I have always had a love for globes and maps. When I was younger I use to spin the globe downstairs in my grandmother’s house and imagine all the wonderful places that I could visit. Last month I found a globe for $5 at a garage sale. It was all mine, I even fought some Asian guy for it. He had snagged the violin that I wanted so I didn’t feel too bad.
So for the last two years I’ve been drooling over these globes from ImagineNation. The price tag of $350-$450 dollars/globe is insane. Apparently she sales a lot of them, so maybe I should get into the globe art business. I know that I can do something similar.
Well enter my globe that I got at the garage sale. Unfortunately when I got it home I realized that my globe was kind of faded. And perhaps doing the global art above on a faded globe wasn’t the best idea.
So I went to Plan B… the classic chalkboard globe. A trip to Michaels, which by the way there aren’t many craft stores in Philadelphia. I grew up in Utah and your are obligated by city code to have three Mormon church’s and one craft store in ever neighborhood! Any ways where was I… a trip to Michael’s later and a lot of shelf searching I finally found some chalk paint.
I was impressed that I had painted the globe so well with my sponge brush that I really thought about leaving the globe this way with the water painted black. After much soul searching I pressed on, you only live once, and continued to desecrate the globe with more green chalk paint.
I’ve seen a lot of chalkboard paint globes in my life time. However this happens to be the best (in my opinion) one I have seen. I just need to go to the store find some chalk ,so I can write something cheeky like “you are here” on it.
Quick update on the rug/carpet:
Item #1 Carpet came up clean without the land lady seeing it. Phew
Item #2 She hate’s the rug that I painted… Hates not even a good word. I believe that she dry heaved in her mouth when she saw it. Okay, so chevron painted rugs aren’t for everyone, but come on! We are in a crashpad with couches so old that they are covered in sheets. There is not one picture hanging up. I think it makes the place less institutionalized and depressing. Did I mention that she was really really mad?
What do you guys think?