One of my friends...in fact, one of my most supportive friends...gave me her old ceiling fan. (Thanks, Lisa!) I had planned on using the blades to make a dragonfly. But being the frugal person that I am, I was trying to figure out something to make out of every part of it. "Waste not, want not" I always say. I removed the blades (for a dragonfly), the brackets (maybe, a sunflower) and then I came upon the outer band of the fan motor (see red arrow in photo below). This particular band was very decorative and I knew that I could do something with it. Probably. Eventually.
Part of a Ceiling Fan is Transformed Into an Accessory Tray
I was planning on making just a dragonfly out of the fan blades but I was inspired by a blog I follow!
I had no idea what I could do with it. I mean, it's just a brass circular piece. I thought maybe an idea would come to me if I painted it. So I did.
Still nothing. I subscribe to just a hand full of bloggers. One, of which, is Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer, whom I just started following last week. As luck would have it, I opened up my email from her and Christy was showing how to give a makeover to a jewelry/trinket holder.
>GASP< I don't have a jewelry/trinket holder....but I could make one!! So, that's what I decided to do. I painted it earlier so my next step was to put a bottom on it. Since it was already "shabby", I opted for strips of wood. I'm still a newbie when it comes to power tools. With that being said, the good Lord was with me while I was measuring and cutting the strips into a circle. "Why?", do you ask? Well, there's two reasons.
1. I was able to make it fit perfectly (kinda). 2. I still had all of my fingers. Knowing the pieces fit, I glued them together. Lastly, I painted it.
Normally, with any project I do, I'm constantly making revisions. With that being said, I have added "feet" onto the bottom since I first posted this.
What do you think? Would you do something like this?
- Ceiling fan (friend)
- White chalk paint (Michael's)
- 4-wooden knobs (Hobby Lobby)