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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: A little of this...a little of that...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A little of this...a little of that...

I didn't have many projects on my list for this week. Okay, I do have some, I just wasn't sure I was ready to tackle them. A few of the things I had were re-do's, like the mishap here. Another was painting this:

I wanted to paint it, I just didn't want to paint it. Or sewing this:


(More on this in the next post. Oohh, is that a teaser? Will it keep you waiting and wanting more?)

So, I did them this week. The other day I turned that ugly white fan into this:


That very first picture with the green walls is actually in baby Gus' room. I started with the one in the guest room. I was nervous. I wasn't taking it off the ceiling. Oh, friends, please don't tell Tom. I don't even think he's noticed that I painted it! I started by freaking out. Then I figured I would just go for it. I taped paper bags to the ceiling and wrapped the light bulb fixture thingy in tape. I didn't take pics of the process because I was FREAKING OUT. I was so scared I was going to spray paint the entire room. Guess what? I only spray painted A FEW things in the room.

I took all the blades off (boy was that disgusting) and then started spraying. I used Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze, I really like that stuff. I just did super quick, light sprays. Nothing fancy, around, and around the light.

Now that I've done this one (two left), I know what to do next time. More coverage with the paper bags. I sprayed a little on the ceiling and had to do some touch ups. I also sprayed a little on the wall. No wall paint left, so that's still there. Oops. That goes on the to-do list.


Linking to Funky Junk Interiors and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

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Blogger Jess said...

I believe that we have the same fans. I think it turned out great. I would love to give this a try, but I'm freaking out just thinking about it!

December 15, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Big difference! Nice going! I have one ugly fan that needs help too. I'm just laffin' that you actually sprayed it right where it was! Man you are brave!!! Way to go!

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

December 16, 2009 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great transformation!! :)

December 16, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

in all reality, it's a small change, but it makes such a huge difference - really modernizes the fan. excellent transformation! :)

December 16, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

what a difference that makes! I helped my GF with one, but it was before it was installed, lol. I also have a client that wants me to paint the blades w/Pooh stuff - but just the blades :)

December 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One question, and the only think that I am freaking out about..what about the innards?? I just makes we wonder about electrical things....

January 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Hubby freaked about that too. But I read a ton online and no one said it couldn't be done. Although, I did turn off the power to the fan from the electrical box, not just the light switch, while I was spraying and while everything dried.

No problems. It's been used several times!

January 4, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Busybee said...

I just did the same thing in my kitchen!! I felt the same way, I washed the floors and wiped everything down, 3 times! However, like yours it turned out AWESOME--
I love it.. Good Job! :)
Beth

April 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love the colors you redid the fan in; it looks so classy.

July 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

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