Friday, May 20, 2011

Chalkboard Globe Project

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I believe that this, by far, is the most exciting project I have ever made.  I saw the amazing Globe on the Whipperberry blog and instantly fell in love.  I immediately went to Ebay to find the perfect gem of a globe for my try at the project shared by Christene.  She is the genius behind this amazing idea. Here is Christene's post about the project. Below are my photos of the globe project following her directions.

Happy Globe - ready for it's transformation
I taped up the metal parts so I could spin the globe and spray with the paint
The metal AM/PM disk at the top was also taped up as well as the disk at the bottom
Spray, spray spray until the whole globe is covered
Globes are made out of paper so they can bend easily into the round shape along the score lines and you can see those lines here.
And here we are all painted and untaped
Time to season the globe. After it's completely dry, I left mine overnight, you can rub the whole surface with the side of a piece of chalk.

I then used a hand towel to brush off the chalk and rub it in to the globe. It's gave the globe a true chalkboard appearance and it also filled in the seams a little. The bumps you see in the surface are the mountain bumps on the actual globe!
And she's all complete!
Have fun writing any message you want on your new globe

I encourage you to visit The Whipper Chicks they have amazing projects and super yummy recipes that they have shared on their blog!! 

And these cookies I have already made twice!! 
The Whipperberry recipe can be found here.
Photo from the Whipperberry Red Velvet w/ White Chocolate Chips blog post

The Cottage Chick

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Unknown said...

That is the coolest thing ever!

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

OMGosh you are too cute... I LOVE it! You need to link up to our link party this week so that we can feature you!!


Rachel @ Little Kitchen, Big Bites said...

what a creative idea!! and those cookies look delish too!

Amanda said...

This is brilliant!! I love chalk board paint!

Sarah B. said...

What a neat idea! Chalkboard paint is the best :) And I seriously have a thing for red velvet - I'm off to go check out that link!

emily said...

that's SUCH a good idea! we have a globe bar (thanks for buying that, hubby), and i really want to finish it differently... this is on the to-do list!

Christene {WhipperBerry} said...

Ahh! This is so cute! Your globe turned out great and I LOVE the step by steps you included. Beautiful world you have there, Lady! Thanks for sending us some love!

Deb said...

Found you on Tip Junkie Tueday...I did a similar it! I have become obsessed with chalkboard paint!

Piper said...

Cute! It would be fun to write on there "Love make the world go 'round."

Ali Richardson said...

AWESOME!!!! Just popping in from TT&J ;)

AsylumTanya said...

My son loves globes and maps. I bet he would love to be able to draw his own map! Thanks for the how-to!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

My son is getting married in a few months and we're cleaning out his old room to make a guest room and there is his globe up on the shelf! I was thinking to myself, 'don't pitch that -- you'll find something to do with it'! Thanks for the idea and links!

Delightful Deets said...

What an awesome idea! It looks great, found you at Lil' Luna!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I can picture it right on the shelf in my classroom (or anywhere else in my home for that matter!!). Featuring this tomorrow, thanks for linking up!

idesign said...

Love this! i'm officially on the lookout for a globe for my future thrifting adventures! i'm gonna bookmark this project :)


Julie from JulieChats said...

So excited to "meet" you & see you're featured tomorrow on Today's Creative! Can't wait to find a globe & try this myself! Congratulations on the feature! :)

Miss Charming said...

You have such a cute blog! (Newest follower)