I have so many posts I want to write! We have done some major changes in the house including the board and batten in the dining room and painting our master bedroom. I got side tracked with THIS book and now I'm reading THIS book.
I bet you have all seen the over sized rulers on pinterest and really just all over the internet. I love them! So several weeks ago when I was in Little Rock I had my Dad pick up a pine 1x8 that was 6' long.
He started out showing me how to sand it with the sander but he quickly took over. I was reminded of all those science projects in school that turned into his projects because he enjoys them and he is a perfectionist. :) At least I always got good grades on them!
I used a wax with polyurethane in it that my Dad already had.
I put two coats on it with a light sand in between the coats.
I measured every inch and made a pencil mark.
It sat this way for about a week because I was nervous about painting the lines. During that time I read Erin's post HERE where she used a Sharpie. Perfect!
I copied Erin again by printing out numbers and then tracing over them with a ball point pen. It leaves a slight indention in the wood that you can fill in with a Sharpie. The pictures below speak for themselves.
I thought I would hang it here:
But we ended up hanging it by the French doors. I love it here. You can see when you walk in the garage door or the front door. I love how the wood compliments the bamboo shades too.
I haven't transferred Westin's measurements from the closet door frame yet but I will soon. My favorite thing about this is that we will take it with us if we ever move.
P.S. Did you notice anything funny about this? I accidentally made the numbers going the wrong way! If you hold a ruler up on it's side, the numbers are sideways. Oh well, I'm not re-doing it and I really am happy with it this way.