Black & White Chevron Ceiling Fan Makeover

I’m working on our office and today I gave our Ceiling Fan a makeover.

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It was that ugly faux wood color and was in need of a makeover for sure.  This was a fun project that cost me nothing because I had the fabric already.  I just love love LOVE chevron especially black & white and happy with the way it turned out.

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We have four ceiling fans in our house and eventually they will all get replaced but for now I loved the idea of changing the look with this cute fabric and the fact that it would cost me nothing….wooo hoooo.

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The office is going to be done in black and white with pops of yellow and I’ve been gathering some cute wire baskets and fun accessories too.   If you’re scratching your head and thinking “Hmm I don’t remember seeing that room on the House Tour.”  You aren’t wrong, it’s that catchall, spare room, dump everything in there that doesn’t have a specific place but really needs to transform into an office craft room.  I’ll share with you soon.

Here is the pretty before picture of the lovely ceiling fan.  It’s nothing special, just that faux wood look on the blades.

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My inspiration came from a blog I love called Dimples & Tangles and she did this in her daughter’s room and I have loved it and knew I wanted to try it too.

This was pretty easy to do and I’ll share with you how.

What you need:

1 yard of fabric

Mod Podge

Take your blades off your ceiling fan and clean them.

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Remove the blade holders.  My hubs has an electric drill so this was all very easy and quick.

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Cut your fabric like the above picture and I allowed an inch around.  I glued it so that the fabric was glued on the edges that wrapped over.  So if someday I change my mind, or really want that faux wood look again (I really doubt it) I can remove the fabric and the glue would be on the top of the blades that you don’t see.

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For the rounded edges, it’s important to make little snips in the fabric so when you wrap it over you can blue it really nice and tight and have pretty crisp edges.

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If you haven’t used Mod Podge, it’s the miracle glue like sealer and is great for fabric and paper.  I LOVE it.

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I have an old paint brush that I use to paint on the glue so that less gets on my fingers, or so I thought…lol.

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When I was all done it looks like this.  This is the top view that faces the ceiling.  I just let them dry a few hours and went and ran some errands.

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When my hubs came home I had him help me put the blades back up and we just used a screw driver to punch the holes back in the fabric and then attached them back on.

Voila!!!  I love it!!!!  Cute modern update to our office.

I’m linking up to From My Porch To Yours  & Katherines Corner and Flamingo Toes & Dream A Little Bigger so please go on over and take a peek at her beautiful home and all the other wonderful projects.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa

Comments

  1. says

    Lisa, this looks fantastic! I totally need to makeover my kitchen ceiling fan and you have completely inspired me! I just used Fabric Mod Podge this week for the first time on a project and loved it. The black and white looks so great. Visiting from Katherine’s Corner and thank you so much for sharing. Have a happy Thursday and a wonderful week!

    • ConcordCottage says

      Hi Cindy, thank you so much!!! It was super easy and you can do it!!! I’m so glad I did, I love the way it turned out. Thanks so much for coming over and I’ll check your blog out too. Thanks again, Lisa

  2. Debbie says

    I love the fabric too, but I am afraid that I might get dizzy or motion sickness with the zig zag pattern! I might try this with a flowered pattern or something less likely to make me likely to feel yucky! Thanks for sharing this update! ;)

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