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