How tall am I momma?

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I have been wanting to make a giant ruler for a couple of years now.  I first saw one at a friends house, and I just never had the time to make one.  This week the time had finally come!  I think its cute, don’t you?  The kids sure love it.  At least once a day I hear, “how tall am I momma?”

 

Here’s how you make it…

Supplies:

1 6ft by 8 inch board

Stain or paint (possibly mineral oil)

Old rag

Sander or sandpaper

Polyurethane, if you are staining (I used it in spray can form)

House numbers 1-6

Ruler

Permanent Marker

 

Directions:

  1. Sand your board and wipe it clean. I sanded the sides and corners too, to round them off and give it a more aged look.
  2. I stained mine first with a mix of Early American color stain (1 part) to 2 parts Mineral oil.
  3. I let it dry a little then wiped on a stain color called weathered gray.  I did this sparingly, so the stain would show through.
  4. After this all dries a few hours I sanded the edged to give it a worn appearance.
  5. Now you need your ruler and permanent marker.  Since your giant ruler is going to be off the ground you need to start at the 1/2 foot mark and go to 6 1/2 feet.  (It helps to lay out your lines with pencil first!) If you mess up, just sand it and start over, no biggie!
  6. After it has dried a few more hours spray it with polyurethane.
  7. Put on your house numbers and hang it on the wall!  you can always write the numbers  for a cheaper option, I just liked the 3-D look of the house numbers.

 

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