Thursday, August 2, 2012

KitchenAid Mixer Decals Inspired by Vintage Pyrex

Vintage Pyrex Inspired KitchenAid Mixer Decals by The Silly Pearl

I finally found a little kitchen cart that was perfect for a corner in our dining room to provide extended kitchen gadget storage, plus (finally) display some of my beloved vintage Pyrex that I’ve been collecting over the last few years.

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But I noticed that my KitchenAid mixer (a gift from my mom over 10 years ago) was sitting there, all non-Pyrex-like.

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I love these three long pans…I used them very often in roasting, baking, and serving. I love them all stacked together with their pretty, bright colors and retro flower design that is so very Pyrex. So I thought I’d create some decals for the mixer, inspired by those colors and patterns.

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I first sought vinyl in these colors and thought I’d cut some flower shapes out with my Cricut. But I couldn’t find those colors at the store, and couldn’t wait to order online! So I looked around my craft stash and thought maybe fabric would work if I coated it with Mod Podge. I found these two Amy Butler fabrics (my favorite fabric ever), and decided to use Outdoor Mod Podge. No I’m not going to use my mixer outdoors, but I thought the Outdoor formula might allow me to use a damp cloth to wipe down my mixer, should there be any flour explosions or batter splatters on it.

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I cut a flower shape out of the fabric.

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Coated the back with Outdoor Mod Podge

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And adhered it to the “trunk” of the mixer. Oh, but first I wiped down my mixer with a solution of water and vinegar (what I use for everyday household cleaning. Okay, every other day household cleaning. Okay, every few days household cleaning.).

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Then I applied a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal. I allowed it to dry for a few hours and came back and reapplied more. Note: If you mess up i.e. you apply the fabric with Mod Podge, and you decide you don’t like it, you can peel it off, and wipe down the mixer again with the water/vinegar mixture and a sponge.

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Next to my inspiration…love the color!

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Now for the top part of the mixer. I cut out some more flower shapes, as well as some green leaves from some fabric scraps.

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I arranged the flowers into a line (as they are on my baking pans) and added the leaves in between.

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Then again applied Mod Podge to the bottom and top of the fabric, and added some leaves to the flower on the trunk part of the mixer, to tie it all together. I repeated the same pattern on the other side, and also added a flower to the back rounded part of the mixer.

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After the 2nd coat of Mod Podge, I wanted to remove the goo on the mixer, around the decals. So I dipped a cotton swab into some water/vinegar, squeezed it out and wiped away the goo in the in-between spaces. It worked, but I had to really scrub sometimes. Using a dry cotton swab helped too.

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All done.

The Silly Pearl - KitchenAid Mixer Decals Inspired by Vintage Pyrex

Looks more at home with my Pyrex collection!

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Vintage Pyrex Inspired Mixer Decals

Have you decorated your mixer? If so, leave a link to your pic in the comments! I’d love to see!

Vintage Pyrex Inspired Mixer Decals by The Silly Pearl

Steph

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27 comments:

  1. LOve this! I am going to have to do it! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

    Robin

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  2. This so cute... what a great idea to use fabric for your inspiration!

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  3. This is fantastic! Well done.

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  4. This is such a cute idea!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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  5. I love vintage Pyrex! I would have never thought to Mod Podge fabric onto a mixer. I have only ever seen vinyl stickers! Way good idea and it turned out super cute!

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  6. this is so cute! love vintage pyrex, reminds me of making cookies with my Grandma :)

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  7. It looks awesome, Steph! Great idea for. Vintage Pyrex is so fun.

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  8. What a happy looking Kitchen-Aid! It does look RIGHT at home with your vintage Pyrex now, which incidentally, I also love. That white bowl one with the roosters is at my parents house! I did not know it was vintage. I'll have to claim it from their house, now that I know. LOL. (My mother is passed away, and my father keeps telling me to take anything I want out of the house. He'll be selling the house soon.)
    I have a white Kitchen Aid mixer, too. I haven't done anything with it yet, but I'm thinking on it! (Ohhhh, the possibilities! :) .

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  9. OHHH!! Just noticed > I love your new header! :)
    Your girls bring me an instant smile anyway, but I love the rest. lol

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  10. How cute!!! It looks perfect with your Pyrex collection now. I love it!

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  11. How nice your mixer turned out now everything looks retro for sure. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com New follower

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  12. That is fantastic! And it perfectly matches the Pyrex.

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  13. So cute! I love the colors. What a difference. It totally adds to the whole look. Love it!

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  14. that is so cool! love that retry look. perfect style / color match ~ ~ Rose

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  15. I looove your vintage pyrex collection and now your mixer fits right in! I think it worked out perfectly that you couldn't find the vinyl when inspiration struck because that fabric is PERFECT and oh so Pyrex-y. Love what you've done. I've been doing the water and vinegar trick too and love it (better, safer, cheaper...win!)

    Amy*

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  16. Fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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  17. Steph this is toooo cute!! I love how vintage it looks - so perfect with your pyrex collection!!

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  18. Brilliant Steph! Love that pyrex collection too. Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  19. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. If you have a moment, stop by and grab a featured button. Thank you so much for sharing your project on homework. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-inspiration-board-link-party_10.html

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  20. Eh...not a fan of this. Kitchen Aid mixers are classics. If something goes wrong with it or you want to sell it to upgrade to a new model, it's not an original anymore! Instead of making this a permanent change, make a great cover for it out of a co-ordinating material. Or use stickers that you can remove. You can also buy a Kitchen Aid in so many great colors, get a color that matches your kitchen decor.

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  21. LOVE THIS! You did a beautiful job! Love all of your vintage Pyrex too!

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  22. This post just makes me smile! Your dishes look so pretty together on your cart. I have a set of 4 bowls like your gold/white ones. I, also, have 2 sets of the round baking dishes in brown/beige and gold/white. They were all wedding gifts. My kitchen has been red/white for several years now, but I still have those dishes in my pantry.....just can't part with them. We were married 32 years on June 21, 1980. I guess those dishes aren't the only things that are "vintage" :)

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  23. Sorry. I said that wrong.......we were married 32 years this year on June 21. Anyway, I love how Pyrex has become a collectible. Vintage sounds better than antique any day of the week!

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  24. Great! I love it! This looks so great with your Pyrex now!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  25. Absolutely darling! Made me smile!

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