Update Your Ceiling Fan

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I finally updated an old brass ceiling fan in our place! It just needed a little love and paint and wow what a drastic change!

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Here is the original dated ceiling fan.

The first thing we did was take it down.

I washed and cleaned all of the ceiling fan's parts.

I covered the motor with a plastic bag and used painter's tape to cover the sockets so I wouldn't get paint on them.

I spray painted the brass parts with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. It was a primer and paint all in one. I let that dry completely.

I painted the fan blades with 1 coat of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Castle. I did a light coat so the old color would show through. I was going for a weather barn wood look.

Once the paint was dry, I dry brushed Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint in the color Grey.

I let these all dry completely.

I bought replacement glass globes as I wanted to update the old ones. I got these at Walmart.

After everything was dry, we hung it back up and absolutely love it!

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  • Alice Alice on Jul 27, 2020

    How did you paint the motor?

  • Elisabeth Mackey Elisabeth Mackey on Nov 25, 2020

    How did you paint the main part (with the motor). Thanks.

  • Car69709903 Car69709903 on Sep 09, 2022

    How did you paint the motor as you covered it with bag did you use other paint or hand painted it ?

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