DIY Ceiling Fan Makeover
Level of Difficulty: Medium
- Painter’s tape (I love love love and highly recommend Frog Tape)
- Spray paint (I used Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze for metal parts and Rustoleum Hammered Brown for the fan blades)
- Screw driver
- Ziploc bag
- Safety glasses and mask
- Turn off electricity to the room – safety first!
- Remove light bulbs, glass cover, and fan blades (I left the motor attached to ceiling)
- Any screws that will show I left out to paint any others that will be hidden I put in a ziploc bag (and labeled what part it went to!)
- Clean fan blades and motor – you know you have probably never done a thorough cleaning on your fan. Admit it, it’s ok.
- Use painter’s tape to cover light bulb sockets, the motor, and the ceiling.
- Tape newspaper on ceiling and leave some hanging to limit any spray that might end up on your walls.
- Cover your floor and any furniture left in the room.
- Spray approximately 6 inches from fan. I used short, quick strokes. I held a piece of cardboard behind wherever I was spraying to “catch” any spray.
- Lay out fan blades and any hardware on cardboard (I did mine outside). Spray 6 inches away in long strokes to keep paint even.
- Paint a second coat on both the fixture and blades. Let dry.
- A few hours later, once completely dry, I was able to put my fan back together and voila!
To keep with the rustic look I kept our outdated glass bulb covers off and replaced our light bulbs with Edison bulbs to give it a more industrial/rustic look.