Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gum Ball Machine Transformation

I saw an amazing gumball machine used as display on Blossoms Vintage Chic
and just knew I had to have one to paint white like she did. 

This is my finished product!

Browsing the Goodwill Outlet bins today and much to my surprise {rarely do I find the exact thing I am looking for} was a gum ball machine!
Filled with vintage pearls.

It's pretty heavy so it came out to $11.00 
But really I don't think that is a bad price at all!

I rushed it right home and immediately got my paint on!
This was the before.

I use Zinser primer on just about everything hard to paint. LOVE the stuff. It even holds up on my kids furniture.

I also found a large vintage wooden tray. It looks like something I saw the other day at Homegoods...I have plans for it but you will have to wait and see!

Also wanted to let ya'll know I am selling some of the Jeanne d'Arc gift wrap. For those of you who were interested but didn't want to spend a lot on the whole roll. It is for sale here

20 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a gumball machine too but I never find the great things you do-very lucky and very pretty!

    ~Trisha

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  2. I love what you did with the gumball machine. Just saw one last week and didn't buy it, wished I would have seen your idea earlier....well there is always a other day. Hey, if you have any spare time come over for a visit, my welcome mat is always out. Thanks for the wonderful idea, Connie

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  3. Mine is exactly like yours was , but not for much longer Nicki!!! hee hee I think I paid $35 for ours new yearssssss ago so you hit the jackpot!!
    Hugs,
    Sandi
    PS Pinning away!! :)

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  4. Is the zinser primer you use spray on?? I hope so...I must find some soon!!

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  5. Ohhhh. . . I want a gum ball machine too. Yours looks great Nicki!! ♥

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  6. Darn it! I sold my gumball machine when we moved. Now I wish I had it back! I love the pearls inside.

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  7. I never seem to find exactly what I'm looking for. What a great price. The pearls and paint job are wonderful!

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  8. OH!!!!! that is the best, ever!!!!

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  9. Oh my goodness how smart! I have one of these old gumball machines in my garage. I love the idea of painting it!! Thank you for the great idea.

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  10. Oh my this is lovely!

    Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

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  11. Goodness, I love this. We have one and now, I am so inspired to paint it white. Thank you.

    Barb

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  12. this is awesome!! so so clever...:) chris

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  13. That is a great idea...looks wonderful!

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  14. This is so unique and pretty! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. That is very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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