Not as glamorous and reminiscent of travel and exploration as I wanted it too. I longed for a globe looking something like this, this or this. Something that would catch your eye while not being too cluttered, if you know what I mean.
Instead of getting rid of it I planned a global makeover (hehe) and the other day I took the plunge, without really knowing how it would turn out. To my aid I had some blackboard paint and golden varnish. And to calm you guys down who think I intended to destroy a vintage globe - this was just an old looking reproduction (from Kremmerhuset).
The gold-varnish was quite transparent to begin with, and at some places you can still see through it, but I don't really mind. And if I feel like it and can draw on the seas with chalk... Obviously I didn't get all the shorelines and tiny islands correct, and yes I did skip a couple of the smaller islands, so it's not as functional as before. But much, much prettier.
After I was all done I updated the decor on top of the glass-cabinet to work even better with the gold and black of my "new" globe and I must say I'm really pleased with the result.
World-lamp from Åhlens (old), the "Saving Gotham City" poster - a gift from my best friend L, the Tim Burton book - gift from A, photo from photographer Hilda Grahnat in vintage frame, vintage mirror and vases from Fretex.