Avocado to Bravado!

Avocado to Bravado!
I just love the classic KitchenAid, don’t you?  It has such a timeless shape.  Would you believe Christine’s before KitchenAid is actually 100 years old?  Ok, so it’s not that old.  But it IS old.  It was a hand-me-down, in avocado green no less, which is not such a timeless color. 
So Christine went straight to work with some painters tape and a few coats of Krylon and put a new twist on an old fave.  I can say from experience that this is a great way to update a KitchenAid, as I have  done this myself.  Yay for me!  Mine was red and now it is oil-rubbed-bronze, and it looks so pretty. (I could actually prove this to you if I had remembered to take pictures.)  Holds up great too.  I recommend it! I also recommend checking out Christine’s blog The Crafty Woman to see more.

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14 Comments

  1. July 6, 2012 / 2:45 PM

    Does it make me wrong to like the avocado one better? I love green!

  2. July 6, 2012 / 4:09 PM

    I like them both!!! The green was pretty and the new color looks good too 🙂

  3. July 6, 2012 / 4:23 PM

    I do think she did a great job on the new version though! 🙂

  4. July 6, 2012 / 5:00 PM

    Fantastic idea girls! I have a black one and so I think I would need to prime it, but I would love it in a blue! I may just have to try this!

  5. July 6, 2012 / 5:14 PM

    I would have never thought to do that
    what a great idea!
    Would love to see yours ( you should have posted yours too! )
    Have a great wknd Lindsey
    Hugs,
    SUza

  6. July 6, 2012 / 5:26 PM

    Hmm…from one 60’s color to another. Not sure I would pick this color (it must match her kitchen I assume) but she did a nice job on it.

  7. stephbo93
    July 6, 2012 / 8:39 PM

    I would have never thought to paint a small appliance. Good for her! And I’d love to see your in the oil-rubbed bronze. We don’t need a before pic–we all know what red looks like. 😉

  8. July 6, 2012 / 10:17 PM

    Love this idea!
    Would love to see your KitchenAid in bronze, too!

  9. July 7, 2012 / 1:12 PM

    I like both. Good for her. We women can change anything! 🙂

  10. July 7, 2012 / 6:43 PM

    i’m with the others, the before version is not a horrible colour, but the new one looks nice too! anyone else have problems with spray paint sticking to metal??

  11. Anonymous
    July 7, 2012 / 11:44 PM

    There’s nothing that makes blue more “timeless” than avocado. Why paint over a retro color with another retro color? I don’t think she improved upon the original.

  12. July 8, 2012 / 1:04 PM

    Beautiful and how clever. Now it looks just like mine!

  13. colleen
    July 8, 2012 / 1:22 PM

    I had NO IDEA you could do this. Mine is bright orange (sale sale sale.

  14. July 9, 2012 / 5:56 AM

    I like the blue but the green is not what I would call “avacado”….lol It would go better in my house. I am from the era when “avacado green” was really popular. My parents thought it was the best….and then came “harvest gold” lol

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