2/4/10

Paintin'

Here is an old gumball machine that I've had for about 10 years. It has been in my garage for the past 5. I'm trying to use things that I bought in the past with the intentions of fixing them up and making them cuter to use in my home. You know how that goes-- life happens and you get sidetracked and you just end up not doing things~ Okokokok, thats my story and I'm sticking to it~Most of the time, these treasures get stuffed under my bed, garage and various cabinets. Shameful! Anywho, I spray painted this gumball machine and stand white & distressed the whole thing with pink paint and now its inside my house once again. The plastic containers inside of the gumball machine cannot come out, they are purely for decoration~You can make gumball machines dispense candy without having to put in money. Its an easy fix... all you have to do is remove the silver turn unit on the front. If it is hard to remove just tap it upwards with a hammer. Once it is removed you just unscrew the little kick-stand that clicks the knob into a stop mode after the coin has dropped and the candy is released. Easy peasy~ Hmmm now I've just got to find a place for this.... it might end up back in the garage~ I've linked this post to My Romantic Homes Show & Tell linky party. If you have linked to this blog and wish to view more you can click right here.

10 comments:

Lynda said...

Cheryl,

Don't put it back in the garage. It's way too cute!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I have vintage one that is white and use it! Grand daughter puts her pennies in it and gets a gumball. Yes...keep it inside!
Love the heart silver dish and LOVE the shopping cart!!! AWESOME!!!
Deb :)

Susan said...

Very cool, keep it out to show.

Paula said...

It's adorable and I'm sure it would love to stay in the house!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I love your results from your session in paint therepy! That cutie pie must not be sent back to the garage! I hopped over from My Romantic Home and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a chance. until later...

Hootin' Anni said...

I have one...with red on top and black stand...now, viewing YOURS I wanna make mine over too.

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A Cottage Muse said...

I love this! So glad I stopped by!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You are such an inspiration!! I have a yellow gumball machine that is lost in my junk...ummm...craft room. Now that you've shown us how pretty it is in white...I may borrow a page from your blog and give it a nice coat of paint and bring it out for public viewing! Thank you so much for sharing.
Warmly,
Tracey

Crystal said...

What a great idea! Sometimes I have a hard time painting things like this but, I see it's well worth it!!

Holly S said...

What an elegant gum ball machine!