He told me it couldn't be done. Nay, it shouldn't be done. "It's just not done, dear," my husband said to me. "They come in that color for a reason." Huh. I replied, "Maybe, dear husband, the reason they only come in that color is because men designed them and have no eye for art." He smirked at me. I almost slugged him.
I am talking about fans. Everyday, ordinary, cool-the-room-down-cause-we-don't-have-a-ceiling-fan fans. Why do they come in the colors they come in? They're white, grey, black, or some mixture of all three. And they make rooms look un-pretty. For example, take our tower fan for our bedroom: it is utterly necessary to us... it has a remote control. I fell in love with it instantly. But it is not pretty:
I thought for a while about building a narrow bookcase for it to sit on and even sketched out a plan for one. But then, on an eventful trip to Michael's craft store, I found this:
I still wasn't happy. I stared at that fan on that pedestal for days. My house fell into disrepair, the children and husband forgot what I looked like, and I just stared. And it finally hit me: It's the black color of the fan that I really hate. It's not conducive to any sort of decorating theme... it had to be dealt with. Enter the answer to my prayers:
I put the hubby to work one Saturday morning and had him pull apart the fan housing and spray paint the whole thing. The Krylon for plastic spray paint was amazing. One coat would have done it, no priming necessary... I like to keep the husband busy though, so I insisted on two coats. Here he is, hard at work:
After two coats of spray paint (which dried in record time) Dave put it back together and peeled off the painter's tape.
To finish my masterpiece off, I wanted to paint a shape on the side. I found a good stencil at Michael's and went to work:
The husband took that picture. I don't know why, but his pictures always turn out just a bit fuzzy. Maybe his animal magnetism affects the camera's performance. Anyhoo, I used a "Golden Brown" acrylic paint and worked on both sides. The finished product is a huge improvement over where I started. Here it is:
Alright then... I've paved the way for you. Paint your fans!
... and do this Thrifty Crafty Girl a solid and comment!! Or follow me! I'll follow you back!