summer breeze + fan DIY


Hello Summer, Good-bye Spring.

Just like that it went from being in the 60’s to 80’s. I am not complaining. I love summer, and the warm sun. Each year I try see how long I can go without turning on the Air Conditioner. This past weekend I almost caved.

A few weeks ago I found this old metal fan sitting next to someone’s garbage can. Attached was a sign that said           ” I work”.  Of course I jumped out of my car, picked her up and brought her home for a little DIY makeover.

This project was super easy. All you need is a screwdriver, and a couple cans of spray-paint.

After everything was wiped down and the grates were removed, I started spraying from the outside. Once the outside was covered, I used a paper bag to protect the outside base and began spraying the fan propeller.

The grates needed 2+ coats, as I wanted to make sure all the areas were covered.  Once everything was dry, I screwed the grates back onto the metal frame.

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I am loving her new look, and here’s to hoping for at least 2 more weeks without the AC on !!!

  • May 28, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Jenna Lou - Dang girl you made that junky old fan look so cute! Way to save it from the landfill too.ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    darcy - cute cute cute!
    i caved already!the ac is on over here in hudson!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2014 - 7:40 am

    Jaime ♥ Raising up Rubies - i will never look at old junky fans the same again. ever.

  • May 29, 2014 - 8:16 am

    creole wisdom - Leave it to you to turn an ugly old fan into something gorgeous! I love this idea, Amanda :)ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Fancy That. | julie lynn design - […] never even thought twice about it’s condition until I saw a recent fan DIY on the Be Crafty blog.  After discussing paint colors with Taco, I went for it.  It was as easy as Amanda said it would […]ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Maggie May's Gifts - So cute. Makes me want to get a box fan!!!ReplyCancel

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