Years ago, when the kids were potty training we had it sitting in their bathroom for a treat if they did their thing. When that phase was over, we brought it out into our family room where it was fun for awhile until it got knocked over and the globe shattered. I did order a new globe and when it broke again, I gave up the idea of having it our house, and put it under the house in storage. It was set out at multiple garage sales for $15. but no one ever looked at it to take home with them.
Recently when cleaning out our storage area, I decided to pull it out and give my hand at dusting it off and ‘restoring’ it again for use here at Fishtail Cottage. Hosing all the dust off and taking it apart for cleaning ~ made me think it would be fun to paint it too.
The first coat of white went on smoothly ~ I waited two days to make sure! But when I applied the second coat it looks as though the white pulled from the red paint underneath causing it to appear crackled. It took several times of sanding and repainting with several days of drying in between layers until it came out to my liking.Reassembling it and awaiting the arrival of the new globe and gumballs was the hard part! But here it is…
But has now found it’s home in the house…(again!)