Make a fabulous Chalkboard Globe in a jiffy with a globe, paint and Scrabble letters! Just 4 easy steps is all it takes to turn an old globe into this beautiful decor accessory. Customize it by spelling out a special word with scrabble letters. The chalkboard paint allows you to write notes or draw pictures too – how fun!
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge: This exciting monthly challenge is to share with you new inspiring ideas and ways to beautifully decorate your home that won’t break the bank! I hope you like what I’ve come up with!
I found this old globe at the thrift store for $3 – the map part of the globe was torn off in places and the finish on the metal stand was a bit rusted. It was super easy to fix up and give it some personality!
This is a great gift idea and DIY decor project to make for your home. Add it to a bookshelf, table, kid’s or teen’s bedroom, playroom, office, media room or den! It would be a great dorm room idea too!
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Globe DIY Makeover With Scrabble Letters
Here’s the before with the ripped map and rusted stand:
- Chalkboard paint
- Metallic Silver Leaf rub n buff
- Scrabble letters
- Clear adhesive dots
- Paint brush
- Sand paper
- Unscrew globe from the stand. Set globe aside.
- Sand the metal stand until finish is smooth. Remove any dust. Apply silver leaf rub n buff as per package directions.
- Give the globe 2 coats of chalkboard paint. Let dry. Place globe back on stand.
- Attach scrabble letters with zots. I spelled out the word EXPLORE
I love how it turned out! This is one of my favorite upcycle projects to date!
Isn’t it amazing how an inexpensive thrift purchase can be made into a beautiful home decor accessory that has a boutique look? That’s what makes thrifting so fun – you never know what treasures you’ll find!
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I hope you enjoyed this Globe DIY Makeover With Scrabble Letters!
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