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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY Chalkboard Globe

I've seen chalkboard globes on many blogs (though I can't remember which ones at the moment) and also on Pinterest, so when I found a $7 globe at Marshalls I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.


Never mind the suitcase in the background.  It was unpack bags from California trip or prime my $7 globe.  Clearly my priorities are straight.  I used the greatest but stinkiest primer known to man - Zinnser.   I gave it 2 very light coats. 

I didn't even protect the carpet.  I'm just a rebel like that.  ;)  

Then the primer dried and this little globe sat for weeks waiting to be covered in chalkboard paint.  After Monday's post I was inspired to actually get something done.  Finishing this project seemed like the perfect place to start.  So, I gave it 2 coats of chalkboard paint and then used some antique gold rub n buff on the wooden stand.  


I'm using it on my mantel that, yes, I've already decorated for Valentine's Day.  I couldn't help myself it looked so bare after Christmas.  It was screaming for some love.  Ha -get it?  Anyhow, I'll show you the love fest on my mantel tomorrow.  

Have any of you painted any globes with chalkboard paint lately?  Am I the only person in the mood for love already?  I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day this early, but I was sort of inspired.  More on that tomorrow.  Happy Wednesday!  





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23 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea. Man, you are a rebel! Love how it turned out.

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  2. I have always wanted a chalkboard globe - such a great idea to revamp one from Marshalls. So cute on the mantel!

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  3. I am so impressed that you have already decorated for valentine's day! I haven't...but I have thought about it. Points for that right? :) I love how the globe turned out...fairly easy DIY, but so cute. And I can't believe you found it for $7!

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  4. I love this idea! And I just so happen to have a random globe laying around!

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  5. I knew you were making a globe something with your pic the other day - you globe teaser :-)

    Looks great, and $7 what a score!

    My mantle is winter, I'll be showing it next week. I'm not a huge Valentine person but maybe you can change my mind.

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  6. How cute! Can't wait to see the rest of your mantel!

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  7. You're right that there are globes everywhere right now but I think yours is the most ingenious I've seen. Love it!

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  8. It turned out so cute and fun!!! I love it!

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  9. you are hard core - i have not had much time for DIY but think a chalkboard globe may be the way to go!!! And on a side note, spread the word that I am doing a give away on the blog this week for a Pier 1 Giftcard: https://courtneyoutloud.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/pier-1-imports-gift-card-give-away/

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  10. I am loving this. So darn cute. And you are such a rebel. . . I do the same thing because I am lazy and then I end up making a mess. It's a vicious cycle!

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  11. Love this idea. I also saw another idea of yours that I love on pinterest. Where you frame photo's of all your homes with numbers. But now I can't find it, do you have a post about it? It is the cutest idea.

    Renee

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  12. Love this idea, it is so cute! You are a genius with chalkboard paint Carmel!

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  13. This is great. Such a good buy on the globe.

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  14. This is such a darling idea!! I find globes all the time at the local goodwill, time to put those babies to good use!!! And I can't wait to see the valentine's Day decor (c:

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  15. LOVe the valentine decor! Was that an after xmas sale at Target item?!?! I picked up several too!

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  16. Thanks everyone! The globe was a Marshalls find. Courtney - tweeting about your giveaway right now!

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  17. Love it! Such a clever idea! Can't wait to see the mantel!

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  18. i just came across your blog. i love it!
    the globe is great.

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  19. I love this idea! it is so cute!

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