Thursday, July 15, 2010

Liberace Is Gone!!!!!!!

No I have not lost my mind, just an ugly gold ceiling fan I decided needed to be called "Liberace"!
Take a look;
This is what I looked at everyday for the past 2 years!


Really?  Nothing like brassy gold with shiny laminate blades!


After shopping online and in stores I just couldn't find a fan that I liked in my price range.
My mom sent me a pic of a fan similar to mine that was in a oiled rubbed bronze and suggested that I paint mine.  I really wanted this one gone, but after serious shopping I decided to go for the paint.

Yep, that's right I painted right there in my living room.
No guts No glory was my initial pep talk.  After hanging all the newspaper and covering everything in sight I got cold feet.  But I pushed them on..  And.....

Tada!!!  Liberace is gone and a dark oiled rubbed bronze ceiling fan is in!

Even the fan blades got a new coat of paint

And clear seeded glass globes finish off the new look

So, so, so, so ,so, so much better!  Don'tcha think?

I used one can of Oiled Rubbed Bronze spray paint by Rustoleum for the whole project. 
The seeded glass globes came from Lowe's and cost $21.00 for all three.
Total cost was $27.00!  Not to shabby to give new life to a perfectly ugly ceiling fan!

Let me know what you think!  I love your comments!

I am linking up with the following parties.  Come along and visit for some really cool ideas!
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodge Podge Life
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
New Friend Friday @ The Girl Creative
It's So Very Thrifty @ It's So Very Cheri
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm
Bobbypins Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk
Make it yours Day @ My Backyard Eden



Holly said...

That looks great! I once had a very Duran Duran 1980's fixture in my was so lame...I couldn't even spray paint it. This looks beautiful!.

Jennifer said...

Dang!!! That made a big difference! Looks great!

Carrie said...

That is such a drastic improvement! Love it!

It's a Hodgepodge Life said...

Love!!! But I don't think I would have been brave enough to paint right there on the ceiling! I am a wimp. Thanks for linking.

PAT said...

Beautiful makeover, Lacy.

Faith said...

WOW! What a difference..I painted a celing fan once, it never worked right after that..the blades were off balance, but I didn't use spray. I found your blog on The creative girl friendly Friday..stopping in to say hi.

AliLilly said...

WOW That ceiling fan looks AMAZING!!! I love Fifi too! I saw you on Frugalicious Friday and decided to pay you a visit since I'm new too! :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love this! Totally changed the look and character of your fan and it didn't cost a ton of money. It's a win win!

Amber Dawn said...

Oh yay!!!!!! We just moved and have crazy old ceiling fans everywhere in our house too and I was looking for I have one..YAYA!!! :) THank you! :) I love it! (I know I used alot of exclamation marks but I really am that excited to see how easily you transformed your fan)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

That turned out AMAZING!! I love that you reused what was there instead of buying a whole new light! That's awesome!!

Life in Rehab said...

Are you kidding? That's tremendous! And you saved it from the landfill, so doubly awesome!

Daphne said...

You did a great job on the fan and it's a HUGE improvement!! I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday...hope you have a great weekend!

Petie said...

Very brave are you?!! Great job. I've been trying to think of a way to re-do our white fan/ you've got me thinking :)

Lil' Miss Sunshine said...

WOWZA!!!!! What a HUUUGE difference...from fugly to spraypaint..i have been contemplating the oil rubbed bronze spray paint...some of my friends went nutzo with it and it looks AMAZING on everything haha!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a great job. It's amazing what a can of paint will do. I am a big Rustoleum fan too.
I just painted 3 brass light fixtures in my bath. Check it out if you get a chance.
Visiting from NFF.

Elena said...

Beautiful! You've got me eyeing my gaudy white and brass ceilling fan with ideas.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! I am impressed! Love it!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Donna said...

I love your new fan! I have been trying to eradicate brass in our house, too! Bye, bye Liberace!

TheCraftInMe said...

The color is stunning! Looks totally new and updated, love it!

Melissa Miller said...

Lacy it looks really beautiful. Great transformation!

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

isn't it silly that we live with stuff we can fix with a small amount of time and money! i am so glad you took 'control'! and changed your fan to suit you. you did a really beautiful job and the globes you chose are a perfect complement to the color and feel of the fixture! let's give your mom a high five for being the idea lady!!
all the best,

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Much better! It looks like an entirely different fan... well done.

Kim said...

Absolutely! I love it.

Sharlotte said...

Wow! What a tranformation! I love it black...looks like wrought iron now. Great Job!
Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Fabulous transformation! Love the ORB - looks like a brand new fixture! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Lacy, Just wanted to let you know I featured your fan today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly apprecite it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I have a ceiling fan like that. I have wanted my hubby to take it down so I can paint it for years. I can't believe you did it while it was up. Didn't the spray paint float all over everything?
I love the transformation.

Kristi said...

Back in the 70s, I loved brass. Now, I grab my spray paint and voila!--- Behold a new beauty! --- Your fan is AWESOME!!!! TFS!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a great transformation. It looks like a very expensive fan now.
Hugs, Sherry

Josiah's Mom said...


The Thriftress said...

I love the light fixture now. The ORB finish really makes the light sophisticated.

Kathy said...

Wow-as they say mothers are always right ! :-)
So you just spray painted right up there ? it loooks wonderful

Lisa Montsion said...

I have one of those light fixtures at my cabin. It's not really fixed on the roof that good so when you turn the fan on it starts shaking. Scares the crap out of me.