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Spray Paint Makeover for Your KitchenAid Mixer

I wanted a fun colored mixer but couldn't justify the purchase when mine still worked great. So what's a DIY girl to do? Spray paint it, of course!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
Happy happy, joy joy!
Scroll down to see how far we've come!
Here's the before with a sad attempt at embellishment, with some vinyl cut outs.
Make sure you scrub it clean. Get off all the sticky stuff. Sand lightly. Tape off all the parts you don't want paint on, including the motor area.
Use a coat of good primer. I think I used Rustoleum. Then you're ready to make it any color you want! Here is my mixer after the coat of black. Before the stickers (used as stencils) went on and the final coat of red was applied.
Match your kitchen or go totally bold! It's fun just to see it sitting on the counter!
I did this 2 years ago, and it still looks great! And, YES, it gets used often. :)

To see more: http://kellysmoonlight.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-beauty-aid-for-your-kitchenaid.html

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Aug 20, 2014

    This looks absolutely amazing - love it!!!!

  • Melissa Fotheringham
    Melissa Fotheringham Klamath Falls, OR
    on Aug 20, 2014

    This is such a fun idea. I have been looking around for decals and have found none I like, plus they are expensive. Thanks for the idea!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Aug 20, 2014

    So awesome!

  • Sandra Downs
    Sandra Downs Sioux City, IA
    on Aug 20, 2014

    So incredibly cute. My mixer is second hand and old to boot. I feel a project coming on. Bad thing is things like this tend to turn into complete room remodels. ;-))

  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    on Aug 21, 2014

    I cannot understand why this type of mixer if you buy a branded name is so very expensive. I have seen them in stores for over $600! Functionally, they are just similar to a hand held mixer and a bowl - cheap hand held electric mixer cost about $20. I know they are very popular and I think it is more about the look of them as people have them on display on the kitchen bench, rather than hiding them away. I love what you did with yours. If you want a coloured one to match your kitchen scheme, then I think paint your old one or buy a cheap white one and paint it up is a fantastic idea. Why let the stores get away with charging such exorbitant prices for what is basically just a mixer? You go girl!!

    • Carole
      Carole Australia
      on Aug 22, 2014

      @Claire Actually, you are right. I don't bake often. Seems for those that do these type of mixers are a Godsend. I stand corrected!

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