Deal with fan
Yay – another task removed from the to-do list!!!
My thought process here involved lots of options:
1) Replace fan totally with a light fixture (something like this)
2) Then I decided to keep the fan because of the air flow benefits.
3) Paint the fan a funky color or design
4) But in this post, I thought maybe of just keeping it brown to match the bed.
5) I started to look for replacement shades instead of the dirty metal ones. But most fan shades are not cloth and are dated ceramic (and expensive!)
6) I washed the metal ones with Shaklee and found the rust gunk to come out – good as new.
7) Then I moved the bed, so the matching brown was no longer visual and the fan became even more of an eye sore.
8) I decided the silvery metal would look more modern against white. And the fan would blend into the ceiling better. It’s really a pretty new/modern fan.
9) PAINT THE FAN attempt…
A final before –
I didn’t quite know how the blades would come off, but it ended up being pretty easy. I was THRILLED that the silver horseshoe shaped pieces stayed so I only had to paint the actual blades without any taping!
Just involved a drill and some strong hands to un-stick the blades
Paint of choice picked up by Matt at Lowes
Drop cloth to protect screens [old basement curtains]
I did my best to mask the spray from my breathing and worked quickly. Coat #1
Matt ended up doing coat #2 because the spray was more in the air than I liked.
I did have to do a final coat on the edges in the morning. But luckily because fans are high up I only had to paint one side!
And in a matter of 24 hours…
We had a modernization! The metal looks refreshed and the fan blends much better with the ceiling!
Power on -
The white blades melt away when the fan is running
Very very happy with this transformation that ended up costing only a can of spray paint!
Before + after
Note that I also swapped out the paintings. My grandmother’s Adam + Eve on the far wall
And animals over the changing table. I think the scales work a bit better.
I think that takes care of the last of the nursery décor. [At least during the newborn stages.] Now we just have to fill it with baby stuff!