DIY Ceiling Fan Update

by Deelana
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I had initially wanted to buy a new ceiling fan for our living room, until I got the idea of just giving it a nice update/refresh. Our house has all the farmhouse vibes and I knew that this update would go with our vibe so much better than the way the fan looked before. Doing this update was so much better then going and buying a new fan and so much more cost effective.

I absolutely love how this turned out! Gives me all the farmhouse vibes.

Scroll down to see more pictures and the steps to do it yourself if you please. :)

Gather all the supplies you need.

I used bulb guards from Menards, they are only $2.49 a piece and that's so budget friendly, a screw driver, Rust-Oleum gloss black paint and spray paint.

Here are the two before photos I took.

The color of the fan was a bronze/brown color before I painted it black.

I took off all the fan blades and painted the fan with the black paint. I used a small paint brush so that it didn't drip all over and it was easier to get into the small spots.

Once I was done painting the fan, I took the fan blade brackets outside and sprayed them with the black spray paint. I only did one coat on the fan and the fan blade brackets, but you can do more if you please.

When you get the bulb guards they have gold on them and I didn't want that to be seen, so I took the same spray paint that I used for the fan blade brackets and sprayed the gold black. I think it looks so much better completely black.

Here you will see the color that that fan blades used to be, which is the lighter color. Now the darker color is facing down and I like it much better. It was nice that the fan blades have two colors, one on each side.

Next up was putting the fan back together after all the parts had dried.

Here is the completed easy DIY refresh to our living room ceiling fan. It was so easy, and very affordable.

I love how these bulb guards look so rustic.

This looks so much better now and goes with the flow of the colors of our home.

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  • Sasha Sasha on Jun 15, 2023

    Hi, much better. Very nice. You just saved me a ton of work, I would've taken the whole fan down for painting. Now I will get up on the ladder and paint away. LOL

    Did you do anything to the blades?

  • 19415801592 19415801592 on Jun 16, 2023

    What kind of ceiling do u have? We have a pepple painted ceiliing.We have a big crack the full length of ceiling.Want to cover it with something that looks like wood planks painted white.

  • LAURA LAURA on Jan 28, 2024

    I I my crying fan years ago with the “cages” as I call them, mine were scalloped in the end & could flip up on the end so looked like a flower! I also got mine at Menards for cheap, my ceiling did not need painting, black already & all accessories. I just loved it later I wanted to add a glass inside the cage so light would reflect better.. but difficult to attach & get the bulb thru, my husband wired it up but made me nervous it wouldn’t hold. No little screws on the inside to hold them in, like they do without the cages (cages block the screws to hold the glass. Hence, didn’t use the glass.. could’ve used liquid nails?

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