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

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

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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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Farm Themed KitchenAid Mixer

Love this farm themed KitchenAid Mixer. Whitetail buck, log cabin, the iconic red barn with the sun in the sky, beautiful sunflowers in the field… Makes me want to be there now.

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© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO

Fleur themed KitchenAid mixer, custom

For the love of New Orleans and Mardi Gras…This design carries the fleur de lis, a mask, some peacock feathers and embellished with Swarovski elements. The colors and subtle tones of the fleurs make me swoon over this color combination.

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© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO

Paisley Copper Custom KitchenAid

This one was a ton of work, but I was crazy enough to say it could be done. It came out so beautiful. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Complete with Swarovski elements ❤

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© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO

Rosie is a badass

Rosie stands for so much. “She is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II.” She’s a woman who can be the cute homemaker, but also a woman who isn’t afraid to get dirty. She’ll roll up her sleeves and dive in.

So when my client came to me with a spin-off of a Rosie theme that represented her, I had to do it! Talk about fun yet challenging to make it fit on to one mixer and still have it tell her story.

She wanted it in a particular era, Rosie the homemaker who bakes for her loving husband with a cute Sputnik wallpaper behind her, tearing away and revealing that she is still tough as nails underneath it all. She is in an old hotrod shop, welding, with parts stacked in the back, special lamp hanging from above, steel walls, hanging sign with the old bulbs, some burnt out.

Here is the shop girl Rosie:

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The wallpaper being torn away and revealing Rosie’s tough side:

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Signage:

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Homemaker Rosie:

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© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO