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Painted Ceiling Fan

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After a small mishap with an overflowed toilet on the second floor I found myself replacing a ceiling fan in my living room.

Then I saw the old white filthy fan in my kitchen and decided I hated it.

I took it down, took the whole thing apart and scrubbed it clean.

Spray painted 3 coats of hammered bronze.

I painted the blades to resemble weathered wood. I dry brushed 3 colors of acrylic paint. Black, Bark Brown and Heather Gray.

Let it all dry overnight put it all back together and put it up.

I didn't like the typical frosted glass domes so I used these cage domes. That I ordered on Amazon.

I'm not sure if I'm going to leave them black or paint them bronze as well. Opinions welcome on that.

I still need to replace the light bulbs cuz those look awful.

But I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

With the clear LED Edison bulbs.

Much better.

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3 of 52 questions
  • Mls17455350
    on Feb 6, 2019

    Cleaning greasy microwave

  • Mary Needham
    on Apr 4, 2019

    How did you spray paint the cover over the motor?

    • Sharyn
      on Apr 5, 2019

      I taped up the wires and sprayed at an angle so it wouldn't spray directly on the internal parts. It worked well and the fan has been running great ever since.

  • Joyce
    on Aug 8, 2019

    How can I update brown wood chandelier

    • Sharyn
      on Aug 9, 2019

      I'd have to see it but a new coat of paint usually works wonders.

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  • Bonnie
    on Feb 9, 2019

    I think you should paint the black cages bronze if the fan is somewhere where you'll have company. Blends into your decor better. Jmo

  • Mary Jones
    on Jul 27, 2019

    I thought you could'nt paint ceiling fans

    • Sharyn
      on Aug 9, 2019

      I've never hear that you can't paint them.

      What would be the reason?

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