How to Make a GIANT Ruler

Not sure why….but I have a thing for OVERSIZED décor!
Just check out all my other very OVERSIZED projects:
I might NEED a GIANT intervention!
I think this GIANT ruler goes perfect with my GIANT pencil!
I got a request from a customer to make a GIANT ruler… just so happen that I had a 1x12 sitting in my garage for the signs I’ve been adding to my Etsy Shop.
I used my sliding compound miter saw to cut a 1x12 to 6 feet long.
Items for this project are black paint, stain { my trusty vinegar/steel wool solution}, sander, a stencil and poly to seal.
I made a stencil with my Silhouette using contact paper.
I just worked with 6 inches at a time because it was easier….
Then I dabbed on black paint with a sponge.
Then I just kept moving my stencil down my board……I also overlapped one painted line to keep it even down the board.
If you happen to make a mistake, just sand the area and paint again……I wanted this ruler to be a true height measurement so I made sure that every foot was 12 inches apart.
I cut out some fat fun numbers… per my customers request and sponged on black paint.
Now….this looks nice and you could stop here if you wanted….but my customer wanted a distressed stain look…..
So….I used my palm sander to sand the whole board…I LOVE how it spread the black paint around, adding to the aged distress look.
Then I painted on my vinegar/steel wool stain.
I love the look this solution gives wood.
Then I used my palm sander again to distress the edges.
AND finally two coats of poly to seal the whole sign….I used satin.
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Noreen said...

Great ruler! And you did a good job of antiqueing it, too!


Hilani Ellis said...

This Turned out so awesome, visiting the blog to see the tutorial! I loved it on Instagram. :)

Toodie said...

Ooh, I love it. :)

TidyMom said...

I LOVE this idea!! so fun!

Thanks for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a great rest of the weekend

DIY Show Off said...

I love your GIANT ideas and DIY! :) This is super cute! Great job!

Sarah said...

I have a thing for rulers and this fits the bill, looks fantastic!

T. Navis said...

I LOVE this ruler and all of your giant stuff! I couldn't find an area to search for your vinegar stain mixture on your you have a page about it? Or could you tell us what your magical mixture it? Thanks!!

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