I also attacked this globe.....goodbye gold! Another find for Avery's desk! This globe was not in the best of shape when we found it. The price could not be beat for $1.99 I knew I could Dr it up (thanks to a blue marker & white glue)! A few more finishing touches to her desk area and we will be ready for the reveal. Don't you think the silver made a "world" of difference....sorry, I had too!