Here we go again … more brass. It’s every where. EVERY. WHERE.
We live in the Dallas, Texas area … which means that there is a ceiling fan in every room … to keep us from melting in the scorching summer heat. :D
Here is my daughter’s bedroom ceiling fan. Builder’s grade. Ugly. Brass.
So, I had Superman take the fan down … I cleaned it up really good with soapy water … and I sent the poor guy back out to the garage to spray paint it with some Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Since he’s a firefighter, he was worried about the white plastic that surrounds the casing that the light bulbs are screwed into. See what I am talking about in the picture below? Those white tube things? He did NOT want those sprayed with spray paint, aka flammable material. (The last thing we need is the firefighter setting his own house on fire!) So, he taped those off really good so they would not get paint on them. I must recommend that you do this. There, I recommended it.
To make the job easy, he suspended a 2x4 from a couple of buckets in the garage, screwed the fan mount to the board, and then just hung the fan from the 2x4. It made it super easy to paint.
The whole process, start to finish, was only a couple hours and literally cost pennies. Maybe a third of a can of spray paint? Maybe? And believe me, you’d spend more time if you bought a new fan … put it together … and then hung it up. This was easy peasy.
Here’s the before and after:
Sorry. Those aren’t the best pictures. The fan was on … and I was too lazy to pull the cord to turn it off. ;)