One of the reasons we bought this house was an amazing sunroom off of the kitchen/dining room. But it looked like it was out of an 90’s issue of DIY Home, especially the ceiling fan.
So as I was priming the walls and a beam in the ceiling I realized if I wanted to update the ceiling fan, I should to do it now before the second coat of primer and before the actual painting began in case it got messy.
I am not an electrician so taking the ceiling fan off was not going to be an option for me. So I winged it and came up with a solution.
So here is my brass ceiling fan in all it’s brassiness glory:
I proceeded to take off the globes, which were in a huge need of a cleaning anyway, and started unscrewing parts I figured needed to come off. But, to my delight it was only the ceiling fan blades.
I taped up the electrical parts and I taped some newspaper to the ceiling. I didn’t make it perfect since I knew I will painting the ceiling anyway. I also taped some newspaper hanging down as well (which I didn’t get a picture of) just so my spray wouldn’t go all over the place.
I used Rust-o-leum’s Silver hammered look spray paint because I wanted to keep it light and not draw the eye up.
Spray paint in hand, I tackled the fan. I sprayed using short strokes, while trying just to get everything covered but not force the spray paint incase it went where it shouldn’t go.
I then spray painted the parts that attached to the blades and also the screws that hold in the light globes the same silver.
I chose to spray paint the actual blades white, because again I didn’t want to bring the eye up.
I put everything back together and voila! A beautiful new ceiling fan! It only cost me $6 for the spray paint and a little sweat since I decided to do this on a 90+ degree day!
What do you think?
*Update: A lot of question about whether it affected the motor at all, and it didn’t. We are still using this ceiling fan 6 years later.
In the future I will probably change out the globes to something a little more modern, but these are fine for for now.