Okay, this is a fun one! I decided to give a DIY growth chart a shot a few months ago after being seeing them pop up all over pinterest.
I knew I wanted to incorporate the pink and gray tones of my daughter’s nursery, which you can check out here. Ombre immediately came to mind.
If you follow me on instagram (which you totally should because I’m always posting pictures of my adorable babe), then you may remember seeing a photo of me working on this project over a month ago. Yeah. This guy sat in the in between for quite some time. Too many half finished projects, what can I say?
One thing about choosing a board. If I could do it over, I would pick a board with very few knots it in. Mine had quite a few and it isn’t very flattering under the paint.
To get the ombre look, I marked off six sections. Then, I painted the darkest shade of pink on the bottom section. When painting the next section (the middle pink color) I rolled my roller brush up into the darkest pink to fade into it. I did this with all six colors.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl stencils for the numbers. Now, I had a hard time figuring out what color I was going to paint these numbers and I’m still not sure I made the right choice. Any other color I think would have been washed out. I still think glittery numbers would have worked nicely, I may go back and do that. Who knows!
Lastly, I needed a way to mark Miss P’s growth. For now, I am using these little tags and some wash tape. I’m still deciding on the best way to mark her growth. I love washi tape so I may just end up with some washi tape flags.
So, there you have it. My pink and gray ombre growth chart. I look forward to getting it hung up in my daughter’s room.
Tell me what you think! Are you a fan of ombre?
I hope you all have a great week!
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