Meet {Dottie} My KitchenAid Mixer

Today I am REALLY excited to show you
 Another Someone at my house 
Who Recently got a Make Over.
I have had this idea in my head for a few months now.
And since I have been in a bit of a creative rut lately,
I decided this was the PERFECT project to get my juices flowing again.
So without further adieu,
I would like to introduce to you my bestest baking friend:
Isn’t she Lovely?
Isn’t she Wonderful?
Isn’t she Precious?
{I just might sing those words to her in my head everytime I look at her now}
This little lady has been adorning my kitchen counter for the past 6+ years.
 We have made more cookies, cakes, bread, frosting, etc. than I can count!
Here she is at Christmas time, all Shiny & Red.
She is one of my most favorite things that I have ever been gifted.
{Thank you Dave}
And is Also one of the Most Used appliances in my kitchen.
As many of you know,
 I have a MAJOR obsession with the Color Red & Polka-dots.
And well, I just knew Dottie would look FABULOUS in them too.
After all My shoes do right?
So, How did I do it you ask?
Well, it was simple.
I used my Silhouette and cut out over 400 
.5″ dots in white vinyl.
Then, I simply spent some quality time ,
Strategically placing them all over Dottie just like a sticker.
And well, if you ask me, it was time well spent.
I get all happy inside Every Time I go in my kitchen and see her on the counter.
Here is where I am showing her off this week!


  1. Dotty is GORGEOUS!! I have to buy a Kitchenaid soon.. Perhaps for my Birthday. 🙂 It’s a must have, in my eyese! I’m eyeing the turquoise one. Pinning the picture of yours so I can remember to put polka dots on mine when I get it. Thanks for the awesome idea. 🙂

  2. Welcome to the family, Dottie! So cute!!

  3. Of course you have a red and white polka-dotted mixer! Of course you do!

  4. So stinkin’ cute!

  5. You had me at Dottie! Oh how I adore polka dotties! That just made my heart smile! Gorgi!!!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten…aka…Madame Spoiled

  6. It is adorable Kristy!! I too am a lover of red and polka dots!! Super cute!

  7. Do you know how cute this is?
    Let me say it again… DO YOU KNOW HOW CUTE THIS IS?
    STICKER for you my friend!
    That cute!

  8. Wait! I don’t see at the party.. 🙁

  9. I just haven’t had a chance yet…. I am ON MY WAY!!!

  10. Just saw this on Pinterest and had to investigate since I too have a red Kitchen Aid Mixer.
    Hmmmmmmmmmm the possibilities! thanks for sharing!

  11. So super cute! And I love her name! I think I might try something like that. Maybe a Chevron stripe on my boring ole’ white Kitchen Aid…. thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Will the vinyl stay on if you have to wipe her down each time you use her??

    • Anonymous says:

      I was wondering this myself, I wonder how long the vinyl will last with cleaning on an appliance that is heavily used??? I want to do this but the idea of trying to clean glue residue off, if it does not last, has me hesitant.

      …Please let us know how DOTTIE is holding up?


  13. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow!

  14. Love love love! You did an amazing job on it! I’m obsessed with polka dots too! ❤

  15. Ruth White says:

    Love, love, love it! The combination of my favorite color and my favorite shape. I must do this!

  16. Oh!!!! This is amazing!!! I LOVE IT! If you’d like to add another party to your list… I have a party going on at Project Queen.

  17. OMG I love this!!! I have the exact same mixer and I think I have to do something similar to mine.

  18. ah! I looooove Dottie!

  19. Oh my stars!!! Or should I write, oh my dots?! I want some dots to make my mixer blue and white dotty. How about a trade? Do you like dotty pincushions? Let me know. ~Kelly

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I have got to do this

  21. Gorgeous!!! I loved !!!

  22. Found you through the 36th Ave Linky Party, this is sooo cute love it. And man.. do I love those polka dotted shoes!!! I am your newest follower. I also have linky party going on now and would love it if you would link up!

