot lines (roman numerals).

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It looks playful and different! I love it and my little guy seems to love it too!

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As you can see, it was very difficult to make him stand next to the chart, he was too excited! 🙂

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  • arzea says:

    I love this! I made a DIY growth chart a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t posted it yet because I have yet to find the right spot for it…nice work!

    September 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I can’t wait to see your grow chart ! I haven’t found a spot for ours either! I think it will go in his playroom! Thanks again! 🙂

      September 17, 2012 at 11:23 am
  • decorilove says:

    He seems to like it! Adorable

    September 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes, he liked it very much! Thank you! 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm
  • misswwfashion says:

    It’s a wonderfull idea!! Very ciute!!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, I think we will keep this grow chart for a long time! 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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