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Ceiling Fan Makeover for under $2

  • April 7, 2015
  • By Sabine
Ceiling Fan Makeover for under $2

Some 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.

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

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. The blades needed a good cleaning.

I killed the power and built this little “wall” around the fan, making sure no spray paint could make it through.I 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.

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.

By Sabine, April 7, 2015
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  • Darlene Jessee
    April 7, 2015

    Good idea. Doing this

  • Sally
    April 7, 2015

    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!

    • sabines
      April 7, 2015

      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.

  • Kevin Nguyen
    June 24, 2015

    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 .

  • Maria Stark
    October 16, 2015

    Let me start by saying I think this is great. Awesome find and write up.

  • Sherry
    August 3, 2016

    beautiful – did you replace the fan blades with white ones OR did you paint the blades white?

    • sabines
      August 3, 2016

      Hi Sherry,

      I spray painted the blades white which made a huge difference.

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