So… it’s been way too long since my last post. I had a few in the works and I guess I just never finished them.
This particular one had to wait to be written because it involves gift-giving and I couldn’t write about the gift until it had been given! Wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise! Thankfully, it turned out alright and was well received by Ben and Danielle, the newlyweds. 🙂
Anyway, here’s the real question: Are you bored of your KitchenAid stand mixer?? Want to liven it up a bit?
Well, you can!
Danielle’s mixer was plain white and I’d heard her complaints about that and decided to do something about it. Can I just say that spray paint is magical? RustOleum Gloss Protective Enamel to be exact. It does a great job and, except for my few rookie mistakes, the coating looked factory fresh.
First we had to take the mixer apart and do a lot of taping.
I painstakingly cut this design out three times! Should have been only two times but, I did it backwards the first time. 😦 I used self laminating sheets for the cut-out so it would stick to the mixer for spraying. You could use contact paper (might be better) but, this is what I had… so I used it! Worked ok but, you’ll see a few photos down how I had to touch it up. Here’s what it looked like at first. I was so sad. I thought I was going to have to scrap the whole deal and start over. Turns out that I’m glad I tried to fix it first because it ended up looking ok. Who knew you could spray paint on a plate and use a brush for touch-up work? I did! 🙂 Scary… I was so afraid to mess it up! All done. Looks pretty good! You can’t tell the colors very well from these pictures,
which is unfortunate because they look better in real life. Oops! I thought I was done… just took a second to spray that. Ha.So… there you have it. A “new” KitchenAid.
Now to decide what to do to mine!
Let me know if any of you try it and post pictures! I want to see your creative juices flowing!
Merry Christmas, everyone!