chalk board painted globe

chalk board painted globe

i’ve had the pleasure to do a few decorating jobs for our school over the summer, and this globe was one of them.

we focus so much on world history that globes are just a natural item to decorate with.

chalk board painted globe

while this globe is beautiful, it just was kind of blah for the school, with the tan color for the oceans and lakes.  but i noticed how pretty the colors of the land masses were and decided to just focus on them by repainting the water.  i though first about painting them turquoise, but then quickly landed on chalkboard paint for the project.  thankfully, i still had some left from previous projects.  the globe was only $3 so this was a cheap fix!

chalk board painted globe

 this took me about an hour and a half, start to finish.  i used a few different sized brushes – big for the open seas, smaller for the land borders, tiny for the lakes.

chalk board painted globe

 as you can see, its not perfect.  i did 2 coats along the edges and 3 coats in the bigger open areas.  the paint dries really quickly so i was able to go over an area just a few minutes after each coat.  and my mistakes aren’t very noticeable – i painted over a chunk of iceland accidentally, but unless you know the land well, you’d never know!  and some of the tiny islands… well, they just don’t exist on my globe!

chalkboard painted globe

 

i haven’t decided if i want to actually use the chalk board aspect of this and write something on the globe – i kind of just love the matte black against the pretty colors!

since this one has already found a home at school, i may take the similar one from silas’ room and do it again!

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summer sale

don’t forget i have my big summer sale going on all week in my shop!

 

summer sale!

summer sale

yay!  i’m having a HUGE summer sale in my shop!

sean also calls this my “please help me pay for our vacation” sale!

everything is on sale this week and the more you buy, the more you save!  if there are any goodies you’ve been eying in my shop, now is the time to stock up!  these deals are even better than my best sale at christmas!

the sale will run all week, until late sunday night, august 5th.

posy pins

posy pins

tiny pouch

tiny pouch

zippered pouch

zippered pouch

i’d love if you’d spread the word about this sale – blog, tweet, pin it, facebook – anything!  thanks friends!