DIY Ceiling Fan Makeover Farmhouse Style

5 Materials
2 Hours

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.
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.
Use a screwdriver to remove the blades.
I'm using Chalk Paint® in Old White, Graphite and Coco.
I made a wash with Old White ratio 1:4 (paint to water). Paint and let them dry.
I'm also going to use the whitewash to paint the bowl.
Now, give it a coat using a wash of Graphite ratio 1:4. Paint and let them dry.
Last coat of paint, this time I'm using a wash of Coco radio 1:4. Paint and let them dry.
Apply a mix of While and Dark wax with a cotton rag.
This part is optional. I'm going to apply a little of Old White (pure) with the
dry brush technique.
Reassemble the fan.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this makeover. Don’t forget to visit my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel 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.

  • Rita Blueweiss-Bousquet
    on Apr 25, 2018

    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.

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