So I was deep cleaning my living room the other day and got to the ceiling fan and IT. WAS. DIRTY. AND Gahhhahh-ROSS!! So I got up on my ladder and thought- "Okay...well... I paint everything else why not! AND it would make an awesome makeover and even better it would make an awesome first blog makeover!"
So I'll take you through the steps:
1) Take it down- if you are not handy with tools or a ladder get your significant other or friend to help with this step!
2) Clean the DERN thing!!
3) Take it apart- this will vary depending on your fan make and model.
A few pieces needed sanding and cleaning they were kinda rusty!
4) Prime with metal primer, let dry then spray paint with your choice of color. As you can see I chose a brushed nickel. I wanted something light and airy I was tired of old grungy and dirty!
5) Prime and paint the fan blades- I chose Krylon Almond for this - again going for light and airy!
Primed light assembly
Close-up of light assembly painted the brushed nickel-
READY TO RE-ASSEMBLE!!
AAAAANNNNND!!!....... WAH-LAH! A makeover for a new fan!
Which cost me:
$2.98 - Spray paint (already had primer)
$30.00 for 6 new glass shades ( I hated the old tulip looking ones!)
I could have gone with a coppery paint or even a distressed white Frenchy Country look or even went black. The shape and scroll-y light arms kinda imitates a Steampunk-y look!
Please leave comments and link back to me if you use my photos! THANKS !
ALSO-- I would LOVE ! LOVE ! LOVE! to see your fan makeover!
Thanks for sharing in my journey!