Wooden Rulers make the best projects!


If you want to play along...you will need a few rulers {depending on the size you want}.

Hooks. I decided I wanted three for mine. You can find these at your local hardware stores. I bought mine at The Royal Standard.

Wood glue.

One piece of wood. I am using a very old piece of cypress that I had on hand. The size of wood you choose will depend on how many rulers and hooks you will need.

Lay your rulers out on your wood and get an idea of the lengths you want.

I chose to make mine mix-matched for a more vintage look. You can even try some upside down. I even painted one piece yellow for an even more vintage appearance.

After you have cut your rulers to size and laid them out you will then glue them down . You may need to apply some pressure to help with drying. I used some old books.

Then add your hooks!

This has been such a fun project to make!

You cant mess it up a bit..vintage..remember!

It's ok if you have some gaps too..vintage!

I can think of so many projects to do with these sweet rulers.

You can make your board as big or as small as you like. I think it would even be cute to make a small one with only one hook.

I will be selling this one you see in my Etsy!

Now this picture shows what it can look like if you stain your rulers.

This was my first one that I made and after staining it became very dark.

Some of the rulers that I used were very old and dry. That meant it soaked the stain up like a sponge. Just test a small piece before spending hours on your project.

This one came out perfectly vintage! I didn't stain all of this one. I like the look of some aged and some new. Have fun!

81 comments:

  1. Perfect...like all your projects. I knew this was what you were doing. Didn't want to ruin the surprise for others though!!! Love it ♥

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  2. what a great idea! looks so neat.

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  3. How stinking cute is this!?!? You have the best ideas. You are such a sweet and talented person. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Renee McCranie

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  4. Oh I just love it! You really do know how to think out of the box!!

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  5. Great! I would love to have one of these hanging in my classroom or anywhere for that matter. You come up with the best ideas...

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  6. I love this project. Were your rulers on the second one new? I would have a hard time finding so many old rulers, but I will definitely be keeping my eyes open. Jackie

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  7. Perfect for a back hall or the laundry room in my house!!! love this idea, Susie. Your partially stained one is my fav.
    :-) Sue

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  8. Awesome project! I can see this in several places in my home.

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  9. I love this! You are so talented! I want one!!! I have missed talking to you, but will be driving this morning to meet my mom and will give you a call!

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  10. That turned out really cute! I am loving a vintage look so that is great!

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  11. Wow! What a creative, clever idea! I LOVE it, Susie!

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  12. Very cute project. Slow down, girl. You're giving me too many ideas & I can't keep up.

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  13. What a great way to repurpose old rulers!

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  14. Wow! You sure have a knack for creative ideas! Who woulda thunk?? :)

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  15. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    I love it! Aren't you a clever girl?!?! Now I'm going to have to start collecting yet another item *smiles*

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  16. So very Vintage!!! Right up my alley!!! Love it and your tutorials are always so clear, simple and fun to read!!!!
    I love that alpha one below too!!! U R So talented!!!

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  17. That's such a great idea. Love it! Never in a million years would I have thought of that - thanks for sharing it!

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  18. Such a great project!! Love the look of the rustic rulers paired with the more fancy hooks! You've got some great ideas goin' on! :)

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  19. Susie, this is so cute! I love it and I love the piece you made in the previous post! Great creativity!

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  20. Susie, it looks great. I really like this idea.

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  21. Egads - so cute. I'm still trying to know where I would put your last project. Now, I'm really behind.

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  22. Love this! It is totally awesome looking! I am going to make me one for my laundry room. Thanks for the idea and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleave.

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  23. Awesome project!! You have the best ideas. :)

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  24. I won't be able to find one ruler at the thrift store! *smiles* Because everybody has seen your project and went and got them all. That would look great in my laundry room...I gotta find me some of those old rulers.

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  25. Susie, your little creative brain is really working overtime lately! Too cute.

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  26. oh my goodness...this is stunning. i love it. i have been eying rulers for some time now and trying to think what to do with them, but this is amazing. perfect project.

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  27. Susie,
    This is my favorite project you've done yet! I love it and will definitely be stealing your thunder by making one for my entryway! Sorry you missed the garage sale.... We did well and it helped fund our "girls" trip.

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  28. How adorable! That would be the perfect thing for my sister's classroom - I am going to have to tell her to check this project out

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  29. I went to Louisiana Tech and I use those Lagniappe books all the time to weight things down!

    Very cute project. I'd love to do something similar but I have such a hard time finding old rulers like that. The antiquing in the Carolinas is not what I'm used to back home.

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  30. what a fabulous idea!!! you are brilliant :-)

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  31. Wow! I am definately going to have to try this! You have the BEST projects!!!

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  32. How cool is that!

    Love it!

    Hugs from Texas...

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  33. Ohmygosh! I might need to get on making one of these. I have some "bunny" hooks I have done nothing with at this point. I just have an old plate rack I was going to use to hang things in the mud room. Haven't done that yet either.

