Canvas Growth Chart


This week, I finally hung the first acrylic painting on canvas I made for my daughter's room. I spent $14 on two canvases from Wal-Mart and some basic acrylic paint colors to depict a tree with polka-dotted grass, bulls-eye fruit, and a patterned little bird. I used an EXPO pen that wipes off my wall fairly easily (when wet) to mark where I wanted to hammer small nails into the wall for temporary placement. Then I hung both lightweight canvases. For my daughter's 4th birthday, I plan to use a silver or gold permanent marker to "carve" her height and age into the tree trunk. Instead of marking a door jamb, I like how we'll be able to move her growth chart and use it as artwork at the same time.
A quick show and tell:






I'm so glad it has a home! :)


8 comments:

  1. This is adorable! And I love that it would be easy to take with if you ever move :) I was just watching my middle one try and reach something on the counter and thinking that I NEED to have a growth chart for them, I have never seen one on canvas, this is perfect! Thanks for the great idea :)

    Dawn from htttp://www.IThinkWeCouldBeFriends.com stopping by from the Pin-it Party to pin :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment Dawn. If you paint a growth chart, I'd love to see! :) Checking out your web page right now. =D

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  2. This is just darling! I love that you painted it as art on canvas. And showing the growth up the height of the tree is so cute! Marvelous!

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    1. Joanne, thank you for being such a faithful friend! It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

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  3. Wow! Great idea. That is super fantastic. Love it!

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  4. We got the canvas to make one of these last weekend! Thanks for sharing.
    http://itzybellababy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh, that's awesome. :) Thank you for commenting and sharing your link. Stopping by your blog now!

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