Updating ceiling fans
Anyway I didn't want to splurge on a new one since this one works well and we use it a lot in the summer time; so I thought I would bust out the spray paint and get to work. It only took about and 1.5 hrs for all the prep, painting and clean up. We have since moved and have been renting the house for 2 years and have not had any issues come up from our tenants. I figured they are at least 20 years old and if I can give them a quick update and for some reason the motor does give out al least I didn't have to look at an ugly fan for those years. I do want to buy some frost spray paint to cover the patten on the large globe, maybe I'll get to it tomorrow. Several people have asked whether or not painting our ceiling fans was a good idea or not; because supposedly the paint can get in the motor and clog it or the weight of the paint on the blades will wear the motor down. We painted the fans and used the often for about a year.Here is the original look: And here is the new look: My husband took the fan down and took it apart for me so that I could paint the pieces.I just laid them all out on a sheet and lightly sprayed everything with a few layers so that I didn’t get any running or dripping.First, we upgraded the fan in the Den by buying a new one, then we moved on to changing the plain white fan in the bedroom.
I know that ceiling fans are a no-no for decorators, but y’all know that in real life people use them. We have had them in each and every house that we have owned.
I would have been happy with taking it down altogether, but my husband wanted to leave it up.
So rather than mess with all the wiring that it would require to replace it, I decided to simply change up the white color with some spray paint.
I used Rust-Oleum with the trigger spray in Satin Nickel for the base and Espresso Brown for the blades.
Sadly, in each house they were either not our style, or they were the white bottom of the price range fan ( see below) and we have had to change them out for something a bit nicer.I have spent hundreds of dollars just updating ceiling fans.