I may be a tad late to the party on this one, but its new to me & I gotta say, I am completely jazzed on this one! Thanks to the wonderful wealth that is Pinterest (shameless plug: be sure to follow me on Pinterest!!), I stumbled upon a pin the other day that literally gave me goosebumps of excitement. I know, your asking yourself, why would a simple photo get me all excited right? Well allow me to digress slightly.
A few Christmases ago, like a good little kid, all I wanted was one thing. I had my eye on one, and one only, prize. A Kitchen-Aid Mixer. Now I’m not going to lie. I am not the most proficient baker, but I dont exactly not bake either. So why did I want one right? Sigh, self honesty moment please… looks. I loved them. I love everything about them. The beautiful design, how fab they look sitting on counter top, & the amazing colors you could get them in! So much fun to be had, right!?
So my sister did her due diligence & whispered into my dad’s ear. When Christmas finally rolled around & a mammoth box placed at my feet, I knew it was game on! Like a proper kid, I ripped the wrapping paper off to confirm my hopes, & then drew a short breath of slight despair. I realized a mistake that I had made. I never really pipped up about wanting any specific color & now in my hands laid a snow white mixer. (Love you Dad, really do! Am so happy with it, swear to God!!!) Much like winning a white car from Oprah, I took my prize with glee, along with a small touch of trepidation. Yes I had my mixer, but….it was white. I know, I feel completely bratty even writing this, sigh…. Seriously, let me just back up to say, I LOVE my mixer & am super grateful to have been given it, Thank you Dad!!!
Ok so back to the point right? So strolling along through Pinterest, I happened upon a pin…of a mixer. However this was no ordinary mixer in the looks department, oh no! This…this had art, yes art on it! Not full understanding what I was looking at, my initial assumption was decals, which was a duh moment for me. Then I slowly began to realize what I was truly looking at. After a few clicks of the internet, it was all coming together now!
Meet Nicole Dinardo of Un Amore. Turns out Nicole is an artist. Her mediums of choice as an artist fell into other areas for some time, until she had a chance meeting with an airbrush gun. As it turned out she took a real shine to mastering the art of the airbrush. In a short period of time, her art spread out onto the wonder that is the Kitchen Aid Mixer. Nicole has created some down right amazing designs on these little beauties transforming them into, as she puts, Kitchen Couture. After traveling through her image gallery of previously done designs (which honestly, is like looking through kitchen porn in all the best possible ways!) my simple admiration for her work quickly grew into a crush!
Her designs range from simple patterns, florals, birds, to full on cityscapes, patterns from old designs/china, you name it. Oh, your a bit of a pin up girl fan yourself you say? Have no fear, we may not paint on our airplanes anymore, but rest assured, Nicole has perfected the art of those amazing pin up girl style!
Turns out there are various ways you can go if this is something you would like, & honestly, how could you not?! Let me also say, if your a baker with a business, you need to get one of these, championing your shop, immediately! So, you dont have a mixer at all, no problem, Nicole can supply them. Maybe your like me & you already have one, no problem there either. Have a design of your own in mind, or simply want to go with something she has done, no problem there either!
Currently Nicole has an online shop where you can peruse & see what best fits your needs. I must also say, something like this would make an amazing over the top brilliant wedding gift! Not only did you get your bride a slammin mixer, but its customized with absolute perfection in design and execution! Consider yourself the star guest with that for a gift!
So now to come full circle. What to do with my snow white mixer? I must say, with my new found crush, I am defiantly fostering the idea of shipping that baby off to Nicole to pimp my mixer if you will. However sometimes staring at blank canvas is almost the hardest thing! Where to go, what to do? Some many possible ideas & directions one could take! I need to sit & have a proper think on this one! What do you guys think? I am so open to & heartily looking for suggestions! Ah, art in the form of a mixer. Gotta love it!
*A love note from Nicole after seeing our post!