  23. SOOO CUTE! I love this!

  24. This is freakin’ awesome. I would love for you to share it at my party going on now!

  25. SO fun! I absolutely love this!

  26. LOVE this!!!! 🙂 I have a thing for red & white too! You’ll have to let us know how it holds up!

  27. Wow, I love Dottie, what a fun idea! And brings so much character into the kitchen (like yours needs it, it is amazing already…) But it does add a fantastic touch!


  28. Super cute! Megan

  29. It’s impossible to look at your mixer (Dottie) without smiling!

  30. I love it!

  31. Too, too wonderful. As a fellow polka-dot lover, I am jealous! I’m about to move up to a humongous mixer and it’s going to need some sprucing up.

  32. I think that Dottie and Shuga might need to have a play date soon. 🙂

  33. LOVE it! I would love for you to link up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

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  35. so so cute! You rock!

  36. She is FABULOUS!!! I may have to try this with my own KitchenAid!
    Found you through Every Creative Endeavor – would love to have you stop by for a visit!

  37. This is so fabulous!! Did you see David Bromstad (HGTV) pinned this as one of his faves?? How awesome is that? 🙂

  38. Polka dots are my FAVORITE!!! Now I’ll be cutting out dots for my Kitche~aid. And I so want your shoes!!!!

  39. Do the stickers start coming up when oil drips down the mixer & it has to be washed & scrubbed?

  40. I love your mixer! I inherited/stole/am holding my moms hostage. The problem, it’s all white! I would love to have a new red one, but for now, maybe I can decorate mine! The problem, I don’t have a silhouette! Maybe I can find some pre-cut vinyl dots somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. SO darn cool!!!!!

  42. I LOVE it! I have a vinyl decoration on my microwave, but didn’t think to put one on my mixer! Super cute! Smiles, Jill

  43. I have a Sunday Blog Hop going on right now and would love for you to enter your cute blog:>

  44. I love your mixer, how clever of you!!!! Suuuuper cute! ♥

  45. That is neat! I think you should start a little business for customizing mixers.

  46. Love how your mixer looks! I have a black mixer that needs to be dazzled, thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
    your newest follower,

  47. Visiting from the Sundae Scoop! Wow, is this ever adorable! I’ve been DYING to have a Kitchen aid, now I REALLY want one so I can dress “her” up! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  48. This is AWESOME! I’d LOVE to have you link up your project at my party! XO, Aimee

  49. Love this! I’ve been wanting to get a pink Kitchenaid mixer and when I do, I’m totally adding polka dots to it!

  50. So cute! Saw you over at Tip Junkie. I guess you really do love your red and polka dots!

  51. my mixer is plain old boring white… must find colored polka dots!! 🙂 … or buy a new mixer!

  52. Adorable! I have this thing for orange, so I must find some orange polka dots!!

  53. Just like everyone else – I love this!! The red, the dots – the whole thing!! So Cute!! Thank you for linking up at Every Creative Endeavor!


  54. Dottie is awesome!!!!

  55. Very cute! Pinning this!

  56. found you through Tater Tots and Jello! I saw this first on pinterest though! You are so inspiring! That is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen today! It makes me happy too! If you’re interested I have a link party on my site today and I’d love you to join it. Maria at

  57. Ohhhhh WOW!!! Loooooovvvveee your polka dot mixer! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now! I hope to see you and your mixer there! 😉


  58. that’s intense!

  59. This is ADORABLE! I just found you on Tip Junkie!

    Stop by, say hi and stay awhile:

    xo Kristle

  60. LOVE this!! You rock!

  61. Ha ha! Dottie?? Such a cute idea! The red and white polkadots are so sweet! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  62. That is a such a fun mixer. I need to do something like that to mine — currently boring gray!

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party 🙂 –

  63. LOL…I scrolled down and saw that mixer and immediately thought The Cat in the Hat had done a magic makeover! So supercool and cheery and completely conducive to getting little ones (and me) into the kitchen! Thanks for sharing it!
    Arrived via Today’s Creative Blog…cheers!

