A few years ago now, I saw this post from 517 Creations on making a Pottery Barn Inspired Growth Chart. I really liked this concept, not necessarily for the design, but for the thought that we could have a portable growth chart we could move, should we ever change Brielle’s room or if we ever moved to a new house. When Brielle was four months old, Derek and I revisited this functional nursery décor piece and got to work making one!
First up was a trip to Home Depot for a piece of wood. Derek spend some time sanding it down to make it nice and smooth. No rough edges for our baby! And yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Why is he outside sanding on two garbage cans when he has that beautiful garage to work in?” The boy doesn’t want to get it dirty! I don’t get it either! Isn’t that what it was for? Anyway, back to the project!
After two coats of white paint as a base, the blank canvas was ready for me! I spent one evening writing the measurements marks along the left edge and sketching a little scene along the right. I figured hot air balloons, kites, birds and clouds were pretty fitting for our little girl taking flight.
I used the paints left over from her canvases to keep the consistent color palette and spent a few nights on the kitchen floor dressing it up. At almost 8 months, we finally had an afternoon to hang the chart, putting it right next to her door when it’s opened.
I love how it turned out and how it serves as a functional piece of art for her room. Can’t wait to watch this little one grow tall!
Oh how tall is she, you ask? At 8 months she measured right below 26 inches. :)
See all the details of Brielle’s pink, grey and white nursery here!
UPDATE: I’ve since made two other growth charts using the same method!
An Under the Sea themed design for Hailey’s nursery
And a construction truck themed design for my nephews, also used for their name announcement prior to Jared’s arrival!
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