I was at a very interesting estate sale the other day and picked up a few items.
I don’t usually frequent estate sales, but this one was amazing. The home owner, who had recently passed, was a science teacher, watch repairman and a wood worker. I am now kicking myself for not picking up more items, but I can’t house the world. When I see a old brass BAUSCH & LOMB Microscope, I love it, I know it is totally cool, but really, what an I going to fdo with it? Where can I use it? I wish I had more time to sell items on ebay, but I’m really lazy when it comes to selling things. I tend to give them away on freecycle.org.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. I did pick up an old telescope tripod. I did not know what I was going to do with it, but at under $5. I thought I’d pick it up.
I had it setting around in the family room for a bit looking nice and vintage. Then I saw some cool tripod based globe ideas like this one from National Geographic. I started to look up some DIY ideas and even came across this cool Black & Gold version from love and renovations.
As luck would have it, I had a globe in the basement collecting dust, or what ever else lives down there. Like I said, I only have so much room to house stuff I like. This was acquired when someone was downsizing.
The globe was in decent shape, but had too much silver/gray.
I took off the metal base and plastic and painted them flat black.
Once painted black, I had to fashion a connector. Lucky for me, I had some leftover copper from the steampunk entertainment center project.
The globe and tripod work well together and are looking good, on display!