Our kitchen ceiling fan was supposed to be white but time and dirt had their way.  I splurged on a beautiful stained glass light fixture for above the table so there was nothing left in the budget…  at all.

Hello spray paint!

Borax, hot water and a scrubby sponge made pretty quick work of the grime that had built up on the fan.

fan cleaning1

Next I spray painted the blades a dark brown to simulate wood and match the trim color throughout the room.


painting blades

I decided to spray paint the body of the fan in the same copper paint I used on the radiator cover, cabinet handles and switch plates.


painting the base

The effect is a perfectly coordinated fan that I bet would have cost us $200 bucks to replace.

finished fan close up

finished fan in room

Time to move on the the finishing touches.  These depend heavily on kid art!


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