OK, yes…. chalkboard globes have been done. I’ve seen a couple of them that are inspirational. (Can’t remember exactly where… so sorry..)
So when I found a globe for 50 cents and Halloween is just around the corner, I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it.
I wanted to map some of the Scary Places on the planet:
My garage sale globe:
This old globe had countries that were no longer in existence, but it had cool numbers and raised areas on the globe itself.
I spray painted the stand a metallic silver. When it dried I used painter’s tape to cover it up. (Sometimes painter’s tape comes in handy, but not always.)
I used a good primer on the globe, then sprayed it with Rustoleum’s chalkboard paint. Once that paint had dried, I rubbed chalk all over it, then wiped it off again. (This helps to “cure” the chalkboard paint.)
Then, using my Super-Duper-Sucky geographical/artistic prowess, I chalked out the continents on the globe.
We added places that were known to be scary… Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow, Salem, the Bermuda Triangle…
It may be a little goofy… but it makes me smile.