  64. Red is my fave color too!!! And I love the red/aqua combo!!! This is ingenious!!!! I’ll make sure to link you up when I steal this idea!!!

  65. Oh my word, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I’m visiting from 36th Ave and I loved this so much I shared it today on my blog! I love red and I love polka dots 🙂 I’m a new follower, hope you stop by to follow too! Have a fantastic week!

  66. Good gracious – you had me at POLKA DOTS! 🙂 Love this! You’ve been featured in my Saturday 7 Spotlight this week. 🙂

  67. Love, love, love this! Reminds me of Minnie Mouse just a little bit hehe. This is too cute.

  68. LOVE this!! You did a fantastic job 🙂

    Just wanted to let you know you were featured on my blog today!

  69. O! MY! GOODNESS!!!! I absolutely LOVE this!!!!!!!! I am also in love with your polka dot shoes! You’re a genius! 🙂

  70. Ok, I have seen this featured on every single blog!!! So I had to come on over and check it out for myself! It is sooo fantastic, and I love that you love “her” so much. I can’t believe it took over 400 stickers!!! Amazing job 🙂 Can’t wait to room with you at SNAP!!!

  71. Awww… That’s adorable with a vintage flair! Cute!

  72. Amazing! So cute, when I first saw it I thought you’d painted it and thought there was no way I could do that, but vinyl? I can totally do stickers! I don’t have a silhouette, but I do have a hole punch 😉 If only I have a kitchen aid mixer…

  73. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I featured it on my blog!

  74. I love this! How neat!

  75. Lusting for Dottie. Hottest thing on Pinterest! I am hoping my kids get the hint for Mother’s Day.

  76. Dottie looks FABULOUS! What a great idea. Pretty eye candy.

  77. I LoVe It…. kiss by Italy Sara

    I started making my own car window decals that say “Laters, Baby” and now have to keep them in the car at all times because women knock on my window at stop lights! hehe
    I love this idea! Why…why …you could do the opposite with your fridge, then stove, then oven…woh. stop the madness! LOL

  79. I just finished making these for my son’s boy scout troop campout this weekend. They are super yummy!! They are sure to be a huge hit. thank you for the recipe.

  80. I love your Dottie so much! I once had a pair of red polka dot shoes that I wore almost every day. I cried when I had to throw them out. I can’t wait to have a Kitchenaid of my own to make fabulous!

  81. I need one of these! This is so cute! I was just looking at my red Kitchen Aid and thinking it looked so boring. I love polka dots, too!

  82. Just too cute. Have a red one here which would look so neat since my dishes are Spode Baking Days in the red with white polka dots. Thanks for the super idea.

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  85. I discovered your polka-dotted marvel on Pinterest and thought I should personally thank you for cheering me up on this gray morning. Now I need to get my hand on vinyl dots. I’m thinking pink on pink for mine. xoxo

  86. Love dots too. I have a white Kitchenaide, however, and would love to do black or red or hmmm, who knows what color? Where did you get the “vinyl”? Thanks for the inspiration.

  87. Lorie Shuck says:

    I wanted a Kitchenaide back in 1970 (a friend had one) so bad I could taste it. But $70.00 for a mixer was out of the question. Now 30 years later, a different husband, it is still out of the question. “We don’t need another thing on the counter and you don’t bake.” 🙁

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  89. Hi,

    You know I’ve been asking in a shop about this mixer….and I mailed another shop if they could order it spotted.
    Great to know that you did it yourself! I’m totally in love with red and whit polka dots and make a lot myself too….didn’t think did was homemade. Very good job.
    First I need to get me a red mixer.

    Love, Harineke (Netherlands)

  90. This is adorable! My red KitchenAid is just waiting for me to do something to it – this might be the ticket!

    It was the best purchase ever. QVC – 5 easy pays made it even better!

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