DIY: Handmade Vintage Globe

February 9, 2017
Posted in Decor

What role does a globe play in interior design? It certainly sets atmosphere of adventure and new discoveries. And a vintage globe also brings a note of stylishness and makes a room image more interesting. Especially if you paint it white and mark your personal dream travel destinations. How? Find this out from our DIY!

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The list of materials is as follows:

  • a globe
  • white paint
  • a lead pencil
  • a paintbrush
  • a charcoal pencil
  • spray sealant
  • ink pads
  • an eraser

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So, let’s begin!

For a start you should remove the spherical part of the globe from its base. If it’s impossible, protect the base and frame of the globe with a painter’s tape.

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Now coat the globe with white paint moving the brush along the equator.

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Once the globe has dried out, edge the outlines of continents with a pencil. Remember your geography lessons and contoured maps? To enhance the vintage effect, edge all the outlines additionally with a charcoal pencil.

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Then mildly shade the lines moving the eraser along the lines (not across). Thereby your globe will get a more sophisticated vintage look.

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To protect the lines from smearing apply spray sealant on the entire surface and let it dry out completely.

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Then install the globe back to the base (or remove the painter’s tape if you used it). It’s almost done, but there is just a small finishing touch left to make your piece of décor customized – your personal mark of a dream travel destination. Just dip your finger into an ink pad of your favorite color and leave your tag.

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So, you got a stylish globe that would easily fit into a light interior. Coupled with a vintage suitcase, wooden figurines and retro motives, it will surely bring a note of adventure to your interior.

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