Out of This World! Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Globes

Oct 28, 2008 by

Globes have been making appearances in decor magazines everywhere, but with these upcycled ideas, your vintage globes will enjoy fame around the world.

Left: The Idea Globe™, invented by NineInchNachosII, takes an ordinary globe and turns it into the perfect world for all your ideas and drawings.  Right: A vintage globe repurposed by slone2601 sheds perfect light on cosmopolitan workspaces.

Left: Serve up jet-setting snacks via Etsy seller’s streetwolf repurposed globe creation; the best part is that the entire bowl is made of repurposed materials, including vintage maps and an old cake stand.  Right: The South Pole is always on time with this fantastic repurposed vintage globe clock by Etsy seller IMOTIME.

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  1. What a great roundup! The bowl is my favorite :)

  2. The lamp is my favorite! You always find the best ideas!

  3. What fabulous globe creations! So many people I know are into globes and maps, and with the holidays coming up these would make terrific gifts. Great finds as always, Grace!

    Oh and thanks so much for your great response to my email about those chairs. I can’t wait to spend some time this weekend giving them a little love (after checking to make sure they’re not a hot item on eBay, of course :)

    Anne @ The City Sage

  4. Amy

    Very clever these! :~)

  5. You can’t beat those globe pendant lights. Every time I read a post I want something. This is becoming an addiction.

  6. Woweee..I love the lamp and the idea globe! i can imagine writing dinner options and then giving it a spin during my wishy washy nights. You do find the best stuff :)

  7. These are just fabulous ideas! Love those pendants!!

  8. oh wow – you have the coolest things on your blog!! thank you so much for visiting us and your nice words. i’ll be back to visit you for sure.

  9. Julie

    Wow your Blog is has everything it in I love! I stumbled upon it while doing a search query for an article I’m writing on Vintage Planters. I’m bookmarking this and checking back often. Love it!

  10. pari virtuel

    You have a good site, i enjoyed my stay!

  11. I made a lamp exactly like that a few years ago… Seeing this pic brings me back good memories. I might just start making them again

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  13. I love this site, so thank you

  14. I stumbled on your blog – I love the chalkboard globe idea. now I need to go out and find a globe!

  15. Steven

    If you can only get your hand on one globe, but you want to try the idea globe and one of the other ideas, you could make a paper mache mould of the globe and paint that with the chalkboard paint, then use the actual mappy globe pieces for another project.

  16. @Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?

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