Monday, November 18, 2013

Small Project #3 Painting Globes

Third project, updating faded and worn globes.

First, a metal framed, worn and faded globe is given a fresh look. I used Rust-oleum Spray Chalkboard paint for this globe, 2 coats plus touch ups.

Last of the dahlias, a slate, some vintage books and two well loved stuffed toys on my little desk.

For the 2nd globe I used Rust-oleum Chalkboard paint/brushed on, 2 coats and some 'touch ups'. Globe had seen better days, some strips had been torn off the map. Black globes look great in vignettes. (I did touch up the 'missing paint' in the plastic support after I took this photo.)

 I painted the plastic base as well and so far the paint is 'sticking'.

Must admit that I love the look. DGS was very interested in identifying continents by shapes.

This is the final small project post in my mini series, may have to try it again.

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  1. Joy, what a great project. I have a few globes but they are all in good shape. Will start looking for one that I can paint.


  2. What a lovely idea. I love the fact that the profiles are raised so it's still tactile.

  3. I am catching up on your posts! Lovely work! I'll be BACK for your next one!

  4. This turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for linking up to The DIY'ers!

  5. It looks fantastic, Joy! I've seen retail versions of these that are super expensive. Great DIY!

  6. This is neat Joy...I'm intrigued and now inspired! Great Job...

  7. I love the idea behind painted globes, quite fun :)

  8. How fun, love this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. I would never have thought of doing this, Joy. What a great idea. I'm thinking one painted Antique white would look cool too; maybe paint it gold first, use vaseline on the textured parts, then paint white and rub the paint off the high points? I wonder if that would work?

  10. What a difference a little tender care and paint can do.

  11. I saw one in a magazine painted with chalkboard paint, then they drew a face on it, put a black top hat on it, and used it as a Halloween decoration. It was really cute. Thanks for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link Up! So honored to have you joining in. -Dawn @ We Call It

  12. Thats a really cool treatment! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm


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