Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In our usual fashion we made some Christmas gifts this past Christmas.  As I was browsing around Pinterest 
as I sometimes do.  Well, maybe I should say, as I OFTEN do, I happened on this.
With all of the growing grandchildren we have I thought this would be a perfect gift for each family.  So, of course I enlisted Bud's help.  He knows lumber, and I don't!  He bought the boards, cut them, and routered the edges of each board.  Then he stained the boards.  I was up next. I painted the lines and numbers on each board.  The final step was a light coat of clear gloss then picture hangers on the back.  We ended up with this: 
Well, actually we ended up with four.  I'm not sure where the fourth one was at this point.   Anyway, we gave one to each of our kids for Christmas.  I look forward to seeing the marks on there as the grandkids grow.  And, best of all if they move it can go with them unlike a doorjamb!
Here Grayson is standing by his before it is hung.  If you are interested in making your own. Check out my board on Pinterest titled For the Home, or go here for directions.

We enjoy making things for our family, and we hope they enjoy them as well.


Laurie said...

I'm with you on the Pinterest Kim! Addicting, isn't it!? I love the board idea, I wish I had done that when all the kids were little. Too perfect!

Kath said...

I love them.