Monday, June 4, 2012

Global Decor {Chalkboard Painted Globe}


I have always had a thing for Maps and Globes.  I actually used to be a Geography geek but now 20 years later could not even tell you where many of our states are.  With four kiddos in the school system, luckily I am able to learn it all over again so there's hope for me yet.

Look how pretty they are, so many varieties and colors to choose from.   Don't know why I have never really purchased one...until now.

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I found this World Globe over at Goodwill for $2 and snatched it up.  The base was broken and it wasn't in the best of shape but I had plans for it so no worries.


I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do but I did know that I wanted to paint it to be more of a decorative item instead of it just screaming "GLOBE".

Of course Pinterest has great inspiration so pin away...but be sure to pin from the original source please.





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Which one do you like best?
My FAVE is this one from Pottery Barn with a SWEET price tag of $269!


via Pottery Barn

Well first 
I asked Ladybug to trace around all of the continents on freezer paper and then cut out the shapes.
She did a great job!

   



Okay so the black chalkboard inspiration won, maybe you guessed it from the title of my post!
For the next step I  painted my entire globe with  Krylon Black Chalkboard Paint. 




Two coats and it worked like a charm.

I then taped the shapes back on to the Globe with painters tape with numerous trips back to the world map on the computer for reference as best as I could.


I traced around the edges of my templates with a pencil and then filled it in with Chalk Markers (love those markers!)



It's not perfect, exact or completely accurate but I like the overall effect of it.  Remember it's drawn with a chalk marker so can easily be changed at any time.




So glad that I finally executed an idea from my Kabillion inspiration pics that I have on my Pinterest Boards.
It sure didn't take very long.  It was one of those projects that has me thinking, "why didn't I do it sooner"?

Hope you have a great week! 
I hope it inspires you to make your own!









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