This is the story of our makeover of old Kitchen Aid mixer, all steps you will find below :)
Background story :
I have always wanted Kitchen Aid mixer, but they are way to expensive for our budget :) or just not in it, I have been on lookout for a cheap one for a while, but could not find anything for lower than 120$ for used one. I was dreaming about having it in candy apple color. Finally on Estate Sale I have spotted this 30 year old plus Kitchen Aid that was pretty banged up :) and well lets say honestly dirty! It was a standard model and it was working well! ( lesson for estate sale - always test before you buy! ) I managed to score it for 35$ !!! I was so excited, and hubby already knew it will be our next project challenge! Here it is before makeover photo!
We have started from unscrewing all the screw-able parts ( that means the silver tape that goes around it - it is held by two tiny screws - and the plate that holds the mixing bowl ) and removing attachment. Then I have used sanding paper - on all the parts, to make sure that the spray paint attaches to it nicely. It was not deep scrub, just light sanding until the white coat felt ruff. Then we unscrewed the back plate ( the one that covers engine in it). After that I have covered all the cables and motor with zip lock bag and secured it with rubber band like here on the photo :
So what do you think did we do good?
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