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  34. this is why we love you!

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  35. Very cute! Now to find some of those fabulous old rulers.

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  36. What a great idea. I always love seeing your projects.

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  37. So cute, Susie!! I love those!

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  38. Your projects always measure up to something eXtra special ~ thanX for the great inchspiration!

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  39. I'm responding to your comment on my blog just because I don't know how cross commenting across blogs works! lol

    I graduated in 1999 and yes, I've had to go back and visit my brick. My mom ordered me a "rendering" of my brick to frame and my own MOTHER didn't spell my middle name right so I had to make sure the actual thing was spelled correctly.

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  40. Dear Susie, thanX so much for popping by. I'm back up and running and very thankful to be reconnected. What a nice surprise to see your comments. Now you've made MY day!

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  41. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. Do you have creativity oozing out your ears or what lady? You have such a talent!

    Now I'm off to scour the house for old rulers. I can think of at least 4 right off the top of my head. Whoo-hoo!

    ~Amanda

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  42. I lost track of how I wound up here, but Wow!...I am glad I did.
    I love your blog!
    Love the round letter idea, and the yard stick idea, and I'm sure I love all of your ideas. Gotta run, so I can catch up all of them.
    Come to see me!
    Rhonda

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  43. Girl, you totally rock and "rule"!! ;)

    I LOVE it!

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  44. i obviously could not resist...i had to buy it from your shop right away!! i can not wait until it gets here.

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  45. Susie,
    You are on a creative roll girlie! Loved teh typeface lettered project you posted the other day and this one is just as creative.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  46. Love it- I really liked the stained one too:) So glad your Etsy is back up. I need a sign for my kitchen now!!

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  47. Susie, you share the neatest projects!!!! This rack is just wonderful ~ I love old rulers...you have a sweet, generous spirit ~ xxoo, Dawn

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  48. HI Dear Susieness! Oh, you're just the smartest one! I love this! How do you think up all of these great little projects?
    Thanks for popping in to see me!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. Hi Susie,

    What a wonderful idea and love your coat rack. You are very talented.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Enjoy your week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  50. Hey I will take the one you messed up...VERY CUTE...just like you!

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  51. Just went looking for it in your etsy shop and it's gone! Arrghhh!

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  52. Beautiful, Susie! I saw some old ruler projects in a magazine a long time ago, so I saved a few that my dad had on hand. But I've never done anything with them...maybe I'll try something like this!

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  53. I love coming to your blog, you have so many great ideas. Love the rulers and hooks, how creative!

    Michelle

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  54. So much fun!!!!!! Neat Christmas present idea or any special occasion for someone that appreciates vintage things.

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  55. You are as smart as a fox! You always come up with the cutest ideas. Love, love, love the vintage look!

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  56. Hey we went to Tech too...when were you there??? Oh, and that is a super cute idea!!!
    PS....we don't have a brick though!!

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  57. Your projects and home are just beautiful! I love the ruler rack. What are your wall colors? (and please forgive if you've already posted a link giving that info.)
    My husband went to Tech too, it's so funny to see the yearbooks on here.

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  58. What a great idea, again!!! You always come up with beautiful and unique things.

    I just put up a NEW POST on my Blog! If you have a chance, come by and say hi!

    Have a great week,
    Aimee

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  59. That is seriously cute! Great job.

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  60. Oh how cute! I love the "old" look of the rulers! You did a great job! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  61. That's so pretty! I love the aged effect, very nice! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.

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  62. Susie~
    Thanks for sharing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea! just picked up a cute little crown hook at HobLob that I was trying to figure out something to do with and YOU have provided my inspiration! Now the real fun begins -searching out vintage rulers :)

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  63. ~WOW! Susie that is truly beyond adorable. LOVE it!

    I'm having my B-day giveaway if you would like to stop by. You're always welcome! :)

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  64. Wow Susie, that's fabulous. I LOOOVE it.

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  65. wonderful
    thanks
    Barbara jean

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  66. Oh, Susie...I've just GOT to have something black with numbers on it..I am NOT a bit crafty so I keep watching your shop for something with numbers!! I gotta stay up with the crowd, ya know..and I sure as heck can't afford PB...bwaaaaaaaa

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  67. Great idea, I love it!

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  68. I absolutely love it. What a great idea.

    Ruth

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  69. How in the world do you come up with the ideas for these projects? That is the CUTEST idea! I love it! It makes me think of my grandparents' old yardsticks they got from hardware stores when I was little.

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  70. OMG how darn cute is that...you are so crafty...

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  71. Love this idea!! So vintage!

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  72. susie, thank you so much...i love love love it...sadly the postal service broke one of the hooks. the box was a little smushed when it got here. but my husband is very handy and says that he has glue just for metal that will fix it.

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  73. I love this!! You did a wonderful job..as usual :o)

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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