You did an amazing job of taking my daughter’s vision and translating it into a one of a kind work of art. We were probably your longest distance project so far! This mixer is a testament to the fact your work is admired around the world. My daughter was working in Pakistan when she heard about your mixers from her friend stationed in Kenya. When Lois saw your work, she immediately sent me an e mail and asked for one for Christmas. When I saw your work, I knew it would be the perfect gift.
You were so patient when we exchanged e mails describing the artwork and finalizing the design. Lois was thrilled when she opened the box. The artwork was flawless and the finish was smooth as glass. I see people commenting about the cost, but I absolutely feel the mixer was worth it.
I still check your website on an almost daily basis to admire your work. I will definitely order a mixer for myself. My only problem is trying to pick a design.” Kim
“Working with Nick was a lovely and easy experience. I had a vague vision of what I wanted for my mixer and she was able to visualize it for me. My mixer stands proudly in my home, a fabulous art piece, a prized, possession, a family heirloom. One of my very favoite things I own. Thank you, Nick, artist, professional, wonder girl!!” Gina
“When my wife opened her beautiful mixer on our anniversary her first reaction was “a household appliance for our anniversary?”. By the next morning, she was looking at it on our kitchen counter and telling me she decided to leave it on the counter and not put it away. Years later, she still takes notice of it and tells me how pretty it is. I think she likes it more than the diamond ring I gave her last year.” Mike
“I discovered Un Amore through Ree Drummond’s blog-The Pioneer Woman. I would drool over my iPad whenever photographs of Ree’s orange floral mixer popped up. It was just so completely me. I showed it to my husband one day in late summer and he asked what it would take to get one done for us. Suddenly I began down the road to a finished piece of art.
After contacting Nicole, I learned that Ree’s design was exclusively hers. However, I could literally have whatever I wanted on our family’s vintage Kitchen Aid. I started sending Nicole photographs of the flowers that grow in my own garden. Ones I planted to attract monarch butterflies. Many emails later a rendering appeared in my inbox. I was in shock. Both renderings were so beautiful-and were soon to be mine! I showed my husband both and decided within minutes on the one we loved best-that had our flowers, the butterflies, and that juicy orange pearl as a base. I couldn’t get to FedEx fast enough!
During the process of waiting for our beauty to come back home, I would get updated photos-of her stripped down, primed, in her base coat-it was so fun! I was fortunate enough to see the process in action when one of Nicole’s local news stations showed up to film her work. I watched with tears in my eyes as our dingy old mixer was getting all dolled up with sweet peas, black eyed susans, clematis, and butterflies. I couldn’t wait for her to arrive home!
A few days before Christmas, FedEx called to tell me the package was in. It was all I could do not to open it right in the store! We got her home and did the unveiling right in our kitchen. Layer after layer of protective wrap came off and her colors shone. I couldn’t help but bursting into tears. It was just stunning. The detail in each flower, the wings of the butterflies; you felt as though the artwork was ready to leap right off the mixer! My husband’s family got to see it and was shocked at how perfect she looked-compared to the dented, dinged, harvest gold mixer I had shipped off several months prior.
Now, she sits in our kitchen proudly. She’s made many cookies, loaves of bread, bowls of whipped cream, a birthday cake, and more. I fully intend to pass her down in our family someday, as this piece of art means so much to all of us. Thank you so much Nicole, for your stunning work!” Jen
Nicole was such a delight to work with through the entire design and production process that I commissioned another piece of KitchenAid art from her. My second daughter will soon marry an Air Force pilot and Nicole has created a sleek black leopard print design with amazing hidden images that are special to this young couple. It was delivered this weekend and is even more beautiful and detailed than the photos Nicole shared with me during the design and painting process. I can’t wait to see my daughter’s face at her bridal shower when she sees her beautiful mixer for the first time!
I am so thankful I clicked on that little link next to PW’s photo of her mixer as it led me to Un Amore and the talented Nicole Dinardo. I will enjoy watching her career skyrocket over the next years and be ever so thankful to have a piece of her artwork in my home.” Toni
I had seen other custom-painted KA over the years. I knew I wanted mine painted and that I only had one shot to get it right. There would be no new KAs in my life…When I stumbled on Nick’s artwork, I was hooked. And, I also knew I better do this quickly or I would miss an amazing opportunity.
Right away and in her design process, Nick really listened to me in developing her design for my KA: she even “heard” things about me that I didn’t even say. That shows she’s got her whole heart in her art…Nick is the one who really created and brought personality to my Bella. NO question about it!
And, as it turned out, working with Nick on this art project really has been a re-learning lesson for me in trust and hope. I didn’t realize how much of those 2 feelings I had lost in my life. Nick (and Dave at KA) helped restore my faith in people. Yes, an appliance can do all that! J
It took a while for my baby to come home to me, but Bella was SO worth the wait. The art work is absolutely STUNNING. EVERY element is hand-painted and absolutely amazing.
Bella is very, very special…She’s beautiful art and she also works her little tush off!
I’m a very lucky and fortunate person to have Bella in my home.” Ellen
“My daughter became obsessed with a mixer she saw on Pioneer Woman’s blog, hand painted by Nicole. I thought it would be an awesome birthday gift for her. I contacted Nick, we exchanged information, and she went to work! I could not have been more pleased with the finished product. Nicole was a joy to work with (I miss talking to her now that our project is complete!) and her artwork is truly amazing. Her commitment to excellence is beyond words. The hardest part of the entire transaction was keeping it a secret until the big reveal!!
THANK YOU NICOLE…..now, if I can get one for my birthday!!!!!!! Tammy