We finally got new pictures of his tape measure one year after I originally posted,...he's getting so big and its fun seeing how much he's grown! So enjoy this post from the archives!
I had a special birthday request from a very special birthday boy last year. My nephew, Noah, really wanted me to paint him something...he is very into anything construction and tools so we decided on a tape measure. I thought that we better make it useful so it was decided we would do a tape measure growth chart - not a ruler, mind you- a tape measure. I showed him pictures of giant wooden rulers and he dissed them flat out. So a tape measure it was, which meant I had nothing to go off of except, you guessed it...a tape measure!
What do you think! Do you think I pulled it off?
I really wanted this to be as accurate as possible- although simplified for sanity sake.
Originally I wanted the metal part of the tape measure to be at the top, but my husband convinced me that wasn't accurate AND my nephew would notice! lol!
The metal part of the tape measure is a base coat of gray and a second coat of metallic silver. The rivets are actually cabinet door pulls. I drilled holes and shoved them in...in fact I didn't even glue them because I couldn't get them back out! I think its my favorite part of the whole thing!
He loved it...even if he did beg grandpa to go find a tape measure to so he could make sure I had painted it correctly! Ha ha! Thankfully I did and got a passing grade!
Love that kid!