I had a pretty ornate fan,bought at Ross many years ago. It broke and didn't want to throw it out. I also didn't need a fan anymore, bought when our AC went out and in middle of August in SC. Also, bought a light fixture at a garage sale for $5, had plans to had it switch out for an existing light fixture. A thought just came to me.
Light Fixture/ Broken Fan to a Planter ( Edited) 4/24/16
Didn't want to get it fixed, I tried messing with it. This fan base broke and was broken when I bought it at Ross, on clearance Kept tilting, but was desperate as our A/C broke, then years later wouldn't' work. Then base broke and couldn't used for project.
THE BASE I USED IS THE LAST PIC POSTED. JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.
Decided I didn't like the fixture for my home as a light fixture anymore, what to do.
I married the two...
Painted the stand, cause I love white and decided it would be a planter on the fan stand. ;-)
End result. I had started to begin my fixation with succulents and thought this was a neat planter.
I made this 3 years ago and it has filled up, it has a hole from the light fixture so has drainage.
It now has filled in. This is from 3 years ago. It now has filled completely, I don't have an updated photo, as I'm doing this while it is raining today. My correction- I had two of these fans. I tried the the 1st pic fan but it broke, that's when I tried the other one. Like I said I did this about 3 years ago.
Yes, very cute and nice fan, these are remakes and not very well made. Bought both from Ross, and the top darker mahogany color was on clearance as it was cracked and wobbly. This one eventually gave out as well, after our move from SC to Texas. Didn't want to spend $$ to fix so I just kept up as decor, then one kept tilting falling and not safe around kids. So my project was created. I still have it up and holding up as succulent planter, longer then they were used as fans.
This is what gave me the idea to use it as a planter. I was given this succulent basket for Mothers Day and I used it to sit on the fan cover. It kept leaning as the screw and nut was in the middle.
- Ole fan stand (Ross many years ago)
- Succulent soil, succulents (Lowes, HD)
- Light fixture bowl (yard sale)
- Spray paint
Mcgypsy9 on Aug 21, 2016Anna there is no way to add a comment to your cable spool post but I wanted you to know that I have racked my brains for forever trying to figure something out for them. I have looked at many different thing that people have done with them but to be honest never cared for them that much, that is until I came across yours. OMG I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE with the idea you came up with and want to thank you so much for the inspiration! Love love love it! This post is cute too but I just can't say enough about the other!