April 13, 2010

A Ceiling Fan...Revamp!

Here's a fun project the hubby and I worked on a couple weeks ago...kid 1's celing fan and mirror revamp.  We live in a brick colonial home built in the late 80's, and as you can imagine our house is chock full of outdated brass fixtures...lucky me!  So I've been wanting to revamp kid 1's ceiling fan for a few years now!  This fan was shiny gold brass, with black and blue fan blades.  Yup, Panther black and blue which was not working in my son's camo and tan bedroom! 

I also wanted to add a new mirror above the dresser.  I found this mirror below while shopping our attic one day and decided it was the right size and shape for the room! 

I taped her off and covered the mirror.

The garage is where I do most of my painting projects.  Spray painting is so much fun, I'm talkin' instant gratification...love that!

Here are those Panther blue and black fan blades I mentioned earlier.   Wow...that blue is bright!

Here's the brass part of the ceiling fan below.  The hubby took it apart and I sprayed it with Krylon's Brushed Metallic in Satin Nickel.  This paint sprayed perfectly and dried in less than 10 minutes too...great product!

Ahhhh...and here's the fan all painted up.  Such an improvement and the silver and black work great in the room!


 Okay, we're one step closer to a big boy's room!  Next on the list, and believe me my list is never ending.  I'm thinkin' this dresser to the right is looking a little small now for my growing 10 year old.  In fact, a whole new dresser from Ikea would be right up my alley! 

I'm sharing this revamp over at these fabulous day's:

Penny Pinching Party
Show & Tell @ BCD
Works for me Wednesday
Power of Paint Party
White Wednesday
Show and Share
Idea Sharin Wednesday
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Transformation Thursday
Strutt Yourself Thursday
Thrifty Thursday
My Backyard Eden
Get Your Craft On
100 Ideas Under $100

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  1. Love your transformations on the mirror and ceiling fan! You can never go wrong with black! Be blessed. Cindy

  2. TY so much for this post!! It is giving me the confidence I need for some light fixture makeovers!!

  3. looks great!! why not make all the furniture black?

  4. Looks great! Who knew that a can of spray paint could make such a difference in a ceiling fan. Great Job!

  5. I do crafty type things on my blog:
    www.potholesandpantyhose.com that you might like. Recently, I just made a giraffe from holey socks:

    And some scrap plywood art:
    Let me know what you think, if you have the time!

  6. Great revamp! Its amazing what a little paint can do. Love it!

  7. I love the silver and black. It looks great. I'm having my first linky party tomorrow. If you have any organizing posts or ideas I would love for you to join in. I'm worried I'm going to be the only one at my party. Thanks!

  8. Jane, I might have to give you major props for this post! As I am typing this, I'm looking up at a HIDEOUS ceiling fan in our kitchen. We can't really afford to do the look I'd like, but that doesn't mean I have to stare at the brass components, right? Right?! ;)

    Having a little blog party tomorrow...hope you might swing by if you have a chance. :)

  9. It looks like a brand new fan, Jane! Great job bringing it up-to-date!

  10. I just did this to two light fixtures and am about to do my ceiling fan in my family room. You can take a look at mine right here:


    Yours turned out great!

  11. Maybe I can do this...thanks for sharing your fixture with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  12. i just wanted to let you know how much i love looking at your blog! i have awarded you a sunshine award over at thethriftyba.blogspot.com

  13. The mirror and fan are both just wonderful. I think I have spray painted about everything in the whole house. Love how it turns out. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

  14. absolutely terrific! very well done! I have an old fan that I've been wondering about painting off white and your post has showed me that it ca be done! Thanks so much! I hopped over from "A Soft Place to Land" and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

  15. I love the blue color that was on the fan, but not with the black and definitely not with that room!!! The "new" fan looks awesome. So does his room.

  16. Ok, I think you just convinced me I need to do something with my ceiling fan. I think if you saw it you would die. Its pretty bad, and can use an update.

  17. Fabulous job, June! I'm just about to do the fan in our room for the exact same reasons.

  18. That is a great transformation that probably changes the whole feel of the room. Great job and thank you for coming by to inspire me.

  19. I'm thinking about doing this with our bedroom fan. Right now it's white and gold and I really don't want to spend $100+ on a new fan. Hit me with the truth - how long/how hard was this really? PS - LOVE your kitchen. :)

  20. I love spray paint! What a great re-do! It's amazing what a little paint will do. Nice job!

    You should link this up on Bargain Brag Wednesday, too: http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/2010/04/bargain-brag-wednesday-414-420.html

  21. This project turned out great. I love spray paint and all it can do. This was a perfect example. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care,


  22. Nice job! We have some brass fixtures in our house that I would love to change as well, so thanks for the idea!

  23. Love the fan! Great job! Spray paint is a gift from God! : )

  24. That was SOME blue :-) Love the silver and black combo... it really does look great in his room. Thanks for sharing with us at the POPP.

  25. That room looks great! I love the curtains!

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  27. What a fabulous redo of that fan....you brought it into the 21st century!!!lol

  28. Great job..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  29. Jane, that room is really looking great!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day! Have a great weekend!

  30. That is such a great revamp, thanks for sharing!

  31. That black mirror and ceiling fan are perfect for your kid's room. My old ceiling fan is not working anymore but your project makes me want to buy one again. I'm definitely gonna be looking into several axial fans manufacturers to find the perfect one for me. I guess I should also buy a new damper. Manufacturers of ceiling fans now are getting popular due to the increasing demand of their product.

    By the way, Great job! Keep it up!

  32. O Jesus, son of Mary! Is thy Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven?



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