Thursday, January 14, 2010

Repurposed door growth chart

I used to sell vinyl lettering with Uppercase living. And that was before Tennyson was born. Just before I stopped I ordered a bunch of vinyl because I had so much credit. One of the pieces I ordered was a growth chart.

I have had this growth chart sitting in my closet for so long. I didn't want to put it on the wall, because I like to change wall colors too much and didn't want to lose that information. I suppose I was waiting to pick out the right piece of wood at the home improvement store. Then it hit me. I can repurpose an old door!

Not just any door, but a section of a bi-fold door that used to live between my front door and my kitchen. We took this door out right as we moved in and it's been sitting in our garage ever since.

I had Kevin take apart the door so I was left with one section.

Lucky for me the other side had no details

I lightly sanded it down,

gave it two coats of black pant and put my vinyl on


And this is it's new home

(see that space to the right of the chart and across from the stairs? That's where the door used to live)

I am having my sister, who owns a vinyl machine , continue the measurements up to 7 feet. She called me yesterday for all the details and I can't wait to see it finished.

I am using a white marker I found at Robert's to write down the measurements.

The kids love walking by and seeing how tall they are.

I've had to remind them more than a few times that they probably haven't grown much in a day. I am so excited to see this fill up!


April said...

I really want to be on your growth chart! I know the kids will be excited to see how close they are coming to being as "tall" as Nana. whatdya think?

Tobi said...

So cute! Our like our growth chart board (I made it at Enrichment and it looks like a giant ruler) - but yours is way, way cuter!

Chrissy said...

So cute! It looks great in your kitchen with those colors. What a great heirloom for them in the coming years and when you have grandkids, to see where they measure up with their parents when they were little! Such a great idea.

Mary said...

I still like to look at our old growth chart from time to time. I think it's a great record to have, and it looks nice too!

Colle said...

That is cute! I like the black!. Growing up we had 2 different walls we wrote on with pencil. It was fun to look at.

Lawson Family said...

It's like that wall was meant to have your growth chart on it! Too perferfect and I can't wait to help finish it off for your! (It would be driving me crazy to have that empty space)

Nicole said...

What a clever idea! I love it!!!

Denise said...

i love this idea! i have been trying to figure out how to measure on something that is not a wall and can be taken if we ever move. i LOVE this. turned out really cute!