Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chalkboard globe

For a long time I’ve been wanting to decorate with globes.

I’ve seen some awesome ideas.

This chalkboard globe.


These globes.  Sorry I don’t know where I got this picture.  If you know please let me know so I can give the creator proper credit.

I did find a globe not too long ago, remember I showed my owl trio on it.


I wasn’t sure if I should paint it white or with a chalkboard finish so I left it alone.  But last week I found another globe and knew I finally had to paint one of them.

I decided on the chalkboard.


I used black primer on the whole globe and stand and then two coats of chalkboard paint on the globe and hammered aluminum on the stand.


It is not easy to season the globe.  I used almost a whole piece of chalk and it kept breaking into smaller pieces.

100_6945  After a dry rub off of the chalk.


Then I took a slightly damp cloth to wipe a bit more of the chalk off.

Now it is all ready to write on if I only could decide what to write…


I used some metallic rub-on on the little plastic doohicky (I’m sure there is a technical name for it.) on top of the globe.  It is plastic and had a light green color to it.  I like it so much better painted with the metallic rub-on. 


Maybe I’ll figure out something clever to write on my new globe.

Until then I’ll probably list it in my Etsy store but I won’t mind displaying it until it sells.

I do have another globe that I can paint up and make a second chalkboard globe.

Until then it will stay blank and may help me with my geography.



I usually link to these fabulous parties:


  1. You are here <---

  2. Great idea! I just bought an old globe at a thrift store and have been wondering what I wanted to do with it--now I know :)! Visiting from a bowlful of lemons...

  3. I'm so going to make this!
    I know exactly what i'm going to write on it: message to my husband about where he could take me!

  4. very cool. i have a party that goes from tues-thurs, i would love it if you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-11.html

  5. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  6. I love this, what a great job you did. I love globes and this gives me new love for them. Thanks for sharing,
    Cha Cha

  7. June!
    I love it and it came at the perfect time. I am redoing my son's bedroom in a vintage airplane theme and something like this will fit perfectly. Now, i just need to find a globe.... thrift store here I come!


  8. I love the chalkboard globe idea ... I've been wanting to do it as well but need to find a cheap globe first. Yours turned out great.

  9. It‘s so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Finding Fabulous. Of course, I scrolled a little and like what I saw. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  10. COOL!!!! I am a globe collector myself and I must try this sometime ;)
    Just popping in from TT&J!

  11. um this is awesome! haha. I love it. I definitely want to try this out now. thanks for the inspiration.


  12. cool globe! I love anything chalkboard!
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can

  13. LOVE IT!! I collecting globes for my classroom (great accessory) and will definately have to try this project over the summer!


  14. Genius...what a great way to interact with geography!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday! Stop by again this week!


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