Ceiling Fan Makeover for under $2

fanMainSome projects I tackle around the house cost next to nothing but have the biggest impact. Take this ceiling fan, for example. Great working, but not very nice looking. Covered in dirt, grime, and gold. I took some leftover spray paint and bought three new light bulb covers. I love the end result.

Here is the before:fan11

The white blades had turned yellow and the “flowery” bulb covers are not my style. I prefer simple, clean designs.fan12Goodwill never disappoints. I see these at my Goodwill all the time.fan9

I removed the fan blades, but I didn’t bother taking down the rest. Honestly, I was afraid I wouldn’t remember how to put it back together. fan8The blades needed a good cleaning.fan7

 

I killed the power and built this little “wall” around the fan, making sure no spray paint could make it through.fan1I used Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze – my favorite spray paint. I gave it two light coats of paint. I used the same spray paint on my exterior light fixture and my door knobs.fan4

Since I already had the spray paint, the cost for this project was about $1.60. It sure beats buying a brand new fan.

Have you ever painted a light fixture or ceiling fan? I’d love to hear from you.

10 thoughts on “Ceiling Fan Makeover for under $2

  1. Wow! That really looks nice, how did you block everything off from the overspray? I might try this on my fan in the family room. Great job…you are brave!

    1. Sally, I had cardboard pieces on the ceiling. I cut up an old banner and taped it to the cardboard all around the ceiling fan. Painters tape helps, too. Nothing got on my ceiling.

  2. Hey sabines, you are doing a great job. I love your show and lately your website has been a real help for me. I really recommend other to read this article .Keep up the good work .

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