board. (about $1.15 at a lumber store)
spray paint to match your decor
stencils, or items to cut out and decoupage to match your decor
Podge to seal it all.
paper, large grit and fine grit
fine point marker
will want to sand your board really well with the large grit sand paper.
Then, go to a fine grit paper and sand it again. You need it smooth,
but not too smooth.
A tack cloth
is a cloth treated with wax or chemicals that enables it to get up all
of the dust. Go over your board with a tack cloth to remove all of the
dust from sanding.
paint the board. I find that spray painting the front sides and back
make it a lot easier to deal with.
your board to match your decor. If you are using the Noah's Ark Nursery
theme in the baby's room and plan to keep the board there, then you
might want to do the board in a Noah's Ark Theme.
You can free
hand paint, use stencils or you can cut out paper to decoupage the
When you are
completely done decorating the board, seal it completely with the Mod Podge.
Be sure not to get the Mod Podge on the lid or on the lip as it will seal
shut and you will never get it open again.
When the Mod
Podge is dry, lay your board on a flat surface. Using the Yard Stick and
black fine point marker, mark the feet and inches along one side of the
Now, you may
hang the board. If you are going to keep it in one place permanently, then
you may elect to screw it into a stud on the wall. If not, you can get a
picture frame hanger set at any hardware or hobby store.
chart can move with you or can be
given to your child when he/she has children of their own.