Monday, March 30, 2015

Chalkboard Globe

Hello folks!  It is time for another nursery update.  A while ago I came across an awesome chalkboard globe on Pinterest and I knew that I wanted to do the same thing in the nursery.  You can check out the detailed tutorial here from the blog, Blue i Style.  

I found my globe for $35 at a local store that sells only midcentury modern furniture and goods.  The rest of the supplies that I needed was sandpaper, two Behr latex sample paints in navy and coral, clear chalkboard paint, various art brushes, a gold oil based sharpie paint pen, and chalk.
I started by lightly sanding the globe just to give it a little grit for the paint to adhere to and then I cleaned it off before painting.
Next I painted all the water area with the navy paint using different sizes of brushes.
After 2 coats of the navy I started painting the land coral.  It took 3 coats.
I painted a third coat of the navy and then outlined all the land with the gold sharpie paint pen.  I forgot to take a picture of this step and the next two steps, oops.  I blame it on pregnancy brain!  Next I painted two coats of the clear chalkboard paint and after waiting a day I primed the surface by rubbing chalk all over it.

So there you have it.  It was an easy project but it took some patience and a steady hand.  I think it will be a cute addition to the vintage travel nursery! The fabric for the nursery curtains arrived last week so I am excited to get started on those over Easter break.  

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