Friday, November 6, 2015

DIY Hand-Painted Globe

I absolutely love how this turned out. Pretty simple too, total cost was less than $15!

I picked up the globe from goodwill for $7. Spray painted the base and holder gold, using a trash bag to cover the globe to make sure I didn't paint over all of the landmarks, still missed some spots, where I had to just freehand later.

If you didn't want to outline the continents or keep the map at all, you could probably just spray without covering up. The next thing I did was take a sharpie and outlined the continents. 

The only tricky part here is determining how general or detailed you want to make the map, I made mine a little bit more detailed than the anthropologie example I was copying, yet still far from geographically correct. I felt a little guilty for just completely eliminating countries and islands, but it is what it is. Next came the painting, I did several coats of each color, this part definitely took the longest but ended up working well. 

I used a pencil to initially write the words. No, that's a lie, I asked my sister to do that because she has super cute hand writing. I then traced the pencil with a gold paint pen and VOILA! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Personalization on a Budget

AGetting excited about the holidays and thought I'd post about one of my favorite ways to add some personal detail to entertaining for MUCH less! 

I love this look unfortunately the price... Not so much 😬 

So, I went to ebay... (A default around here) and found this...

Sent an image of the monogram I wanted to the seller and now make myself custom cocktail napkins, note cards, name cards and the list goes on 😊

Not identical but still wonderful 😍

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thrifty Find + DIY Plans: Hand Painted Globe

I have been looking for an old globe like this forever (or so it feels), when I saw this one at the goodwill (for $6.96!!) I jumped on it. 
I'm hoping to turn it intoa replica of this beautiful anthro one: 
Using this tutorial found on Pinterest:

Now just waiting for the rain to stop so I can spray paint the frame gold. Can't wait!