Friday, July 10, 2009

Surfboard Growth Chart

Last Thursday and Friday I finally had a little bit of free time to do some much needed summer crafts. Brayden stayed with my parents while I was supposed to be working on finishing up my school projects for my first two summer courses. Something about doing homework and studying for two finals just wasn't quite appealing to me, so instead I finally got a chance to complete a project for Brayden's room. Last summer I transitioned him into his new "big boy" room and after finding a great deal at Pottery Barn Kids I was able to continue with his ocean/surf theme. After doing a little research on the computer for ocean themed rooms, I found a really cute idea for a Growth Chart made out of a surfboard. Unfortunately, the minimum price was at least $100 for a solid color, which I just couldn't see myself spending that kind of money on one. So I did the next best thing, I took my dad on a trip to Lowe's and I purchased some $30 wood for him to cut me out a surboard. I also happened to stumble upon a set of hibiscus Wall Pop stickers that were on clearance for $2.50.
It only took him about 7 months to cut it out for me (wasn't quite on the top of his priority list) and then it took me another 4 months to paint it. I used a little yellow paint that I purchased at WalMart from the "oops, wrong color shelf" and the .50 craft paint for the middle painting, 1 set of beach stickers along with wooden letter from Hobby Lobby and a lot of Mod Podge. I used the Mod Podge as glue for the Wall Pops and then the stickers I stuck to leftover scrapbook paper and then mounted with the Mod Podge. I also used the Mod Podge as a sealer over the whole board...Here is the final result including his reaction, a puzzled look wondering how I made it and finally getting a chance to measure himself.



Jes said...

OMG! How Cute! I love it!

MiMi said...

Awesome! I love this mod podge party, I'm gettin' lots of ideas to steal. :)

Xazmin said...

That is so cute! I love it! Thanks for linking up...I always have ambitions to do a growth chart, but never have gotten to it yet...this one is adorable!

Rachael W. said...

Too cute!!! I love this idea. Great job!

Annie said...

I love it!! Great job!

Brandy said...

that is SOOOO neat.

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