Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalkboard Globe Inspired by Land of Nod

I am back with another Land of Nod inspired project. Over the past couple of years I've seen some great chalkboard globe ideas.  Wynn was looking over my shoulder as I was looking at the Land of Nod catalog, and she pointed out that she loved their globe.  I told her if I ever came upon one at a yard sale or thrift store I'd make her one just like it.  Their cost is $50, and the one I completed was $1.25.


I went to Goodwill on my lunch hour last week. I found this globe for $1.25.
I used some spray paint from previous projects to transform it. I had the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint and the Valspar Exotic Sea spray paint in the garage cabinets.
It took two coats of each to cover everything completely.

Wynn asked for it to be on her dresser, and said she will love to draw maps on it. I am going to have to get her an updated globe now that she seems to be interested in maps. This globe still had East and West Germany on it, and so it obviously was not very up to date.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your evening.


  1. WOW! What an incredible deal on the globe. Love how you transformed it and created your own PB knockoff. Great job!

  2. Umm, score looks like my fairy godmother was with you, that is adorable.

  3. I love globes, and that was an awesome find!! Looks great!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog....I've been meaning to do this, love it! The red really pops! Was it difficult to paint a sphere? How did you do it? Newest follower!
    xo Kathleen

    1. I just taped off the metal section first and spray painted the sphere. After it was done drying I covered the sphere in newspaper and spray painted the metal piece. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Now I'm looking for a globe, of course at that price! I'll see how long it takes. ;) Oh, and I can't wait to try the chalkboard spray. Awesome project!

  6. Such a super cute idea!! And what a great find at GW!

  7. Oh my gosh - I just love this - have to find a globe now - and HAVE to make one of these !
    Thanks so much for sharing - off to pin now !
    ( hope all is well xox )

  8. You scored a great deal and that is darn cute!

  9. Wow this is a great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.


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