8 different ways to makeover an old globe into chic decor

Old globes can look great as decor even if you don't do anything to them, but it's so much more fun to give them a unique makeover!
Whether you're a seasoned world traveler or still planning your first big trip, these DIY globe projects are the perfect way to put your love of travel on display!
1. Anthropologie-inspired globe makeover (h/t Salty Canary)
This gorgeous Anthropologie-inspired globe is so inspiring! You could make it say whatever you want, but I think the text used below is just perfect.
2. Gold leaf globe (h/t Love and Renovations)
You can still see all the continents on this classy gold leaf globe, but it looks more like a piece of artwork than a tool for learning where countries are. This would look great in other colors as well — how about light pink and silver?
3. Chalkboard globe with Scrabble letters (h/t Setting for Four)
This globe combines two of my favorite things — chalkboard paint and Scrabble letters. It gets even more fun when you realize that you can actually write on the chalkboard!
4. DIY globe light fixture cover (h/t DIY Showoff)
This DIY globe light fixture cover is so unique — I would have never thought of cutting a globe in half! You'll have two halves of a globe if you make this project, so you might as well make a matching set of lights.
5. Gold and chalkboard globe (h/t I Spy DIY)
This minimalist globe and chalkboard globe is so pretty! It's a great way to make over an old thrift store globe that has seen better days.
6. Coastal-inspired globe (h/t The V Spot)
You might not have guessed that this was a globe right away — it just looks like a piece of coastal-inspired decor! The secret to this project is pretty napkins decoupaged over the globe, so you could make yours with floral print napkins or whatever you like.
7. Sheet music globe (h/t Cutesy Crafts)
I love the idea of covering up the continents on a globe with old sheet music — it looks amazing! If you're more of a reader than a musician, you could also try making this project with old book pages.
8. DIY wanderlust globe (h/t Style Me Pretty)
This globe is practically guaranteed to give you wanderlust! I love the extra touch of writing the names on the oceans and continents... you could even personalize it by decorating it with the names of all the places you've been!

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