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 did a much-needed ceiling fan makeover!
Ceiling Fan Makeover
So, let’s dive into this ceiling fan makeover. 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.
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 ?