One of my favorite things in the playroom is the giant ruler growth chart. It made a small appearance on the playroom mood board, but it is actually a key piece that makes this room playful. The giant ruler is functional and whimsical decor. Plus…it fits perfectly on the tiny wall between the linen closet and the guest room door.
I purchased the vinyl decal for the giant ruler from Abbie’s House on Etsy. I applied it to a 6 foot long 1 x 8″ select pine board. I mounted it to the wall at the top and bottom with screws. To get a nice exposed hardware look, I used finish washers under the screws. I think it adds to the ruler feel. I left the wood natural. It is actually the reason I want to leave the DIY console table bookshelf behind the sofa a natural color as well.
I use a fine tip permanent marker to record the boys’ heights. We mark their height at least every couple of months. I keep each of their markings in a separate “column”. I have a bunch of markings to transfer from my older son’s first growth chart. Someday when we are done marking it, I will coat it with polyurethane to protect it. I want everything on this giant ruler, because this will be our heirloom growth chart. If we move, it can move with us. It has a timeless look that I love.