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Handmade Gumball Machine with Vintage Style

With cabin fever being the most real thing on the planet when the highs are barely breaking 10°, it makes wanting to work outside become obsolete. I mean, who loves to freeze their tootsies off for a DIY project, am I right? So…I’ve been on a mini makeover vibe to keep my brain sane. Here’s a handmade gumball machine that definitely needs a new lease on life.

Handmade Gumball Machine Before | prodigalpieces.com

Would you have guessed it is a gumball machine? Pretty dirty, is busted in a few ways, but…I’m a sucker for vintage, especially handmade. Let’s have some fun!

DIY TIME

As you can imagine, I can’t wait to clean this up and give it a fresh new look. The interior ramp is falling out, the dispenser is missing a dowel, and it’s kinda wonky look. Also, the nails inside are a bit bent and loose as well.

After fixing those things, I begin my paint fun. Red for the exterior (aiming for vintage red gumball machine look). Meanwhile, white for the inside. And, of course, a bit of typography is going to happen too. tee hee.

Painting Handmade Gumball Machine Interior | prodigalpieces.com

FINISHING

Ready for the fun reveal? It is a quick makeover with oodles of whimsy.

Vintage Handmade Gumball Machine Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #vintage #home #homedecor

Filling Gumball Machine with Yum | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #handmade #vintage

Finally, twist the knob and watch the bouncy action bring you a sweet treat.

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Farmhouse Style Wooden Gumball Machine by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #homedecor #vintage

If this brings a smile to your face, then I have attained my goal. Likewise, it’s the simple things that prompt joy. I know I’m smiling! Question…would you fill it with gumballs…or some other sweet treat?

Hand-Painted Gumball Machine by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #home #homedecor

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In addition, do pin and share my handmade gumball machine makeover. Everyone needs a sweet treat every now and then.

A sweet treat! This vintage handmade gumball machine was blucky and boring until Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gives it a makeover. See at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #farmhouse #candy #fun

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Comments

  1. Kim Banko says

    It’s just adorable and your typography is perfect!! Love it Larissa 🙂

  2. susan says

    Never would have guessed a gum all machine! It’s so cute! Another clever redo!

    • Larissa says

      It was such a hot mess! haha. Thanks to my friend to passing it along to me.

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    Absolutely adorable!! Could not figure out what it was supposed to be…. Even if I knew, I would have thought it was too far gone. Now, it is sooooo cute!! And your painting skills are amazing!!!!😊

  4. J says

    You really pulled this one out of the fire! Great job 🙂

  5. Marie B. says

    I would have never guessed that was a gumball machine. Wow, you did it justice – love the fun makeover! If it weren’t for living in Canada, I would grab this in a heartbeat for our grandkids.

  6. Cheryl says

    Love this! I thought it was some kind of game for marbles lol. Great job!!

  7. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, I guessed incorrectly, I thought it was some sort of a handmade game. But nope, it is just the sweetest gumball machine ever! Your updates certainly make her much more appealing and useable now. Well done girl!!

  8. Becky says

    Very cute… now! 😊 Great color choices!

  9. Shelley S says

    I’d guessed a marble game as well. The gumball option is so much sweeter. ::wink, wink::

  10. Melva says

    Oh my, I did not guess that! I absolutely love it now! You did a awesome job!

    • Larissa says

      That’s what I like to hear. tee hee! Thank you, Melva!

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