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Thursday
May232013

Painted Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans get a bad rap in the design world.  I've always thought it was a bit overblown, since they are often quite necessary!  But if you're stuck with builder basics and don't want to pay $$$ to install new, modern models, here is a great alternative!

I pinned this DIY this morning from Kristen F. Davis Designs (a super talented decorative painter), then thought it would make for a great post - something you may not have thought about before, but could do on your own.

Take apart your fan, spray paint the metal parts (if you want to get rid of brass, or whatever) and paint the blades.  Based on comments, it looks like the designer used layers of different colors, but that inexpensive FolkArt craft paint was mentioned in the comments, making this a really affordable project.

Filing this away for our home as well!

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Lovely idea! The wall color and the new shades of the blade color complement each other..

please keep sharing of knowledges with us.Thanks a lot for your great posting.

December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMosaic Tile

Love this post, and also love Moomin!

January 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWall Panel

please keep sharing of knowledges with us.Thanks a lot for your great posting.

January 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterE sigaret kopen

Ceiling fans have become quite a way to add an interesting design feature to a room as well as being functional – especially during a hot summer! Thanks for posting such a great variety of options!

I really love your DIY! great color scheme! it matches your walls flawlessly. Great job. I would also recommend reviewing this article next time you wish to spruce up your ceiling decor: http://www.delmarfans.com/educate/basics/how-to-install-a-ceiling-fan/
It teaches you step-by-step how to install a ceiling fan with the use of info-graphs and an easy-to-follow video.

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKrystel

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