Friday, March 24, 2017


Back before Christmas, my friend, Bebe, created winter scenes in a couple of old gumball machines. They were adorable! So when I saw this metal gumball machine at a thrift store, I bought it thinking I would save it for next Christmas.
But, I decided, why wait for Christmas? 
I wasn't in love with the lime green, so I painted the green metal with Dixie Belle Mineral Chalk Paint in the color Vintage Duck Egg. 
Dixie Belle paint will adhere to any surface with no prep work! They advertise it as being easy peasy, and they're right!

After 2 coats of paint, I opened up the gumball machine and placed a nest inside that I made using straw packing materials. Then I placed 3 faux eggs into the nest. After all, it is officially Spring and the birds are busy building their nests

I'm going to enjoy my gumball nesting machine through summer. And, just maybe, I'll change it up for Christmas when the time comes.

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If you're ever in the cute little town of Senoia, Georgia, go visit my friend, Bebe at her store, The Good Junk Company!

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  1. Yes, you see these decorated for the holidays all the time but I'm loving the idea of using it for other holidays as well. Very cute!

  2. Love this!!! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!

  3. Gah! This is absolutely adorable. Now I want a beautiful old gumball machine too!! Thanks for sharing it ;)

  4. This is adorable and unique! I never would have thought to add a scene in a gum ball machine! I love your sweet eggs and nest! Sweet. Pinned! XO - Wendi@H2OBungalow

  5. This is so much fun! Delighted to have discovered you blog!

  6. That's totally adorable! Adding to my Pinterest queue. I'd love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go. It opens Tuesday nights around 11pm ET.

  7. I am in love with everything about this. The gumball machine, the color, the nest! Beautiful and featuring when my party opens tonight!

  8. I like the gumball machine and nest of eggs. I especially like that you placed them next to dried blue hydrangea, perfect!

  9. So cute Virginia. I love the color that you painted the machine and the nest is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. I also have a couple gumball machines I had planned to make a winter scene inside but now am rethinking it. This spring nest one Adorable!!!


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