We started cleaning out our garage this weekend. We have big plans for it soon….remember those cabinets we took out of the kitchen? Well unfortunately, our garage is currently full of things we don’t really need. Who’s isn’t?
(possible hoarding issues, but I’m not worrying until an A&E camera crew shows up with a psychologist)
One of those things filling up our garage was this vintage tin globe.
It’s been glaring at me from on top of a pile of “donate-ables” for a couple of months now. I have a passion for tin globes. Especially weathered ones. But this guy….way too weathered for me. I bought him on Ebay for ‘prolly 5 bucks. That’s the gamble with Ebay, you’re never quite sure what you will get until it’s in your hot little hands. And 5 bucks, is only 5 bucks.
So there he’s been sitting; in the box to trash/sell/donate.
I though that there just might be a glimmer of hope for him yet.
I took him off the red/black base, just unscrewed the wingnut on the bottom, and gave him a light sanding with a fine grit sandpaper. That actually took off quite a bit of the rust.
I drilled a hole in a 2 X 4 and mounted him with the rod still running down the middle. Then a quick shot of Rustoleum black primer. Always have black spray paint available…..just for black spray paint emergencies.
I’m diggin’ the Death Star look so far…
I seriously didn’t mean for this post to become a Rustoleum add, but stick with what works…..Have you ever used this chalk board paint?
It’s pretty simple…just roll, or brush it on.
I used my Texas public school education to draw what somewhat resembles the continents. Europe looks like a T-rex, and I’m pretty sure that I left off most of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and a good portion of India as well. But this side looks way better than my Western hemisphere….It’s shamedfull, so very shameful.
But still a cute globe.