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Friday, May 13, 2011

Fabulous Fantastic Fan






Supplies needed:
1 yard of fabric your choice
1 ugly ceiling fan
I drum shade
1 yard of trim
DecoArt acrylic paint
stencil
wire

This is what the fan looked like. I already took one of the glass globes off here. Start by stripping it down. Take off glass globes and unscrew fan blades.





Unscrew all the blades and lay them out on the fabric to use as a pattern. Leave a little more to cover the sides like this.





Start by applying Mod Podge to the blades and lay fabric down to adhere.





Wrap fabric around edges. Cover all the blades and let dry firm. When all the blades are covered and dry start applying more Mod Podge over the top off the fabric. This is very important because it allows the fabric to be wiped down when dusty.







 Paint with DecoArt Black and stencil a drum shade. Any shade will do as long as it clears your light bulbs when hung. I added pretty fringe to the bottom of the shade by hot gluing. Attach the stenciled drum shade by wiring it the the screws that hold the globes in.


 Paint DecoArt Black and stencil with random pattern. Any DecoArt color will do to match your fabric







Wire around screw. It should look like this.





I had to cut one of the bars to get it to fit but it worked fine. I attached the blades to the fan.






 This is fabulous!!! I love it! My fan went from an ugly eyesore to this beauty! The best part is you can flip the fan blades over for a new look with different fabric! You can even paint the metal if you would like.
I love this out-of-the-box idea! 

Frumpy Fan






Fantastic Fan




22 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great job Deneen - LOVE it! Off to vote. :o) Good luck! Robin

Al said...

Wow, that is the best looking ceiling fan I've ever seen! You did a fantastic job, transforming it into a chic fixture! Love it.

Hannah McConnell said...

I love this idea for the ceiling fan :)
I always hate that ceiling fans are the ugly fake wood look. You made yours a piece of art!

Raspberry Hill Crafts said...

Now that is fantastic...we have ugly ceiling fans that I hate...what a great idea.

Maria Matter said...

oh this IS a great idea Deneen!
love the fabric you chose!

Thanks so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Hazel said...

Fantastic (saw this on Inspire me Fridays) x

gail@roomingwithgail said...

Love it! Oh the possibilties! Beautiful job.

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

You are a genius! I love it! It would have gone sooo well in my daughter's bedroom that I just made over into a Paris theme...

nádya said...

This triple F is just gorgeous!!! I had to vote for your fan...
Blessings,
Nádya

Mary said...

I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

Nan said...

I just voted for you. This is truly unique and you have just opened up a whole new outlook on fans. 90% of them are boring and just ugly. You have discovered something professional designers and manufacturers haven't done! Seriously, you need to hook up with a biz person and sell these! I have a designer friend I could talk to - she just started her own furniture line. Let me know if I can pass along your info. You are amazing!! Oh, and if you do one for a kids room email me and I'l feature it on my children's decor blog.

Deneen said...

Nan I cannot reply to you because you have a no reply on your settings and you didn't leave me a link so if you see this please send me a way to get in touch with you.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I love this project Deneen!

A Few Pennies said...

Awesome idea--I love your new look; the shade is pretty attached the way you've shown--creative!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your ceiling fan looks marvelous! It would look great in my sister's house. I'm sending her the link so she can make one for herself. Thanks for sharing!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Very classy! Love the black and white. Great job! xo

Mimosa Meltdown said...

SO cute!! I have that exact ceiling fan and I'm definitely going to give this project a whirl this weekend. Or a spin. Ok I'll stop now with the fan references. Seriously, very adorable and inventive!! :)

kam said...

This idea is so fantastic. I love to see how people use decoupage techniques to brighten their homes, plus as an eco-nut the idea to taking something old and making it new is superb. Great job.

Carolyn said...

Wow.. that looks fantastic. Who would have thought you could make so much difference to a ceiling fan!!! Well done.

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Just Me said...

With the fan project, it's really hard to u/stand just how you attached the shade (and kept it in the center), when all you had to say about that aspect was, "Wire around screw. It should look like this. I had to cut one of the bars to get it to fit but it worked fine."