I have a very dear friend, who was over at my house one afternoon. We were chatting about what my next project would be. I must have said something along the lines of , ” I am not sure.” To which she responded. “Well, when are you going to change your fan? It doesn’t match .” HA. I love that lady. She was right, it didn’t, but I didn’t think it was absolutely horrendous. Regardless, now, nearly 1.5 years later. I did it, Michelle, I finally made it “match”! So, let’s dive in. First step ? Remove that sucker from the ceiling. (Unfortunately, all fans are going to vary slightly, so I can’t help much with that part.) Once the fan was down, I decided to remove, and refinish the blades first.
I didn’t really like anything about the fan, even down to the shape of the fan blades. So , I took matters into my own hands. I drew out the new shape on the blades. So I took a jigsaw and chopped off the tips.
Thoroughly wipe down all pieces and lay them out for painting. Once it is all laid out, I was ready to paint! I used Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic Spray Paint by Rustoleum. Remember to use several light coats, as opposed to one heavy coat. It will harden much quicker, and produce a much more even finish, without drip marks. If you feel like you need a little more direction, here is another tutorial where I showed how to refinish a light fixture .
The last thing it needed was new glass shades. The old ones were very dated. This one simple change drastically improved the whole fan. I used “seeded” glass shades. I found mine at Lowes for $3.98 a piece. Not too shabby!
Spray Paint $5.97
Glass Shades (x4) $3.98
Stain $0 ( I had some on hand from a previous project)
For a little under $22.00
I was able to completely update dated, somewhat ugly ceiling fan . So, look up. Do you have an ceiling fans that could use and update ?