Don’t replace your ceiling fan – Paint it!

Save your money and paint the darn thing!

Paint your ceiling fan!

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diyWe moved in 5 years ago and I’ve wanted to change out my ceiling fans for new ones ever since we looked at it.  Every time I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I look at the fans.  I look the next time and the next….

Then I’d go home and think, I should paint mine.  Then I’d think of taking it down, taking it apart and painting it.  Then I’d cringe.

Then I’d be at Lowes, I’d look at the ceiling fans again … and, look at the price and think about taking the old one down and putting the new one up.  Then I think about painting them again.

See, it’s been a vicious cycle.

Try being in my brain …

It’s totally ADHD {no offense}

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diy

Well, I figured I needed to get off the fence and do something.  So, I finally did.

I painted the ceiling fan.

The lazy way … depending on how you look at it.  I didn’t remove the ceiling fan from the ceiling.  I left it up there and painted it!  Climbed a ladder and painted the sucker!

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diyI used Martha Stewart Metallics…

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it using metallic paint #diy

Mixed 2 metallics together as I couldn’t decide which one I wanted.

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it using metallic paint #diyJust I bought these 2 different ones and mixed them together.

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it using metallic paint #diyIf you know me, I usually spray paint stuff.

For this project, the paint brush came out!

Oh yes, the paint brush!

But, of course, I just had to break out the spray paint … I just couldn’t help myself.  Seriously, it had to come out for the blades.  Bye generic oak ceiling fan blades…

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it using spray paint on the blades #diy

Be sure to Pin this to your DIY board or your Home Improvement board!

Can’t tell you how much better the ceiling fan looks!  It honestly looks brand new.  It’s as if I went to Lowes and spent $100+ bucks on it!

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diySo, I truly encourage you to consider painting the brass ceiling fan or light fixtures in your house if you are on the fence or you simply don’t have the money to buy a new ceiling fan.

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diyIt took me about 3 hours total.  That includes, taking the fan blades off, painting them {I did spray paint those}, painting the fixture with a brush, putting the blades back up and replacing the domes.

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diyWhat do you think?

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diyThese ceiling fans will remain in the house until the either die or I die.  No reason to replace them.

Just update with paint!

See my other light fixture updates I did.

See the fireplace update where the brass is removed with paint!

Comments

  1. Looks “Fan”tastic! Did you sand the polished brass before painting or use some type of primer for adhesion? I’m working on my chandelier, took it down,cleaned it & am now sanding. But I have fiveceilingfans that need revamping as well.

    • Hi Patti, I didn’t sand it at all. I just went ahead and painted straight on to the brass. I figured because it wouldn’t be touched at all that it would be fine without a lot of prep. Good luck with your chandelier and the 5 fans!! Woah!! You have your work cut out for you!! xo

  2. Sherrie' Anglin says:

    Beautiful!!! I used to sponge paint my ceiling fan blades, they came out so pretty and looked so much better than that stupid wood grain!!! I would do the ones I have now but I am only renting!!

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