Here’s a DIY for all you Global Studies majors out there! Because there are so many of us. Ok, you don’t need to know anything about Global Studies to appreciate this DIY. You do however have to be into globes. Me, I’m a big fan. As is Nick. Between the two of us we have all kinds of random vintage worlds lying about; wall hangings, pillows, blow up beach balls, this globe. Most of them are really colorful, as vintage things tend to be, but this globe was a not. So I decided to turn it into a message board where I fully intend to leave Nick cheese-filled notes and elaborate doodles. Whatayathink? Pretty sure you need a chalkboard globe in your home, too.
- Chalkboard Paint
- Paint Brushes
Dust and wipe off your globe before beginning so you have a smooth clean surface to paint on. Lay down some newspaper. This is a smart idea no matter how skilled a painter you are. A chalkboard globe is much more fun then a chalkboard floor. (though a chalkboard floor sounds kind of awesome) Now it’s time to get out your paintbrushes and have at it! Paint the globe black! I worked from the equator outwards leaving the Poles for last. You’ll need to paint 3-4 layers if you want your chalkboard to be super solid, especially if you’re using a topographic globe. Once you’ve managed to paint, dry repeat, about a zillion times (kidding), let your globe dry for a few hours more so it really sets. Then chalk your socks off!