Oh my gosh, we seriously cannot believe how great this Before and After turned out. It rocks our world that just $8 worth of purchases can give an out-dated fan a whole new life. Read on, readers for the photo recap and some great pointers to tackle this easy DIY project.
So here she is, in all her hideousness, hangin' out on OUR tv ceiling everyday. Ugh, I loathe the sight of that horribly out of date white fan! But I'm not really up for dishing out $100 for a new one as Christmas present buying takes top priority, at the moment. The quick fix? Paint that sucka!
I enlisted the help of one...hot...hubby! He turned off the electricity (via our panel box) and took that fugalicious fan down and said it was mine, all mine!
I'm pretty sure he was scared of what 'color' I'd paint it, but once I told him I was opting for a brown/black combo, he was a happy gent!
Yep, that would be dust bunnies all over the place. Am I embarrassed? You betcha! But will I still share the pic anyway? Obviously we keep it real with our readers right here at Casa Cullen!
CAUTION: blade removal in progress!
120 grit will do the job nicely...
...when you're strippin' those blades of dust, grime and old paint.
Our favorite primer ever...and we even had an almost full can laying around = cha-ching!
Priming the blades and fan!
My choice of paint colors per a last minute trip to Home Depot.
Hubby, who said at first, 'Ok, this is your project'...was seriously all over this. He painted them like a champ and I can pretty much say, this ended up being 'his' project.
I like it already!
Oh my gosh!!! Freakin' awesomeness has found it's way onto our ceiling and I'm in fan love!
After turning the electricity off at the panel box, hubby is now reconnecting the fan electrical power and we're crossing our fingers that the spray paint didn't do damage to the motor...and it didn't!
We missed a small spot with the spray paint so hubby opted for a quick Sharpie fix. Shhh, it's our little secret!
Tah-dah! We love the after and are very pleased!
Sometimes you just have to take a seat (or back up) and enjoy your creation (via a captured photo!)
Cost Breakdown of Ceiling Fan Redesign:
Fan - Already owned
Primer - Already owned
120 Grit Sand Paper - Already owned
Black and Brown Spray Paint - $8.98
Total Cost of Two Redesigned DIY Chairs - $8.98
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