I've wanted to make a ruler height board ever since Henry was born almost two and a half years ago. I Finally got around to making one right before Claire was born. I don't know what took me so long because it's really easy and really cheap. I bought the board and stain for a total of $8!
We have already measured Henry. He was so excited to get measured! Now I need to go look up Henry's measurements from 6 mos, 1 yr, and 2 yr to add to it.
We put it up on a small wall between the kitchen and front room next to a big ampersand. The door on the left leads to the hallway and bedrooms. (I'm planning on moving the small picture over to the right once I switch it from winter to spring decor.
First, I sanded the board really good. Then I used a rag to stain the wood. I only wanted a light stain so it went really fast. After it dried and the smell had faded, I used a ruler to mark all the measurements. Then I cheated and painted all the little markings with white nail polish because that was the smallest brush I had. Then I drew and painted the numbers with white acrylic paint. I didn't do any sort of finishing because it won't get much use besides sitting on the wall.
It makes me happy every time I see it, and I'm so happy I get to take it with us whenever we move!