Friday, August 24, 2018

Interrupting with white...

 Last week, I tackled a project and decided to interrupt my becoming minimalist series with a small post to share the details.  I painted my DeLonghi espresso maker white. 

(I like what I like, and what I like is white.)

 Boom! 

It was a really quick, one day project and I've had lots of questions about my process, on Instagram so here is the nutshell.  For this specific project, I did a TON of careful cleaning, then taping off my machine to cover the stainless portions.  That part took at least an hour.  No lie, and very important. 

Once prepped, it got two very light coats of a good spray paint primer, with two or three hours of drying time in between coats. Then I used a spray paint meant for appliances and followed the directions to the letter, working on multiple, light coats, letting it dry for about six hours.  And that was it.  I peeled off the tape once dry.  

I got asked about how we painted the kitchen aid mixer as well, and for that, just research it like we did on YouTube.  There are a ton of amazing tutorials on taking it apart, hanging pieces in a spray booth, and using things like auto grade sandpaper in between coats, etc.  It was more like a four day process but also worth it, just know it's work and you have to do it very specifically which is why I'm not sharing the processes here.  Research and follow the good instructions out there and then rejoice when it's done like we did. Ha! 

 I love that the espresso maker now matches our white and black electric tea kettle (tucked away in the tea drawer after our ceramic one broke sadly) and it also matches all of my white coffee accessories as well as the black and white mugs that I pull out when the weather cools!  It may not be everyone's taste to paint things a cohesive and soothing white, but OH HOW IT IS MINE! I loved the turquoise these many years, but I love this more.  So happy to have taken the time to make the change. I'll be back soon with more of becoming minimalist! 

6 comments:

  1. Looks like new and I prefer the white, too. Beautiful countertops.

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  2. Looks great! You have a lot of patience and are so good at these projects, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Haha I don't know if I've ever been called patient before.... I love it!!

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  3. I love the white. So cohesive. :) Hmm, just noticed your actual walls are neutral, but not pristine white. Have you considered tackling that project?

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    1. I really love my wall color actually. I think my husband would have a fit if I did those white. There are limits... haha!!

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