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***I’ve seen some people put a third coat stain… I wouldn’t recommend because it can get too dark. But it’s completely up to you*** (Just keep in mind that the numberings are black, and you would want these numbers to pop.)
Once it was dry, I got my pencil and ruler to start marking the ruler.
Marked the first 6″, which makes that the first foot (1) of the ruler (NOTE: The ruler will be 6″ away from the floor).
Then I continued to measure and mark increments of 12″ (3″ long)
Then, increments of 1/2″ foot (2.5″ long)
Next, increments of 1/4″ foot (2” long)
Now that I’ve got the markings down. I just used my thin paintbrush and black acrylic paint to go over the top of the markings.
As for the fonts, you can use any font you like at 200pt. And I just lined up each of the numbers next to the left side of the “foot” markings.
The wood was pretty soft, so I pressed on the pencil just a little harder and it made an indentation on the wood.
Then I grabbed my thin paintbrush and black acrylic paint and just went over the lines.
Once the acrylic paint was dry. I used Mod Podge to seal it. Some use polyurethane spray, but I prefer Mod Podge.
Then I left it overnight to dry.
The next morning I could not wait to see how it turned out and it was great!
Then I placed the saw-tooth picture hanger on the wood.
I just made sure to measure up 6” from the floor and get a measuring tape to verify the ruler is placed correctly on the wall.
My husband and kids loved it! This was a fathers day gift for him, so he can mark our boys’ growth. It’s such a fun thing for a father and kids to do.
Our boys get so excited and races to go against it, just to see if they’ve grown or not haha.
It’s adorable, fun and makes great memories…
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