I wanted this teal mixer so bad 5 years ago. While I still love the color teal my style has just evolved and I no longer accent with this color in our home. I’ve been loving the earthy tones and mid-century modern/ modern farmhouse vibes. Think Magnolia, Hearth and Hand, Studio McGee.
Around Christmas a Magnolia edition KitchenAid mixer was released at Target. It was love at first sight! But lets be real, mixers are a good chunk of coin and there was nothing wrong with the one I had. I decided to take matters into my own hands. Which led to my favorite thing … A PROJECT! A did a lot of research; read blogs, articles, Pinterest posts and also watched some YouTube videos. Once I felt confident it was GO TIME. Now I need to preface that my hubby used to paint cars for a living so painting this mixer was a walk in the park for him. 🙂
Here was my inspo (instant love, right?):
Supplies needed for this project:
- Spray Paint – I used RUST-OLEUM 2X Ultra Cover – I used the color Forrest Green
- Top Coat – I used RUST-OLEUM Crystal Clear Enamel
- (optional) Spray Paint Nozzle Attachment (because trust me it’s the bomb diggity!)
- Painters Tape – I used frog tape (it’s the best)
- Cleaning wipes
- Sandpaper – I used 320 grit
- Screw Drivers – Flat head and Philips to remove the hardware
- Ziplock Bag – to put all the hardware in
Step 1: Wipe everything down with a wipe.
Step 2: Remove all the hardware – using your screw drivers go around and remove all the hardware. Put the hardware in a ziplock bag. Also totally normal to find nastiness under the hardware. 😛
Step 3: Tape off the hardware that can’t be removed.
Step 4: Lightly sand all painted parts with 320 grit. You want to sand in small circle motions. You are lightly scuffing the mixer to allow the paint to adhere better and also getting the original top coat off (the shiny part – not the actual color). PS. Red Aspen Nails for the WIN! Message me for more info. Finally I can do projects without my nails getting jacked up – wahhooo!
Step 5: Wipe down to remove all the dust before painting.
Step 6: PAINT TIME! (If you have never spray painted before I would PAUSE here and go watch a few youtube videos before starting – you do not want runs in your paint). The amount of coats is going to depend on the color of your mixer to begin with and the color you are going to. Our mixer took three coats. and several coats of top coat.
Step 7: DRY TIME – It’s important that you let it dry for awhile so that the paint has time to harden. If you rush this step – you WILL get imperfections. 🙂
Step 8: Once it’s dry you can put all the hardware back on and wah-lah! Congratulations your mixer is now a new color! 🙂
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