The Golden Gumball Machine

So there’s this gumball machine that my mom let me have some while back. Very classic, red gumball machine that I absolutely loved. I’ve used it around the house and even at a few birthday parties. But I wanted to give it a fun makeover.

In my mind I wanted it in my office, gold and glamorized with a touch of glitter. So when I came across Rust-Oleum Gold Glitter Spray I did a little happy dance knowing it was going to be perfect.

Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray Paint

I removed all the parts (glass, inside gadgets, etc) and gave my machine a bath of primer and let that dry. Then just to be safe I sprayed it down with a solid color gold in a satin finish for extra coverage.  I wasn’t sure if the gold from the glitter spray paint would be enough but I think it might have been just fine:0) After that I went to town on the glitter.

Gold Gumball Makeover Before and After

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A Place for Us Gold Gumball Machine

Golden Gumball Machine

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Gumball Machine-6Coral Dresser with Gumball Machine

How do you like it? Fun huh! Like a said a week or so ago…I’m really loving GOLD and my office is on it’s way to becoming something special just.for.me:0)

Here’s some information that you might find useful:

Rust-Oluem is not a food safe product and since I have real gumballs in my machine that I plan on eating all the time:0)  I made sure to seal the inside of the machine so no spray touched it. If your still worried about it, I suggest using a WONDERFUL paint by Martha Stewart that is food and dishwasher safe…and it comes in gold:0)

I really loved this product!  I know Krylon has something similar but I’ve never tried it. But what I like about this one is that when you touch it after it dries your not having a glitter fest all over your clothes and hands and face and hair:0) It pretty much stays in place. I also think the sheen is BEAUTIFUL and you really can’t capture it in a photo:0) It’s not overly glittery either, kinda grown up glitter ya know.

Looking for more of my office? Check out these curtains I got! I have a major crush on them:0)

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Destiny is the founder of Just Destiny Mag, an online publication that focuses on home living and lifestyle. She is a native of the beautiful state of Arizona where she raises her beautiful children right along side with Mr.Right. She believes her destiny is so related with everything beautiful and that those beautiful things can come in experiences, food, fashion, family, photography and laughter to make a beautiful life!

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60 Comments on The Golden Gumball Machine

  1. Miss Charming
    May 7, 2013 at 11:12 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve been looking for a gumball machine for awhile now–they’re hard to find!

    I love what you did to yours. So glamorous, gold and sparkly! (Of course, I’m having a love affair with gold at the moment.) Your whole office is just perfect, Destiny.

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you friend:0) I’m loving it too!

      Reply
  2. Andrea Worley
    May 7, 2013 at 11:31 am (1 year ago)

    um, you had me at glitter! so fun & cute!

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Haha! Of course!

      Reply
  3. Talitha
    May 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm (1 year ago)

    OH my GOODNESS! This is just about the cutest thing ever. I lurve it! Are your gumballs kinda pearly colored??

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes they ARE!! Got them at Party City:0) I think gold ones would just as nice!

      Reply
  4. Susan
    May 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

    So chic & glam! Love it!

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  5. Jacquee
    May 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I have one of these machines kicking around! Love it. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired
    May 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks wonderful especially teamed up with the peach color flowers, etc. The dots on the wall are fun.
    Debbie – Deliciously Inspired

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  7. Crista
    May 8, 2013 at 9:24 am (1 year ago)

    And it goes so well with your curtains!

    Reply
  8. Kristin
    May 8, 2013 at 9:47 am (1 year ago)

    Painting the gumball machine gold glitter (from the standard red) is so funny to me. HOWEVER, it is soooo pretty! Kind of like the really pretty pink typewriter Stef redid at Girl.Inspired–super cute.

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Kristin! I know it’s so weird to update something so classic:0) Glad you approve:0)

      Reply
  9. Mayette
    May 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm (1 year ago)

    It looks gorgeous!

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  10. Michelle
    May 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Pretty, pretty! Love it on that pastel dresser!

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    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Michelle!

      Reply
  11. Jillene
    May 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm (1 year ago)

    LOVE this! Oh those colors… GOLD is so hot! I love color and yet you just enhanced this gum ball machine by taking away color and glamorizing it. {by the way, those pearl gumballs are hot too!}

    Reply
    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm (1 year ago)

      Love the pearl gumballs! Way to notice the details;0)

      Reply
  12. Jessica
    May 9, 2013 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

    I LOVE this! I had the same one growing up and I’ve never thought to repaint it…especially in gold glitter. This will be perfect in my daughter’s room.

    Reply
    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm (1 year ago)

      I think they are just a classic piece of American history:0) Every house should have a couple, with real gumballs in them:0)

      Reply
  13. Emily
    May 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I kept mine from our childhood home. I never thought to paint it since I love the red. The gold is VERY cool though.

    Reply
    • Destiny
      May 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm (1 year ago)

      It’s so fun! I loved the red too, but just wanted something different ya know:0)

      Reply
  14. Jon'el
    May 11, 2013 at 10:12 am (1 year ago)

    Love it! My daughter has a red one but loving the gold, may have to think of spray painting it.

