Wednesday, June 20, 2012

KitchenAid Made Over

 Old and New.

A few years ago, my sister in law gave us this Kitchenaid.
I wasn't thrilled. 
It was old, green, and blah.
I started using it. 
Baking would just not be the same without it.
It really has held up and I kind of like the obvious years of use you see on the bowl.
I was still unhappy about the color though, avocado green just isn't me.


 After a thorough degreasing and cleaning, I taped off the silver bits.
I also lightly sanded the surface to help the paint stick.
I used just regular old Krylon.
There are spray paints out there that are meant for appliances, but seeing as how this one will most likely be replaced in the next year or two, I wasn't too worried about the paint holding up so much.
I did fail to think about the motor bits inside, if I were to do it again, 
I'd remove the plate and cover them in plastic before painting!

The tins are for another project.

It only took 2, VERY THIN coats of the paint!
I'm so happy with the new color, it was just what it needed.
I think I will have the rocket scientist (hubs) replace the cord soon, it has some dark heat marks on it.


  1. Beautiful. I really need one of these. Maybe if I hit some garage sales I can find a cool one like this. :)

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

  2. This is great. I have wanted a Kitchenaid for ages, I need to just break down and buy one. I love the blue on it!

  3. I can't even imagine how you came up with the idea to paint it! it turned out GREAT!! ~Zuni

  4. WONDERFUL! I would have never thought to paint a piece like this, but now you can display her, too!

  5. Oh, the mixer looks fantastic! What a great way to revamp a classic! Love the color you chose too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Oh no you have given me ideas. I have a white Kitchen-Aid and like you I couldn't live without it. My husband gave it to me as a gift and kept saying, Are you sure? All this money for mixer? I haven't regretted it for a second. However, when we moved last year I have cherry cabinets and black granite....and a white mixer! I keep puttng it out, putting it away, putting it back out. I never thought to paint it. What a great idea. I'm not sure what you meant about the motor though. I guess I need to look at mine. And of course, my husband will think I'm nuts!

    Robin Flies South

  7. This came out beautifully! My KitchenAid mixer recently got cracked paint on the top, and I think you just provided the solution for me. I would love for you to share it at Snips & Spice Sunday Slice this week.


  8. I LOVE painted appliances! Your kitchen aid looks simply wonderful!

  9. Great Job! Dont cha just LOVE paint!! :))

  10. I've had mine for about 35+ years and never had an ounce of trouble with it! I love all the new funky colors out there! I keep thinking I need to paint it but never've inspired me! Looks great!

  11. Came over from Jenny at the Melrose Family party to see what else you painted besides those great tins. I really cannot believe you painted your mixer! Second, washi tape for everything! Yeah!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  12. That mixer is a treasure. I bet it will last you. Love that you were able to make it a color you like so easily. Good thinking!

  13. I love the color you chose! Mine is generally covered in flour and such, so it's black paint job is sometimes not a great choice! Good to know I can change it anytime!

  14. Awesome transformation!

    Mrs. Delightful

  15. Looks did a wonderful job! You know, kitchen aids last FOREVER. You may not need to replace it. I have had mind for over 20 years and there are tons of attachments. You may want to use the money for attachments rather than a new machine...just a thought! Have a great day!

  16. So smart and it looks really great! I might have to give this a try!

  17. Love this! I would not have thought to try this.

  18. I just LOVE the way it turned out! I'll keep my fingers crossed that I get an old one so that I can re-vamp it too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Have a great day! :)

  19. I love it! What a great idea!

  20. How creative! I never would have thought to spray paint it, but it makes a world of difference. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  21. This is SO cute! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this on our blog today! Check it out here...
    Brooke from

  22. This is fabulous! Love the color and love that it matches your cans from the other post!!!

  23. Nice update to a classic! I never thought of painting the KA, duh. I've had two in twenty-three years of married life (upgraded to the Pro line, passed along the old one) and both times I picked "safe" colors because I know my color taste shifts over time. I am not going to worry about that so much now!

    Do you think that a bit of hydrogen peroxide on a Mr. Clean magic eraser might help the heat marks, until you get it replaced?

  24. Been snooping around your blog and I am officially hooked! You're freaking adorable to boot! Thank you for stopping by and sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link discovering "new to me" blogs!

  25. Fantastic!! I have a friend: SuzieHomeFaker and she did this in a pink with hers! I have a black one and have bought primer and then antique pink.I might leave the knobs black for contrast! But I cant wait for the weather to warm up in Upstate NY so I can go outside to do this! I am so excited! Would you recommend spraying a gloss coat on afterwards? Do you think this will chip? I bought the Krylon spray paint. I use mine alot!! I was going to get the color you painted over and then the color you painted I cant decide...I believe I will paint my own!! QVC does have Kitchenaide's and at one point had the pink for breast cancer...and I was going to donate mine to a church or nursing home...but..until I can afford the bigger one...I will paint mine the Antique Pink !!! Thanks for showing this!!

  26. Did you use any kind of protective top coat on yours when you were finished? I have painted mine and after getting it all set it seems to easily chip :(