Ceiling fan shades (4) are old, glass type. Want to update look...

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New shades are limited and can be expensive since I need 4. I would like ideas to make new shades or repurpose the old ones. I saw one DIY on your site who updated theirs the wire type shades but they would not go with my decor. I just want something different. The shades in this photo are the type I have now (for over 15 years!)
q ceiling fan shades 4 are old glass type want to update look
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  • Tee Tee on Feb 27, 2018
    Trip to Lowe's - Change the globes and paint the blades.
  • What kind of décor do you have? You could remove the glass and get the gorgeous Edison type bulbs.. Or for something more fancy you could get the flat glass marbles and E6000 glue them all over the ones you have.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Feb 27, 2018
    Make skirts/slipcovers with fabric, using elastic band or zip tie at top and hot glue at the bottom rim. Obviously you’ll use a lightweight fabric, and the color will depend on how much light you need in the room. A solid silk will show thru as stripes. There are also some gorgeous craft papers out there you could decoupage over the glass. Either way I would use LED bulbs as they don’t have the heat of incandescent. They’ll also last for years.
  • Reggie Reggie on Feb 27, 2018
    You can get glass paint and change the look of the globes. Check garage sales and second hand stores. You may find different globes that will fit. If you can find used globes with glass panels, remove the glass and replace with wire for an industrial look.
  • Ginny Ginny on Feb 27, 2018
    I think they are very pretty.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Feb 27, 2018
    Go online, there are so many choices and some are very inexpensive.
  • Debra A Giffin Debra A Giffin on Feb 28, 2018
    Mod Pode or Elmer’s glue, mix in food coloring to shade...the neon works great, paint the outside. If you don’t like the finished product, soak in vinegar water to remove.
  • Jessica Serrano-Gregg Jessica Serrano-Gregg on Feb 28, 2018
    I have a similar issue. But... my son was trying to help vacuum off the dust from the fan and accidentally broke one of the thin Glass globes.. trying to replace one?? No.. nightmare to be sure... I found some at Walmart cheap cheap but sturdy.. they are frosted white so I’m going to paint them with the Martha Stewart glass paints to match my decor which is more of a farmhouse shabby clutter chic lol.. I have the glass but haven’t painted them.. thanks for Reminding me... I should do that today! I’m thinking Of an distressed ombré wash.. but not sure yet.. ugh!
  • Cynthia Cynthia on Feb 28, 2018
    Habitat for Humanity'S ReStores carry old glass replacements for $2 each.....
  • Susan Dunham Susan Dunham on Feb 28, 2018
    Habitat also sells blades for ceiling fans.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 28, 2018
    Hey just saw this thing on tv where they put drops of nail polish in water and kind of rolled the glass through it. Real cool designs. No two alike.
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