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Magnolia Painted Wooden Rolling Pin

  This old hand turned solid wood rolling pin sat for years in my stock to paint stash. Prepping for my annual vintage market had me going thru the box. I saw it and visualized it painted warm white with my favorite magnolia flowers on it. So that is just what I did.

Pink Bohemian Floral Growth Ruler


I had a board on hand and decided to create a pretty pink floral growth ruler using the new Bohemian wedding Dixie Belle transfer.

The last board is the one far left with a warp to it. Wood is such a crap shoot it seems unless you go for the very expensive hard woods. Even if sourced straight from the store the wood tends to bend and warp after it sits for a bit and goes thru temperature changes.

Hopefully this one will be fine once screwed to a wall.

I painted both sides the pretty conch Dixie Belle silk mineral paint using a mini Dixie Belle synthetic brush after scraping wax off each end and sanding any snaggy bits.

I tried out my new Muddaritaville Studio growth ruler stencil. This version has the numbers horizontal to the number markings. This makes it so much easier to do this layout in one pass rather then turning the vertical ruler like version to achieve this layout. Be sure to stop by Muddaritaville with this link for 10% off your stencil order.

I stenciled on whitecap silk mineral paint on the stencil for a crisp but still soft contrast.

Now to add the pretty pastels flowers from the newly released Bohemian wedding Dixie Belle transfer. I cut out the graphics I wanted and placed them in the positions on a dry run (leaving the backing on). Once they were where I wanted I removed the backing and rubbed in place.

I sealed the transfers in place using Dixie Belle Terra Seal applied with a Dixie Belle premium chip brush. A couple coats of this matte sealer in total were applied.

And this beauty is complete, ready to mark some little girls growth thru the years.

Here are so many other growth ruler creations done over the years.

Below is a side view of the warp but once screwed securely to a wall most disappears.
It is also priced much lower to compensate for this character flaw.

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  1. This turned out so adorable! I’m excited to tell you this post will be featured in this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Thanks for sharing your creativity and we hope to see you at the party this week! Pinned!

    1. Thank you for this lovely gesture!! and for hosting

  2. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade over at Life is a LEO Wife. I hope you'll come by and share on Crafty Creators as well. It has a different audience, and I know they'll love this too! I'm featuring it on tomorrow's HIH. Hope to see you at both parties!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

    1. Thank you Niki for sharing this cutie and hosting such great parties

  3. What a fabulous idea! This is so cute and something you can keep for many years - reminding you of how the girls grew. Thank you for sharing on the Home Imagined Link party.

    1. Thank you Anna for the kind words and hosting :)

  4. The flowers are like the icing on a perfectly iced and decorated cake~ love this idea.


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