Vintage Gumball Machine Makeover (Beautiful Transformation!)

In the words of my neighbor, “Gumball machines are supposed to be red.” That may be what you are thinking, but I have never been one that felt like anything HAD to be a certain way, especially in the world of decorating!
I found this gumball machine on a local for sale by owner site, and I knew I had to have it. For some reason, I have always wanted a gumball machine in my home. I thought it would be a fun motivation for the kids to earn money to get candy/gum, and it would look super cute with our decor! (Although, I did not want it to be red!)
Next, I took the machine apart! I even found $.12 still in the machine! Jackpot!
After that, I took it outside to put a coat of primer on. When that dried, I put a coat of Rustoleum Satin White spray paint, let it dry and put one more coat.

When all of that dried, I brought inside, put it back together, and VOILA! A beautiful WHITE vintage gumball machine!
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Brooke Riley-Re-Fabbed
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on May 28, 2015
    FABULOUS find and you made it even better!
  • Jane S Jane S on May 22, 2019

    I have this exact same one! It looks so much better white than red. I'm painting mine this weekend and putting it my living room. Thank you for the inspiration and allowing me to be able to move from my basement. :)