Since finishing my own gumball machine revamp for my studio, I thought it would be fun to scour the web to find others who have given theirs a whole new look as well. And did I find some creative souls!
How sweet is this antique gumball machine made over by Karla at Karla's Cottage Here is what it looked like before - it still looked great even then but she made it her own by spray painting it in "Ballerina Slipper" pink. After roughing it up just a bit with sandpaper, she lightly drybrushed on some white acrylic paint. Don't you just love how pretty it looks filled with yogurt raisins? She keeps her gumball machine in her studio, too.
Now take a look at this before shot of a gumball machine Ellie of Home - Be Inspired picked up recently at a garage sale.
She says it was actually her 9 year old daughter who fell in love with it, bought it with her own allowance, cleaned it up, and spray painted in Powder Pink herself! She filled it with pink Whoppers and now it resides in her "pinkalicious" bedroom! (My kids would be so envious!) Great job, Little One! I know your mom is proud!
Here are a couple of gumball machines handpainted by the talented artist Teresa Lynn of Vintage Rose Studio. She paints her art on just about any object. You can see some of her work here! Can you imagine this in a shabby style cottage? I love the robin's egg blue base!
Teresa doesn't just do floral painting...check out this Rooster and Hen gumball machine she painted for a custom order. The nest of eggs and chicken wire are fun touches!
Next, Kristi, the makeover queen behind Addicted 2 Decorating took this old gumball machine...
and with the stand she made this really nifty table! It has that old-fashioned feel that I just love! And the gumball machine? She filled it with...
How neat is that?! To see how she did this, check out this entry on her blog.
So if you happen to come across on old gumball machine at a yard sale or thrift store, take it home with you and transform it into something special (and then tell me about it, of course!)