With the new year here and new resolutions made, one of the many cravings I thirst for this year is traveling. Even if its a road trip up to the Pacific Northwest, a trip to Chicago, New York, or flying out to Europe to visit family in France (My boyfriends sister lives in Bordeaux). To keep the inspiration and desire to travel going, having a nice decorative globe in the house would be a great reminder to plan a trip.
Here’s a DIY chalkboard globe I made just a few days ago. Super easy, and a cheap affordable decorative piece to add to your home.
All you need is:
-World Desk Globe
(Thrifted Desk Globe, $7)
I’ve seen decorative globes before especially at HomeGoods. But there was one in specific chalkboard globe that I really liked from Pottery Barn. Unfortunately, do not shop at Pottery Barn because its definitely out of my price range. Along with Z Gallerie and Restoration Hardware. But I do occasionally walk through those retailers and gather as much inspiration as possible. Here’s the link to Pottery Barn’s Chalkboard Globe.
A few years ago, I went thrifting and stumbled upon a brown desk globe for $7. I purchased it with intentions to use it as a decorative office display, or a bookshelf accessory. After we moved the globe some how found a home in the garage. Once the new year arrived, I started doing some garage cleaning and craved for a new diy project. Tying in with my determination to travel for the new year, I thought this globe would be perfect to give it another purpose with a fresh new decorative life.
With chalkboard paint already on hand, I wiped the dusty globe down with a damp towel and started painting. After 4 coats, and drying it over night, the globe was complete! The thing I love about chalkboard paint, is you can customize any phrase, quote, joke, on any surface! Painting a world globe only gives me a reason to quote phrases to inspire me to travel. With that….Where shall we go to next? Barcelona? New Orleans? Rio? Vancouver? Waco, Texas?
I have this desire to explore. Don’t you?