Painting a ceiling fan?


Painting a ceiling fan?

Yes you can!

From the picture below you can see my gold beauty...ha!

Marc usually goes along with everything when it comes to my decorating wants.

His fan was a no go.

Lord did I try.... everything!

He would not budge an inch.


What to do?

Paint it?


Yes!
 He was all for that :)


So I removed the blades.

Took a few parts off to expose the housing, which I covered in paper.

Placed paper on my ceiling to prevent over spray.

And got busy!


I replaced the globes while I was at it with a sleeker more modern look.



So far I have now painted my bed, walls and ceiling fan.

On to the next step....


28 comments:

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  2. Impressive! Love the metallic finish instead of the dated brass. However, I think you need to paint the blades too...unless you are going to have a wood-tone elsewhere in the room. White blades and the metallic housing would be lovely together!

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  3. Love it. I agree with Suzanne white blades would look amazing too!

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  4. I painted the ceiling fan in my daughter's bedroom many years ago. I was inspired when I visited my BFF's house and they had spray painted a ceiling fan in their house. I left the housing gold which was in back then and the blades black....I might need to update the gold parts!

    Judy

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  5. Don't you just love it! We painted all of our light fixtures in our home instead of buying new ones.Fabulous Stuff! Looks great ~Cheers Kim P.S~I would love to see your bed.

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  6. Love it! I'm telling you, they changed the laws on what kind of lights could be used in ceiling fans about 4 years ago, and I've had nothing but trouble with bulb replacements. I haven't painted my old fans yet, but Ive threatened to. Thanks for the inspiration.
    :-}pokey

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  7. Your husband was right to keep it! I don't know how you think you could live without a fan in Louisiana. I live in Mississippi and wouldn't dream of getting rid of any of our ceiling fans. I even have one over the cook/prep area in the kitchen!

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  8. wow, what a great difference it makes. i'm not a "fan" fan either but we have one in our bedroom and i have been thinking about painting it....thanks for the inspiration! looking forward to seeing your room make-over! :)

    have a creative day,

    amy

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  9. That looks fantastic though I do agree with the others that the blades need a new color as well. :-)

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  10. WOW! Looks great! what a fantastic idea!!!

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  11. Just fabulous! REALLY!!! You are so smart! I'm getting ready to spray some brass lamps. Any advice?

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  12. Oh, I thought the blades were going to go white! ha. The metallic looks great. I have a few brass things that could use a spray or two!

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  13. It seriously looks like a brand new fan...and at the cost of a can of paint! FABULOUS JOB!!! ;)

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  14. I am totally going to do this...Mr. Screaming Meme will not change out our ceiling fan...He would not mind or notice if I did that...lol XoXo

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  15. Lookin good girl! XOXO

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  16. I was worried when my husband wanted to paint two ceiling fans, blades and all, but they look great!

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  17. Looks fab...I think you should paint the blades WHITE!! The wood dates it and looks heavy!!!

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  18. Susie, what is the name of the color you used to paint the ceiling fan housing?

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  19. Hi Michelle! I'm not sure of the name but it was a brushed nickel I believe. Hope this helps some.

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  20. this looks great! We have the same kind of brassy ceiling fan in our bedroom. I have not found a light fixture or fan I really love to replace it with, but a paint makeover might be a lot cheaper option. I am scared to spray paint it up there on the ceiling though!

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  21. Love it, love it, LOVE IT! Our fans are so old, but they still work fine...I wonder if I can paint them? Hmmm..... ;)

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  22. I'm working on our master bedroom right now too and I'm definitely going to paint our nasty ceiling fan thanks to you! Love, love, love this!!!
    xo~
    T

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  23. So you didn't have to take the whole fan down? I am having the exact same issue with my hubby, he has a fan in his home office that I HATE but we don't have the money to totally replace it with the fan he wants and wont settle for anything else (it's >$200.00) so I want to paint it to kill the eye sore.

    Newspaper on the ceiling around the fan worked???

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  24. I've been waiting forever for a post like this! I've been dying to try this, but scared. I love that you just took the blades off and didn't take down the whole thing! Now I just have to decide oil rubbed bronze or white...

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  25. It's awesome. Love the transformation. You have nice high ceilings. Would love that. Hubby won't let his ceiling fan go here either.

    Ruth

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  26. Looks great. I need to do the one in my kitchen so bad. My wall color looks really similar to yours too (Valspar Antique)

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  27. I like the ideas.. I have a ceiling fan in the kitchen that needs to disappear...with paint. Will consider matching the paint of the metal to the patina of the cabinet handles I choose. Otherwise, I will go total white, and get rid of the stupid COW pull string for the light. It will for sure be a hit on ebay for the COW collectors!

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