I've got a few birthdays coming up for my girls this summer, and I've always liked those big 6' rulers that seem to be all over Pinterest (where you can follow my board - just search for studiojlt) but they all seemed a bit...cheap. Painted numbers and tick marks. I thought I could do better than that, so here it is. I used my Dremel for the tick marks, and they were nice and even due to a nice little spacer jig that I put together. I bought the number hardware from Lowes - these are actually house numbers I used. I thought the brushed nickel would stand out well against the dark stain.