Sunday, September 4, 2011

Busy Creating: Hand Painted Ceiling Fan

Okay, I know I just posted about moving into my new house like 30 seconds ago, but I have been DYING to post this!!!!

When picking out ceiling fans for my kids' rooms, I wanted something colorful and fun.  This is what I wanted, but it was too much money.
I found an idea online here, to paint your own design.  Who would have thought???!!!  The very next day, I was at the light store buying cheap contractor's white fans and then at WalMart buying painter's tape and small bottle of acrylic paint.

I painted one fan for Owen and Hazel's room and one for Maeve's.  I did it on the floor of Dave's tiny apartment because I just couldn't wait.

Here's what I did:

Lay out the white blades on paper:
Use painter's tape to create a nice straight line to paint.  I placed three pieces of tape, took out the middle one, then continued up the blade until I had every other line covered with tape and every other one exposed white and ready to paint.
For Owen and Hazel's, I used a rainbow pattern, the same on each blade.  When it was done, we coated it with mod podge sealant to protect the paint in case it needed to be cleaned.
Three months after I painted it, I finally got to see it hung:
I was hoping in action it would make a rainbow, and CHECK THIS OUT:
I just want to lie on the floor and look at it all day long!

Here's Maeve's, it goes with the colors in the curtains that I made for her.
Don't you just want to go buy a fan and paint your own?

5 comments:

  1. that is so cool! what a great idea. it was nice seeing your name pop up in my google reader again too:)

    Corey

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  2. “Don't you just want to go buy a fan and paint your own?” – Oh, yes! You inspired me a lot with this project of yours. ^_^ This is a fun way to redesign a ceiling fan light. I can even do this project with my kids. They won’t be able to resist the fun of painting our old ceiling blades with their choice of color.

    Staci Severns

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  3. I really like the design you did on the first fan, especially. I'm furnishing a boys' bedroom with rainbow-colored serapes as twin bedspreads, and this would go perfectly with the room. I love that it makes a colorful swirl because you painted each blade the same. Thanks for the great idea!

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  4. I really like the design you did on the first fan, especially. I'm furnishing a boys' bedroom with rainbow-colored serapes as twin bedspreads, and this would go perfectly with the room. I love that it makes a colorful swirl because you painted each blade the same. Thanks for the great idea!

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  5. I read a article under the same title some time ago, but this articles quality is much, much better. How you do this..
    מאווררי תקרה

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