DIY Ceiling Fan Makeover Farmhouse Style

4 Materials
$50
2 Hours
Easy

When my husband removed the ceiling fan to paint the family room, it was the perfect opportunity for me to give our dated ceiling fan a makeover. I knew using Chalk Paint® would be the perfect tool to allow me to transform this fan giving it a more like a farmhouse style. In the beginning, I was thinking to change the bowl for a cage (plant holder). I saw someone using something like this on Pinterest and it looked great however my fan was just slightly different so it wasn’t going to work as I needed it to; also, my husband told me that if I place a cage it might make it noisy. After weighing my options I decided to keep the original glass bowl, but I gave it an update too.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Watch the video above to learn how I transformed my plain Jane ceiling fan into a beautiful farmhouse style fan using Chalk Paint® or you could always just follow this step-by-step guide.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Use a screwdriver to remove the blades.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
I'm using Chalk Paint® in Old White, Graphite and Coco.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
I made a wash with Old White ratio 1:4 (paint to water). Paint and let them dry.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
I'm also going to use the whitewash to paint the bowl.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Now, give it a coat using a wash of Graphite ratio 1:4. Paint and let them dry.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Last coat of paint, this time I'm using a wash of Coco radio 1:4. Paint and let them dry.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Apply a mix of While and Dark wax with a cotton rag.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
This part is optional. I'm going to apply a little of Old White (pure) with the
dry brush technique.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Reassemble the fan.
diy ceiling fan makeover farmhouse style
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this makeover. Don’t forget to visit my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/LatinMorocha and follow me on my social media, see you soon Chau Chau!

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  • Margaret Green
    on Apr 24, 2018

    Since you painted the light bowl, do you still get enough light for visibility?

    • AvantiMorocha
      on Apr 25, 2018

      Yes, the light output didn't change very much. I only used a wash which is not a full coat of paint.

  • My fans are ugly brass. Do you think the metal parts can be spray painted once the blades are removed? I am thinking it might effect the motor.

  • Brenda
    on Sep 29, 2018

    Hi I would like to do this on my ceiling fan. I love the finish project. Could you tell me where you found the Coco color and the graphite color for this project ? Also you mentioned 1 to 4 ratio do you mean one part white and for par color? Can you be more specific.

    • AvantiMorocha
      on Sep 29, 2018

      Hi Brenda,


      I'm glad you liked the project. Check online on Annie Sloan website where do they sell the paint in your town. For more detail info feel free to check the video tutorial above. When I mentioned 1:4 I mean 1part of water to 4 parts of paint.


      Have a great day!

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