Santa stopped by for a little visit and while checking his list, he also checked his height against our newest creation--a ruler growth chart made with directions from http://517creations.blogspot.com/2011/04/ruler-growth-chart-pottery-barn-knock.html Very easy to follow her directions. Even this old, sometimes shaky lady was able to get pretty straight lines. Hubby bought, sanded and stained the wood for me, and got the paint pen.
Found out apparently there are oil based paint pens and water based--we used Marvy's oil based, so are letting everything dry for a day or two before putting varnish on--probably a spray one. Ours is a 1 x 8 that's 6 feet long and will hang with bottom 6" from floor so our tall sonny can get measured, too!!