Friday Round-Up & Kitchen Aid ~ Designer Color DIY Makeover

I am in awe at how well this blog and all of its components have fallen into place in such a short period of time. I must thank my co-author Martha for a great attitude and her unending creativity. We have truly emailed back and forth a trillion times working out all the small details. We are both Virgos which makes us detail oriented and worry warts to boot! LOL We were blessed with an awesome response to our concept and 3 co-contributors who host their own memes and who have already greatly expanded our food horizons. Thank you Martha Too, Cheryl and Pacey!

I had a busy week here and at 3 sides of crazy inventing many new recipes. I only post the ones that work out so you can be sure these are all tried and hubby approved.

That said, let’s move on to something fun. Do you have an appliance that needs an update? You know the one that works fine, but doesn’t look so great. With a little masking tape and some of today’s wonderful spray paints, you can DO-IT-YOURSELF and easily.

This post was originally written for Barbara. We were chatting and talking about the wonders of Kitchen Aid mixers and realized we had the same one. I purchased mine after the 1994 Northridge earthquake as a replacement for my old one that had been literally destroyed along with the rest of my kitchen. That was 15 years ago. 3 years ago when we moved to this old house, the original white (the only color available back then) just stood out like a sore thumb, now that I had room to keep it on my counter top but it was in perfectly good shape. I couldn’t justify spending the money in this economy for a new designer color. So I purchased a $5 can of Copper Hammer paint and did it myself!

The copper color goes with my new “old” country style kitchen. I had just finished a cake so it may be a bit dusty.

OH MY GOSH…this is super awesome! I love the copper you chose. You’ve inspired me to stop “wishing” mine wasn’t white and actually make it not white…YAY!


Great job on the mixer makeover! I have my round up post ready to go other than a photo I need to take at lunch time today – my round up will be up after lunch 🙂