I asked for a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas, I pointed my wife toward a broken one on eBay so that I could refurbish it, as I was taking it apart I got some inspiration for the paint job and this is what came out of it, still needs a phase board for speed control and two decals to be applied to the sides but I couldn't wait to share.
That is AWESOME!! I want to do the same thing for my friend's wedding gift, they are huge Boba Fett fans! I need to know though what Valspar spray paints did you use.. if you don't mind me asking do you know what the names were.. I would really appreciate it! I don't want to screw up the colors they are HUGE fans and you got them PERFECT!!!!!
also from their website it looks like Leafy Rise is the light green.
I don't know offhand, I'll look and see if I still have left over and I can tell you their names, they don't have much of a selection I would think if you took a picture into Lowes you could match them up pretty easy, Hunter Green just came to mind. But I think they only have one dark green anyway. I do know the grey lines were rustoleum grey auto primer. everything else Valspar.
oh, wow. WANT!
so cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.
This is one of the best things I have seen! What a beautiful job you've done! You make me want to buy one the next time I see one at a thrift store!
Love it! Showed it to my sister who's a professional cook and a huge fan of Boba Fett - she's extremely jealous!
I sooooo want to do this. Can you share with me how you did the distressing/battle marks? This is AWESOME, can't believe how cool it looks. My wife has given me permission to do this to her Kitchen Aide, so hopefully you'll give me some tips!
That is the most glorious food-related device I have ever seen in my life.
I saw this on facebook- Amazing!!! What a Great idea! what did you use- car paint? or some type of acrylic?
And now I must make one of these for myself and my girlfriend.
I Just totally would Like to have one ! I already have a Kitchenaid mixer and was hoping to get a red one and got a white one instead. Now it gives me the idea to pimp it and make it look like R2D2 that would be totaly awesome ! I must say that I'm sad seing this just because I tought it was a purchasable decalc ( Seen it on think geek) But god it looks great !
That is amazing. I would totally buy one...
Omg I would be so afraid to use it for fear of breaking it but holy cow this is amazing!!
the good thing is if it gets a scratch or chips in the paint, no one would know.
HOLY SHIT!! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!!!
I've seen other MODs for mixers but you sir, are a genius.
This is fucking awesome. Now I want to repaint my two broken ones. This is amazing. What are you gonna use to seal it???
I'm with loadingplatform, you should sell these. As much as I like that your willing to share the technique, kindly shut-up and take my money!
Oh, I need a second-hand mixer now! Thank for the awesome tommyfilth!!!!
Can you help out on which Valspar colours you used?
I don't know offhand but they are the only ones in those shades IIRC. dark green, light green, etc...
This is amazing! What type of paint did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
I used Valspar spray paints form Lowes, I usually like Krylon, but Valspar has pretty similar characteristics. The topcoat is duplicolor engine enamel.
This is awesome. And I kinda want to repaint mine this way now, too.
OMFG! You need to sell these. I would pay good money for that and you know nerds like us will eat this up. The Fett makes anything AWESOME
I saw this on Pinterest and it made my day. It looks amazing!
Wasn't the top part of that mixer used as the head of a droid or two?
Awesome paint job, by the way.
Awesome paint job, by the way.