Globes excite me. I had a strong affection for globes & maps long before they really became the hot ticket item. I can't explain it. It's a sickness I suppose. Likely goes hand in hand with my addiction to traveling!
Below is a "before" of my dining room that I shared last week on Instagram.
The quality from my phone is lacking compared to my dslr, but I really wanted to share the Instagram photo because I felt like it gave such an accurate account of the paint color. I ADORE this wall paint color, but honestly it is a nightmare to photograph! This photo captured it so accurately though! What's wrong with the before? That globe that seems to be screaming Petty racecar blue against that wall color! I purchased the globe long before I had the dining room painted and I really like the height of it - but, that COLOR had to change! Whoosh, it was working a number over on that beautiful paint color!
In addition to my love for globes (and maps, and leaves, and trees, and pumpkins, and houses, and coffee, etc), I also rrreally love quotes! I've got notebooks full of them and a Pinterest board full as well! I have seen so many beautifully painted globes on Pinterest & Instagram, but let's be honest....I would stress wayyy too much if I freehanded it. Sure, I could freehand it and put it in your house, but I would criticize it FOREVER in my own home! So, thankgoodness for the Silhouette! What an awesome tool! There are a million tutorials on using a Silhouette so I'm not out to attempt that - I'm just hoping to inspire some of you ;) The beauty of this little project was that it really didn't matter what color of vinyl I used to apply the quote, I was out to cover all that bright blue and then remove the vinyl.
I opted for black as there are black distressed bookshelves in the room also. I simply painted multiple coats over the entire globe, vinyl quote & all!
The Silhouette "hook tool" really worked perfectly for lifting the vinyl without damaging the actual globe.
Yes, I do believe I'm in love!
What a difference, right?! It toned it down sooo much, and I love the uniqueness that it has amongst the collection now!