New Shop!

I truly appreciate your patience during this lengthy process of moving my shop that has been well overdue (We moved this last March). The last shop I was in was shared with my ex-boyfriend for 10 years…I really underestimated how long it would take for this fresh start. I’d like to take the time to apologize once again. Also the reason for my lack of posting, lack of blogging updates etc…

So I’m almost caught up, I’ve had to teach myself some finishing techniques, like adding the final gloss that I used to subcontract out since I used to only stick to artwork.

Now that I am a one man show I feel more confident in all aspects, although, it has taken considerably longer than I planned, which I am truly disappointed in… However, it has made me much more self-sufficient and able to provide a better product and service all around. I’ve been getting things dialed in and feeling so great about it.

I am truly and gratefully appreciative for all of my clients who have been so generous, gracious and understanding during this chaotic time.

The absolute last thing I want is to have anyone’s project here longer than necessary. I want you to be able to enjoy it and make memories like I have and continue to do so with mine. To me these are not just pieces of art that I create but I also consider them as a family heirloom, for many to pass down to loved ones. It’s a lifetime art piece that isn’t limited to just appreciating but actually functional artwork. Making memories in the kitchen can be the best and most precious memories of all.

So now that I have worked through a lot of the setbacks I hope to be getting you a tracking number once I generate one so you can track your mixer when it’s on its way.

Once again thank you for your patience and support. I’m looking forward to you receiving your baby as soon as possible. Much Love, Nick

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Here are a few images of progress when I first moved in that I’d love to share with you :) It’s approximately 2200 SQ FT. An office, a large 17×20 front room, front bathroom and shop bathroom in the warehouse area. These images are older so a lot has been done since then that I have yet to take pictures of.

I practically left with nothing from the last shop. I had to get a new compressor, work tables, regulated paint cabinets, shelving, furniture, computer programs and equipment, new paint booth…paint, down to the most ridiculous thing as stir sticks. Most was left at my exe’s shop, some of which that belonged to me, but I didn’t take it. So I had a lot to get together to get going.

Front room before I painted it
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Front bathroom which is gold and purple
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My shop / warehouse bathroom

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The warehouse as I was setting up
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My office that is done

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‘ll be sure to put in more effort again as I now feel I’m getting back into he groove of things. Hope you are all doing great as well!! xo

Atlanta Themed KitchenAid Mixer

When I was asked to do a Atlanta Georgia themed KitchenAid, I was ecstatic. My client left the design up to me to do, so being that Martin Luther King was born there, I just had to incorporate him.

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Custom Chef Themed Mixer

I love this cute chef themed custom KitchenAid mixer we painted, adorned with checkered accents and (ghosted) utensils. It matches her decor for her chef themed kitchen and pottery she has displayed.

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Pioneer Woman Blue Floral Mixer – Now Available!

The new Pioneer Mixer for Ree Drummonds holiday cookbook is now available!

This lovely blue floral mixer is adorned with high contrast floral ranging from yellows, reds, greens, orange and pink!

This awesome new design will also be featured in her new season on the Food Network.

Reed Drummond Blue Floral Mixer

Reed Drummond Blue Floral Mixer

Reed Drummond Blue Floral Mixer

You may pre-order this new design here:

Click here for an artisan mixer included.

Click here if you already own a tilt-head model KitchenAid that is in great condition.

PLEASE NOTE: for any additional questions, please email me at inquiries@un-amore.com , We would greatly appreciate it!!

© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO

1999 WWII themed VW Beetle

So some of you have been in the know of my recent work by following us via Instagram or FaceBook. If you haven’t…well, here you go ;)

So I obtained a Volkswagen Beetle 3 years ago, a 1999 that needed some major TLC. Unfortunately I was busy doing other things like painting and marketing my business, so I never found time for her. It sat patiently around the shop as we worked around her.

One day, I guess I got tired of waiting to find the time, so I made the time. I started pushing her out of one shop to move to the next side to get her going. The first thing we did was painted her a true olive drab.

Mike, Zach & Abel had helped me a lot with this project. I am surrounded by great guys who are always there when I need them.

Zach and I spent countless hours together collaborating on the design elements that we wanted to include, but most importantly she needed to remain refined and not a bunch of crap thrown together. I feel that we succeeded in that.

Mike and I went on the hunt to several shops in search of memorabilia to incorporate that would be the icing on the cake.

My favorite find was the original 1944 20 MM shell casing I used for the gear shifter and the original medic Stretchers I gravitated towards for my back seats. We made the front seats look like a throwback to bomber jackets, complete with wool inserts.

The car came together so well. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome. Here are some pictures of her in progress to final completion.

Oh, and She’s currently listed on Ebay. Completely unexpected for me since I saw myself driving her around for years to come, but I finally obtained my dream car, a 1966 Lincoln, and really want to fix that one up. Two custom cars seems a bit too much. So IF she sells, I sure hope its to a wonderful home that will appreciate the hard work and dedication that it took to make her what she is.

EBAY LINK: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volkswagen-Beetle-Classic-GLS-Hatchback-2-Door-1999-CUSTOM-PAINTED-WWII-Fighter-themed-Volkswagen-/281170015827?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item417709f653#ht_500wt_1182

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Sugar Shack Custom painted mixer!

A canadian client of mine wanted something close and personal to her childhood memories. We came up with the changing seasons to incorporate that feeling for her sugar shack themed KitchenAid. From the stark winter appearance of the maple trees to the colorful fall leaves, I think it came out lovely.

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Candy Crush themed KitchenAid mixer for King!

Check this out, a Candy Crush custom painted KitchenAid mixer! hahaha I love this game. If you haven’t played it, you might watch to watch out. It’s very addicting!

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