I inherited my grandfather's globe that I always remember playing with as a child. I always thought it was super cool and was happy to give it a new home. The map of the globe, however, was out of date and thus not a proper use of information. So, I decided to give the globe a fresh new update to become a decoration in our house. Keep reading to see the transformation (and how to) of this globe!
- Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint or Rust-Oleum Black Chalkboard Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum Aged Gray Chalked Ultra Matte Spray Paint
- Chalk to write a message on the globe (I used Testors Spray Chalk)
|Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint|
|Rust-Oleum Black Chalkboard Spray Paint|
|Rust-Oleum Aged Gray Chalked Ultra Matte Spray Paint|
|Testors Spray Chalk|
My favorite spot to work with spray paint is outside where I do not have to worry about fumes or over-spray. If it is too windy outside, I spray in the garage.
Step 2: Use sandpaper to rough up surface that will be painted.
|Rough up all surfaces with sandpaper for paint adhesion|
Step 3: Wipe down surfaces to omit residue.
|Wipe down all surfaces before painting|
Step 4: Paint globe.
I applied 3 coats of the black chalkboard paint so the chalk being wiped down in the future will not wear down the paint. Chalkboard paint dries ultra matte even though it looks shiny when wet.
|Wet chalkboard paint|
Lightly sand and wipe down the surface between each coat. The last thing you want is residue stuck underneath the surface of your paint which will lead to easy chipping!
Note: A protective top layer of polyacrylic was not used since I plan on actually using chalk on the globe.
Step 5: Paint base.
I was able to take apart the base for easy spray painting without having to tape up the globe from over-spray.
|First layer being applied to base|
|Base drying indoors since the garage temperature was too cold|
|Recommended spray grip on spray paint can|
Note: A protective top layer of polyacrylic was not used since I did not want to affect the ultra matte finish of the Chalked Paint.
Step 6: Write message on the globe.
On one side, I can change up the message in chalk with whatever message I feel like for the time being. Whether it be a holiday message, a birthday message, or just 'Have a Good Day'! I like that I can change it up.
|Using Spray Chalk with stencil|
On the other side of the globe, I decided to use vinyl with a cute saying that I like to be reminded of! I created the message with my Silhouette Curio.
|Applying vinyl with transfer paper|
Step 7: Enjoy!
|Chalk message on new globe|
|Vinyl design - After!|
I love this new take on a family heirloom that reminds me of my grandparents!
Questions or comments!? Comment below!!