Boring Ceiling Fan Turned Into Moving Artwork

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Boring Ceiling Fan Turned Into Moving Artwork

How to repurpose an old ceiling fan.

Step 1.¬† Find, or buy your fan. So look in your shed, hit a garage sale, or make a run to the thrift shop and get one. ¬†I picked up ours at a yard sale (NEW) for $4! But It was boring, and all white. Our office is bright and obnoxious, so this wasn’t going to work for us!

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Step 2. Get out your art supplies and go nuts! We used a few different mediums for ours. Acrylic paints, glitter, and Sharpies. We had plenty of brushes handy and around 50 colors.

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Step 3.¬† Let your fresh art dry! Once it has fully dried, add clear coat to¬†protect your art. We used Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze¬†.¬†It’s an easy to use spray can that covers quickly. Two coats and it’s thick and looks like glass! Step 4.5 Let it dry,again! (optional step but I would recommend doing it!

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Step 4.¬†Hang it up and¬†feel the breeze, while getting dizzy with all the colors. I don’t have a picture or video of ours hung,yet. This is because I was so excited about my yard sale fan, I didn’t even realize that it had no light fixture! So, It will eventually get hung out on the porch,¬†garage or somewhere¬†that doesn’t need light. I could buy a light kit for it, but that would make the cost about the same as just buying a new fan.

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Left to right: Tiny, Lapie, Mira, Mean Bean, Dad

So the Fam got to hang out a bit and get messy. I got a crazy new fan, and we had fun! For CHEAP!

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So, I have around $5 total invested into this fan. We had fun and made a mess. Totally worth it!

Side note!

I will update this post at some point with better pictures and video. I couldn’t get them to load. (Which is also why we did this project on August 25th, and I’m just posting it.) Hopefully I can recover my better photos and video. If not, this is how it will stay.

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