DIY Jumbo Chalky Growth Chart

DIY Jumbo Chalky Growth Chart

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 25th 2016

This clever growth chart uses Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint in a big way.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • lint-free cloth
    • 2" foam brush
    • craft knife
    • wooden board
    • foam roller brush
    • hand-sander
    • vinyl sticker



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Sand the 1" x 8' wooden board with a hand-sander or sandpaper until smooth.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the board with two coats of Carbon with a foam roller. Let dry completely between coats.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a ruler to apply a vinyl sticker/stencil of your choice on the board.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. After the vinyl lines are in place, apply the vinyl numbers of your choice. Measure and mark the spots with a pencil so they align correctly.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Apply a generous amount of Americana Satin Decou-Page with a foam brush over the vinyl stencil. Let dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. After the Decou-Page has dried, apply three to four thin coats of Whisper. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. After the paint is dry, remove the vinyl stencil, using a craft knife or hook to lift gently.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Lightly hand-sand over the entire board, paying special attention to the edges and corners. Wipe off any excess dust with a paper towel.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Coat the entire board with Clear Crème Wax with a lint-free rag. Let dry. After the wax has dried, buff the entire board with a clean cloth.
    18. Instruction #9