Friday, July 30, 2010

Chalkboard Globe

As I cleaned out my basement and created my "keep" and "sale" piles (as I do every year). I rummaged through the sale pile once more.

I drug out this globe which I had originally planned to take into my classroom several years ago. As I wiped the cob-webs off I decided to put it in the keep pile and keep it I shall.




This simple craft calls for just a few supplies: chalkboard paint (sold in quarts $11.00 at Home Depot..ouch), a globe, some spray paint and a brush. (chalk too!)



I first painted the globe with several coats of the chalkboard paint.





Once the paint was dry I took the globe apart and spray painted the base with white Krylon spray paint.




And last I simply added my drawings to the piece.


A simple art piece for my home.

I will be linking up to these parties this week and I look forward to showing you my Rt 127 Yard Sale finds the next time we meet!

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16 comments:

Patrice July 30, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

I LOVE the way this turned out. My mind is spinning with how cute this would be for a teacher's back to school gift or in different sizes in our house. I can't believe how well the paint worked on the slick round surface! Love it!

Tiffany H July 30, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

How cute! The new Pbk catalog that was sent out yesterday had a boys' room with chalkboard globes and I loved them. Looks like you are one step ahead of them! :)

Melissa July 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

Seriously cute! I can just see it in my family room. Hmm, you have given me an idea. I am kind of chalk board happy at the moment, I love them, and want them everywhere. Hubby, well I think he's not so sure about them. :)

the thrifty ba July 30, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

coolness!

tati July 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

cool i love it

Jenna July 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

I LOVE this!! I home school my 7 year old & this would be a cool project! A globe where he can draw in his own continents! Awesome!!

Makalani Adolpho, PLC July 31, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

I just bought a globe last week and got the chalkboard spray paint today. I am ready to get this done over the weekend.

I like the white stand. I am not sure what color I will be making my stand.


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mom24boys July 31, 2010 at 6:37 AM  

What a great idea!

Daydream Believer July 31, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

This is SO cool! :)

Melissa July 31, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

That's awesome! Love the idea!!

Fawnda August 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Great Idea!

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theteo5 August 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

I just bought a globe at a garage sale yesterday to do this very thing to it. I saw the idea in the latest pottery barn catalog. Isn't it fun to be cheap and trendy?!

CINNIBONBON August 1, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Fabulous idea!! Especially the take out!!! hahah

Erin A August 2, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

This is SUCH a great idea! I love globes and this is a fun spin.

Also, love the lemon trees :)

Michelle August 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

Oh, I can't tell you how much I want one of those! Wonder if there's enough left of that globe the kids broke to cobble back together...

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign August 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

Really great...Love it!

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