Easy Fan Makeover
This project is one of my favorites! It was really easy and if you skip the staining part and you just flip your fan blades over it is a 1 day project!
After living in our first home for over a year I really wanted to start making our house feel like our own. It was about time! So I decided I wanted to do a quick project and update this outdated fan we had in our main living room with some paint and stain I had on hand.
Rust-Oleum Kona Stain
Rust-Oleum Black Spray Paint
Screw Driver and Drill
Paintbrush for parts of the fan I couldn’t take outside to spray paint
Sand Paper or Orbital Sander
At first I just wanted to paint the metal black and flip the fan blades over so we would just have the wood design on display but there was a sticker that left a really terrible mark on every fan blade that was really noticeable so I decided to sand all of the blades lightly and stain them instead. The result was amazing!
At the time, I had just purchased a sander and I was really excited to start using it. I did sand a little harder than I probably should have in some places (I didn’t know what I was doing really). This is how I got the stain to look so rustic. The darker areas are where I sanded more and those spots hold more stain making it look more rustic which I ended up liking!
While the stain on the fan blades were drying I quickly hand-sanded the metal pieces and then painted all of the visible metal on the fan black with spray paint. The parts I couldn’t take off I used a paintbrush and black matte paint I had on hand.
After the metal pieces and fan blades were dry I put everything back together! It was really quick and I love our NEW fan!
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