Sooooo.... what to do? take a baseball bat to it Paint it! Why not? ok, what paint... well how about some craft paint and some spray paint and whatever else I feel like using because why the heck not?! can't look worse in my mind.
So I started by getting up there to see what that fan was all about- it's not that hard people- it is just a couple screws holding each blade on- so- off the blades came! and then a couple more screws and off the metal brackets off of the blades came!
Took those pieces outside and found my fave spray paint... Rust-oleum's ORB (Oil Rubbed Bronze) and a glossy white I had to touch up the blades
but now the interesting part... I wasn't even thinking of taking the base down as I am not an electrical wizard... so it would have to be painted where it was. I found a paint that reminded me of the ORB and got a nice sponge to start putting it on and it was SCARY!!!
that first coat was making me rethink my path in life... but then I slapped myself pulled myself together and that second coat was making me pretty happy!! A third and a couple of careful sprays of ORB (holding a piece of paper to block the ceiling) and to make it all a little smoother looking and then came.... The Happy Dance!!
and the oh crap, I have to pick the boys up at school and better not have a ladder and paint in the middle of the family room when they get home dance!!!
So I am sure you are just on the edge of your seats at this point for this major ceiling fan reveal... all Extreme Home Make-Over-esque... Move That Bus!!!!
I mean it makes me Stupid Happy to look at that fan now! and some new glass will make me happy once I find the right ones:)
So... goodluck... I will be tackling one Dumb-Brass fixture at a time... get it? I did do one other little one in our powder room that I will share later-
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