Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DIY Growth Chart on old Closet Panel

I have had this Pottery Barn Wall Art on canvas since my oldest son, Dawson, was a baby. 
He will be 12 next week.  I still have it hanging in my youngest boys' room.
  It was my inspiration for my latest project. 
I made this for my cousin's baby shower.  She is expecting her first baby in September.
Her nursery theme just happens to be rockets.

My brother gave me 2 of these closets panels
that he had left over from his home remodel.
I painted it Navy and used various shades from her nursery colors.

I freehanded the rockets.  I used a scrapbook stencil for the stars.
I used a lid for the planets, and freehanded the rings.  I used a ruler to mark the lines.
I like to use a portable board so you can always take those line marks with you.
I don't know about you guys, but our parents just put little mark on the wall with our name by it
in the home we grew up in.  They have since moved so we all those marks are lost.

I also have one on canvas.  I prefer the board,
because its much easier to keep it accurate. 
Its almost impossible to hang the canvas growth chart in the same place. 
And when you have twins....EVERY millimeter counts!!
Now my cousin will always have a cherished
keepsake which is always the best kind of shower gift.


  1. Great idea - the walls get painted over, we move and leave the milestones behind.

  2. I love this idea. We've moved 9 times in 12 years so this would be perfect for us. I only wish I'd read this idea 12 years ago. Thanks for posting. I can't wait to share it with my readers.

  3. How creative! I love it!
    I'm a follower of your blog now - everything looks great!

  4. What a wonderful idea. When I was growing up, we got marked on the wall, which was so exciting util I tunred 8 and we MOVED! I promised myself my daughter's chart will be portable. While I'll likely go with something more girly than rockets - you did a FANTASTIC job on this, I love it! I'm inspired to get a move-on on mine... my baby girl will be walking any time now!

    I'm hosting my *first ever* link party tomorrow - it opens tonight at 5:00 EDT in a couple hours. I'd love for you to come by and link this up. :)

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

  5. What a good idea! We'v got some 1 x 8's laying around, i may need to make one of these... ~JamieS

  6. You did a beautiful job on what surely will be a treasured gift!

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  8. Thank you for posting this! I featured your project on a post about amazing baby gift ideas. http://tulipsorchids.blogspot.com/2014/08/20-diy-baby-shower-gift-ideas.html


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