Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ceiling Fan Makeover!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

I wish I had a true before picture of our ceiling fan but I don't. You can see the colors though in the pre-painted shots...brown with nasty brass accents. It was not pretty.

I decided I wanted to try to paint it, and thought it'd be cool to go for an old "vintage metal fan" look...like the old fans you see in movies in warehouse buildings. That's what I was picturing in my mind.

We ended up using Rustoleum's hammered metal paint, which I LOVE the finish of. The man talked me into a shade darker than I intended to use, so it didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned, but this color matches our home and decor better, so I'm glad I went with it.

Here's the process...

1st, I had the man take down and disassemble the ceiling fan. This was DEFINITELY a job better left to him. That thing was HEAVY! I then proceeded to clean the heck outta this thing, piece by piece. Take note of the beautiful brown & gold color combo. **gag**




Then, after laying out all the pieces on cardboard, I painted...no priming or sanding. Just a good cleaning and off to the races.





Then, let the man put it back together (glad he was paying attention when we took it apart! ha!) and hang it back up...TADA! Totally changed the look with an $8 can of spray paint. Yes...steep price for spray paint, but worth it in my opinion! Updated and redone! LOVE IT!





Now check out the link at the beginning of this post to check out the DIY link party at Kimba's blog! Good stuff!

9 comments:

kirstin & jordan said...

fantastic job! love it!

Heidi said...

Looks very modern like that! Nice improvement, I'd say!

Carolyn said...

Wow! That is amazing! I love how it looks now. It is really different and unique. To be honest, it looks expensive lol! Now I am going to talk to my hubby about simply painting our fan instead of spending 60 bucks or more on a new one!

Anny said...

You picked the perfect color!

BJ_Mama said...

LOVE IT! Never thought to Redo a fan....

Cheri Peoples said...

Great job-getting ready to do some as well.

I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I would love to have you submit this idea next Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Randi said...

I love this! I'm copying you and painting my fans this weekend. I'll post pics come Monday...if I can find my camera amidst my remodel...

shelly said...

Great JOB!!! Say goodbye to my nasty brassy ceiling fans!!!

Crystal said...

Fabulous! I have lots of ugly brass I wanna try this with :)

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

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