I <3 globes.
I haven’t gotten a new one in a long time… I must get thrifting and remedy that. I want a whole collection of them. So far I “only” have six.
One of them has been in the kids’ rooms for as long as I’ve had it. For Mark’s room refresh, I did a little work on it. Then, as any globe-a-holic would, I stole it for myself.
But I had my reasons.
Have a look…
I was never totally happy with the globe for the kids’ rooms because it isn’t very colorful – I know it has some colors, but not the bright, vibrant hues I picture when I imagine a globe collection. But I always kept it in their room in hopes of just that – a collection of globes.
Well the collection is slow going and my patience is lacking, so I decided to have my way with this one, as I’d had my chalkboard ways with one in the past.
I gently spread the bar that attaches to either end of the globe (it’s like a spring-loaded clamp), in order to remove the globe. Then I bent and inserted the end of a metal hanger into the hole and hung the globe outside. I cleaned the globe and applied a good coat of gray spray primer, and followed it with two good coats of black chalkboard spray paint. I let that dry about 48 hours before I tried writing on it.
In the meantime, I added two coats of Rust-Oleum antique bronze spray paint to the stand.
I rubbed a chalky eraser all over the globe first to prime it. Then, looking at another globe and following the mountain ridges on the chalkboard globe, I drew in the continents. Some small islands may have been lost / forsaken during the makeover of this globe.
Then I got going on Mark’s room. When I hung up his adaptable art frames, and tried to layer in the refashioned globe in front of them, it was toooo much neutral/gray. And the kids were already trying to spin it which it has never done gracefully, and were leaving oily, dark fingerprints all over it’s dusty chalkboard goodness...
That’s when I snatched it up and marched it down to my room. And it lives with me now. And now I love it.
It just needs one thing…
There’s a big ol’ Pacific Ocean just screaming for a message. I can’t decide what to write.
I think right now the frontrunner is “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” It would certainly be a much needed reminder for this worry wart. That’s a gross expression when you write it. :/
Anyway, what do you think? What word or phrase would you write???
I have to go buy some more globes now.
PS: that crazy striped wall is killing me. I liked it at first but it’s too busy. Husband says this wall is a circus and the other walls in the room are too dark. He wins. Soothing Palladian Blue walls coming right up! Well, whenever I get around to it.
PPS: click the links to read past blog posts about other items seen above: map-covered clipboard, multi-colored plank wall and Ashley Anne inspired shelves seen in my master bedroom reveal, bowl full of postcards, and the TNT stands for “Ty N Tasha” and also dynamite ;P… as for sources, the “&” is a print by the talented Katie Daisy from her Etsy shop the wheatfield, and most everything else is thrifted or heirlooms. =)