24th Jan2012


Spray Painted Fan

by Dinah Wulf

Living in warm sunny California my husband and I always use a fan. It’s much cheaper than running the air conditioning all the time. There’s only one problem.  The fan we have is ugly. It’s your typical plain white plastic oscillating fan.

Here’s a before picture.

I decided to try and spray paint it.  As many DIY’ers do, I happen to have spray paint in my garage. So, this project cost me zero dollars…yay!

The first thing I did was take it apart.  This is the point where I realized how disgustingly dirty it was! Embarrassing! I gave the fan and motor a good cleaning and soaked all the plastic parts in soapy water.

Next, I taped the cord and put the motor in a plastic Ziploc bag.

I coiled the cord and taped it under the base.

I decided on using metallic silver and matte black spray paint. I used a large cardboard box outside in a well-ventilated area away from the baby and the dogs for this spray painted fan project. Don’t forget to spray both front and back of each part. Also, use a pair of latex gloves…less messy!

Now that all the parts were painted, I put it back all together. Be careful, because the spray paint is easily scratched on plastic.

Here are some after photos! I’m pretty happy with the results!

For your spray painted fan project, consider painting a fun pink or blue for a kid’s room. The color combos are endless!

 

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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