Cheap and Easy Ceiling Fan Makeover

Tiffany DeLangie
by Tiffany DeLangie
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Turn a boring ceiling fan from drab to fab with an hour and $6 contact paper. Ceiling fans aren't fun to look at but totally necessary. Follow these steps to give yours a makeover!
Step 1: Take your fan apart. Be careful to hang on to all the pieces and put them in a baggie or bowl so they are easily accessible later.
Step 2: Wash that bad boy. I almost took a picture of mine in its dirty state but I was too embarrassed. Make sure you dry it thoroughly.
Step 3: Lay out your first blade on the contact paper (with the backing of the paper still on!). Make sure if yours has a pattern you lay it out in such a way that the pattern on the front makes sense. i.e. I tried to keep a chevron peak in the middle of each blade. Note: I was unsuccessful. But if you're careful and super type A, you can do it, I'm sure. Honestly it didn't matter much!
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  • Cathy Fisher Barnett Cathy Fisher Barnett on May 11, 2016
    I use zebra print tissue paper and mod podge glue fo= my grand daughters fantastic and easy and apply enough glue so it can be cleaned

  • Kim Culvey Kim Culvey on May 16, 2016
    I'm wondering about spray painting the blades?

  • Randy Randy on Sep 12, 2021

    A Good Place to fine fast drying cement ?

    Also a Good Place to fine Birds to size & hopefully Wings that Are or can be folded out !

    Getting Any Idea of Where I’am Going With This Idea ?? After Painting and Under A, very boring Deck It Just Might Look Good and Last Much Longer,, that than the material the ones I seen out there.

    thank you so much for helping me fine

    some feather friends. My Source I found must have flew away so as I thought of Dunking them several times, to Coat them and a paining of there true Colors .

    Thank You for helping me finding things.

    as I was printing this out a old 1963 movie came on Called “ The Birds” is this Also,

    Telling me Not to Do This ?? There Gone,

    where I have found Some,, and now the movie. Run for Shelter Now !!!

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