Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My New (Redone) Ceiling Fan

I am going to be totally honest, I really hate brass.  Any kind of silver, stainless, shiney chrome colors; or brushed stuff,  I also really like oil rubbed bronze.

My ceiling fan has not been what I love, the entire time we have lived here.  It isn't in bad shape or a terribly awful style.  I just don't love it.

Matt refuses to let me totally replace it, due to cost.  He also really doesn't love the idea of painting it.  We came to an agreement.

Matt is a total geek and says if we paint the fan blades, it will be unbalanced.  We have agreed that I could paint the brass as long as I leave the blades alone.  We also decided that I could buy some new glass shades for it.

This thing was soooo dusty and dirty.  I wiped it down with a bucket of Basic H.

I didn't know that the top of the blades were Cherry. So much better after a bath.

Here is the after math of tearing it apart.

I even rinsed the dust off of the vent screen

Here are all the exterior body parts with a good coat of paint.

Here is it all put together.  I decided I wanted the Cherry colored sides down instead of the oak.

These are the new shades I picked up for it, about $4.50 at Wal-Mart.  I really like them better than the clear fluted ones that are on it.

Because it is 9 feet in the air and really heavy Matt had to take it down and put it back up, He was not so happy about this.

I like it so much better (even though I wish I could paint the fan blades).  The fan is a lot more modern looking, which is where I pull to, a little.  What do you think?


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