On to today's posting.. We are in the process of redo-ing Scarlett's room. In a 112 year old house it's a process, a lengthy process. You never know what you are going to find behind the walls, it's like Christmas if Santa had a very bad sense of humor. I hate the look of plain white fans, but we didn't want to put out a lot of money for a child's room, at least just yet, so I used scrapbook paper to update her fan into something totally unique.
I completely forgot to get before pictures, but y'all can imagine a plain white fan. Also please don't judge her ceiling it looks a little crazy but it's not done yet.
First take the fan apart. Again no pictures, but just unscrew the screws from it, easy as pie.
Now the fan blades are longer than scrapbook paper so you'll need two per fan blade, try to get a design that you won't notice where the two pieces meet.
Mod Podge the blade.
Add the scrapbook paper, line up where ever it needs to be and use something to get a good bond. My husband is an auto body technician so I used a bondo spreader.
Once you have the paper on there put weight on leave all the excess paper over the edges. It is easier to cut off when dry. I just put bricks of the blades.
Once dry just cut the excess paper off with scissors or an exacto knife. I cut the paper down to a manageable size so it didn't flop all over while cutting it along the fan blades.
Once cut off Mod Podge the top and sides so it holds good. Viola!
Poke holes for the screws and reattach to the fan. You could always spray paint the fixtures as well on the fan, we took a vote and I lost out everyone wanted to keep the fixtures gold except me I wanted to go silver. Boo.
What I love is if I find a different pattern that we like better or just want a change, it will cost me up to a whopping $4.00!