You may remember the gum machine lamp pictured above from this post. We've most enjoyed the lamp because it spits out a sugary treat for only a nickel and offers up needed light for the room. But, I must admit, I've often thought the brightly colored gum was a little bit of a stranger in my muted home. I've been tossing around ideas in my head for a long time and I finally think I've landed on something that suits my style a little better. I rather like and prefer the new look ~ a whole lot as a matter of fact.
Who knew that these humble game pieces would take up residence inside of a gumball machine ~ of all things? Scrabble letters have popped up almost everywhere in endless creative design ideas but quite possibly never as a stand in for gum in a gumball machine.
I've been toying with the idea of changing it for awhile now ~ and mostly considered replacing the colorful gum with all white gum. The only problem with that idea ~ I was going to have to buy an awful lot of gum to adequately fill the machine. So, one day I was poking around my house ~ I eyed the Scrabble tiles and thought ~ "why not?" It was an easy exchange ~ I merely dumped out the gum and added the Scrabble pieces.
The idea of a cleaner and different look was very appealing to me. In addition, I would be able to enjoy the lamp in the sitting room without it distracting from the rather subdued design.
While I hope I don't catch flack for trading out the gum for said Scrabble letters, I must admit I prefer the game pieces and love their unexpectedness. When designing your space, I encourage you to go for the unexpected! That said, I hope you stop by Tattered Style again soon!