    Reply
  15. Leslie @ House on the Way
    May 12, 2013 at 5:19 am (1 year ago)

    This gum ball machine is absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea! I may have to break out the gum balls myself!
    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      May 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Leslie! Love my gumball machine:0) The gumballs even more, ha!

      Reply
  16. Emily Hone From House and Hone
    May 13, 2013 at 11:46 am (1 year ago)

    OH MY GOODNESS@ This is soooo cute! this would be perfect for a party too! I want to go find one to make for myself! :) Thank you for sharing.. I am now going to pour over your blog!

    -Emily from House and Hone

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    • Destiny
      May 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Emily:0) Making my way over to your blog too! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  17. Jillian @ sealedwithlovely.com
    May 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness! This room is looking fabulous! I absolutely adore your style! Just gorgeous!

    Jillian @ SealedWithLovely.com

    Reply
  18. Bethany
    May 17, 2013 at 7:37 am (1 year ago)

    I love anything gold and this is adorable! I had no idea that spraypaint existed, may have to check it out. I painted a large gumball machine white but now you are making me want to go gold!

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    • Destiny
      May 29, 2013 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

      This spray paint is pretty fabulous Beth!!

      Reply
  19. Renee@Casa Stephens Interiors
    May 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely LOVE this! I hope you don’t mind me sharing this on my Facebook page with a link:)

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    • Destiny
      May 29, 2013 at 8:26 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you Renee!

      Reply
  20. Helen Davies
    May 20, 2013 at 8:01 am (1 year ago)

    I just love this, what a fab end result, very envious of your adorable office!! :)

    Reply
  21. Shawn
    May 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this project!!! Darling! Where did you get those fabulous drawer pulls on your french dresser? To die for!

    Reply
  22. Tricia
    May 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the gumball machine!! Also, wondering if the polka dots on the wall are from Land of Nod? Looking to do a wall of polka dots in our nursery and trying to decide if I should paint them or use the stickers! Thanks!!

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    • Destiny
      May 29, 2013 at 8:24 am (1 year ago)

      They are from WallsNeedLove:0)

      Reply
  23. Marisa
    May 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I found this on pinterest an absolutely love the color of the dresser would u happen to know the color you painted it I have an old dresser that could use a beautiful makeover. ….thanks!!

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    • Destiny
      May 29, 2013 at 8:23 am (1 year ago)

      That would be Coral Gables by BenMoore:0)

      Reply
      • Marisa
        May 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm (1 year ago)

        Thanks so much….u made my day…lol

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  24. Christa @ BrownSugarToast
    August 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm (1 year ago)

    absolutely love your gold dotted wall! linking up to you on my blog tomorrow!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      September 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you!!

      Reply
  25. Bridgette Treadwell
    August 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm (1 year ago)

    What color is your dresser. This all looks perfect tighter !!!

    Reply
  26. Amber
    October 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm (12 months ago)

    What is the paint color on the dresser? I love it!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      October 30, 2013 at 8:51 am (11 months ago)

      Coral Gables by Ben Moore:0)

      Reply
  27. nicole
    October 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the gold too! But I really love the pink dresser…would love to know what colour that is if that is also one of you diy projects… so gorgeous and I hope to have that colour along with mint and navy inmy baby room. Thanks for your blog!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      October 30, 2013 at 8:42 am (11 months ago)

      Hey! That would be Coral Gables by BenMoore! Good luck with your baby room! I know that will be gorgeous!

      Reply
  28. lisa
    December 1, 2013 at 8:21 am (10 months ago)

    Love this! Will be doing it for sure. BTW where did you get those awesome gold drawer pulls! I want!!!
    oxox

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    • Destiny
      December 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm (10 months ago)

      Oh, I got those online! I will get the name for you:0)

      Reply
      • Olivia
        February 14, 2014 at 11:08 am (8 months ago)

        Beautiful color scheme! I want to do something similar in my living room! I love the dresser, too! Did you ever find the name of the website where you got them? Thanks!

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        • Destiny
          February 18, 2014 at 7:34 am (7 months ago)

          The name of the Dresser?

          Reply
  29. Marie
    December 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm (10 months ago)

    Love this! May I ask what brand of gold satin finish spray paint you used? I have an old gumball machine I want to do this to – I just want to make sure it turns out the perfect shade of gold under the glitter as yours did! Thank you!

    Reply
  30. Cessna
    January 6, 2014 at 11:22 am (9 months ago)

    Hi! I love the room. It looks great! I’d love to have such an uplifting office one day! I can just imagine the inspiration I’d feel every time I’d walk in. I was wondering where you got the gold dots for the wall. Im decorating a nursery at the moment and I think it would look fantastic!
    Thank you!

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    • Destiny
      February 18, 2014 at 7:42 am (7 months ago)

      You can now by these dots on HOUSE OF SMITHS DESIGN by DESTINY!!!

      Reply
  31. Chrissy
    September 26, 2014 at 7:58 am (4 days ago)

    What color is the dresser?? thanks!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      September 26, 2014 at 7:59 am (4 days ago)

      Coral Gables by BM:0) Thanks!

      Reply

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