Jamie has been looking for a globe, I found this one recently at a peddler’s mall.
She wanted it painted with chalkboard paint. After a lengthy discussion on the phone about the globe’s age, we decided it was a go.
I taped the the parts that I wanted to keep clean with Scotch Blue painter’s tape, and covered the bottom with a small plastic bag.
I use a small sponge brush to paint chalkboard items. I brushed top to bottom on the first coat--
--and side to side on the next coat. I then added a light third coat going top to bottom again.
I “conditioned” the chalkboard surface with a piece of chalk.
It was about 100 degrees outside when I took this picture. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration but believe me, it’s been so H.O.T. here.
I love a good repurpose, and when it becomes a chalkboard, that makes it even better! Jamie will be picking this up in a couple of weeks, and then it will be available in her booth at the Tennessee Antique Mall.
I have been busy helping my sister (jo) paint. Most of the painting is/was done. But there’s been a slight change in plans. The next step will be putting flooring on the stairs and some board and batten in the foyer and dining room. It’s looking good so far!
Hopefully the weather will cool off and I can get to some projects for next week.
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