Rental, sweet rental! Since our wedding in 2007, my husband and I have moved in and out of 5 rented accommodations. Moving in, each time, we would think this is for a long time, but as it happens, 5 houses in 7 years.
Decorating rented accommodation is rather daunting. Whenever we painted walls, we would have to repaint. If we made a shed or a fence, we would have to leave it behind. I think now I am learning, that whatever you make, however you decorate, it has to be mobile or removable. That’s why this is such a great post for all the folk out there renting! Kid’s heights have to be measured, and you can’t really take a door post with you every time you move.
It was very easy to make. Boards this size are sold at any DIY store. This one cost me 7 euro.
The board was stained. I sort of carved in some measurements and stenciled numbers with tippex. Tippex covered better than white paint, dried very quickly and had a very nice uneven texture to it.
We use metric system in Cyprus, so naturally I used metres. Start with 50cm and go up to 1.6m. Parhaps my children will grow taller than that… I will have to make an extension. Look out for that post in a few years.
An easy and quick craft that has been and will be part of our family’s history.
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