{ Hydrangea Girl: I love you to the Death Star and back

I love you to the Death Star and back

Today is a special day as it is husband's birthday. He's turning the ripe old age of 27. The same age I was when we got married. Yep, I'm a cradle robber. Represent. Anyways, I had a very special present in mind for him this year and I had it stored in my memory bank for some time ...



Back in April my lovely friend Pat from In My Wheele House blogged a project she had done with a globe, some chalk + chalk paint and blew my mind by drawing the Death Star right onto that baby. I knew it would be a perfect home made present for husband. I found a globe in a charity shop, picked up some spray paint and I was on my way.

First I washed the globe, let it dry then I sprayed it with one coat of Iron Curtain grey paint - how very appropriate. Since it was plastic I went with spray paint to avoid peelage. And of course I went with my good old reliable Montana. I let it dry over night, and the next day I taped it off with washi tape. I used a thinner-than-usual black washi-style tape I got in IKEA. The reason I chose washi tape vs. masking tape is because it's a lot more gentler when it comes to removing. 


I taped out a grid  of sorts {as seen above}, then sprayed with a darker shade of Montana paint {I cannot for the life of me remember its name right now}, peeled off the tape and again let it dry overnight. And please excuse my incredibly shoddy phone pic above. I was working sneakily in the spare bedroom at night - not the best for taking photos. 

The next day I used a Montana acrylic extra fine paint marker to draw in the details. I free-handed the wobbly and incredibly inaccurate lines and finer details, hoping it would closer resemble the Death Star. Yeah, I know it doesn't look exactly like it, so if you're a hardcore fan, please be gentle. If you squint your eyes at it from far away, it's a dead ringer though. The perfect addition of nerd to our living room if I may be so bold.




It's about to get sappy all up in here folks. You've been warned.

Happy birthday husband. You are the light of my life, always and forever. And as I wrote on your card, I love you to the Death Star and back.

COMMENTS DISABLED: thank you for checking out my Death Star globe DIY! But I'm afraid this blog post has received an overwhelming level of spam comments [ie - 12 a day = not cool], so I've had to disable the comment form on this post. Massive sad face. 

9 comments:

  1. It looks Great! From Your Friends Thom and Amanda in Canada.

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  2. I've never seen star wars (I know!) but that seems like an awesome personal present for your husband. I hope he loved it!
    Talking of the death star... I love this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25wYRnFMkIk So funny!
    Happy birthday to your husband!
    Maria xx

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    1. Hahah, thanks Maria! He very much appreciated it. And don't worry, I don't know that much about Star Wars. Just how to make stuff look like stuff from the movie.

      xx A

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  3. im going to show this to my sister in law. she would love to try and make it for my brother for his birthday!!! its perfect. you / your friend pat are some kind of genius's.

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  4. Freaking love it!
    Nice work. Sorry I didn't comment sooner!
    Love.
    Love.
    Love.
    Nice find by the way... the base and silver arc are great. I always find crap ones that need to be spray painted to look good.

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    1. It's all down to your pure genius, Wheele!

      xx A

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  5. VERY COOL! I love all the handwork you did on this. I just clicked over from Our Nerd Home and I'm so glad you did. I'll be linking to your Death Star... off to explore the rest of your blog!

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