August 9, 2013

How to Paint Vintage Fans

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I am so excited to share Zack and my latest adventure with y'all! I've already discussed my totally rad wood stain, but I've other news. I am beyond elation to share with you all my recent TRAVEL CROSS-COUNTRY meeting local artisans and looking for elements to add to my brand! Here's the deets- we began our journey in Salt Lake City UT, where I made good use of my broom pic and honored my promise to let my broom carry me where it may. Thus far my travels lead me to Flaming Gorge, where Z and I will relax and boat around the massive lake! From there, we will go to Washington to meet Artisans and while Z is asleep, I will whisk us away to the Olympic coast where we can make a pack with Jacob's tribe. After all... I am team Jacob ;-) Then, I will turn around and travel all the way to FLORIDA! I'm not going to Mickey Mouse World, I'm on a mission to find old school French glass ware for my product.  


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I've worked my buns off before I left and complied a few of my latest rehabs, so this entire trip I'll still be posting ALL NEW posts of my very own stuff. But you can check out our massive adventure via my social media feeds- I post everything to FB,, Instagram, and Twitt.

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I got a couple of vintage fans a year ago- and as much as I adore them, after awhile I wasn't digging the 70's, powder-blue finish. So a slight shift was in order, it's an EASY mini-makeover for a lamp- akin to throwing on a fresh coat of mascara for us gals its that simple. 

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Here's what you need to do, just remove the fan guard. This is easy peasy- just unscrew the two screws which keep the guard in place and slide it off. 
Secondly, I used painter's tape to tape off everything that was metal and that I wanted to stay untouched. I just cut little circles out of painters tape or wrapped the tape around the little nobs.

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Third, I sanded some nasty rust spots then covered them by using Rustoleum's Clean Metal Primer, which is perfect for this sort of job. Lastly, finish it up with two-three coats of spray paint. For my mini-makeover I used Krylon's Catalina Mist, it's a perfectly-lovely-mint color, very light green, without much yellow. 

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I am 100 percent crushing on mint right now and love my newly mint colored fan resting over these vintage bottles and jars! Didn't they make vintage bottle with the loveliest shades of sea foam and sea glass? Adore.

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Hope to see you with me on the open road- or rather...the open broom!
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3 comments:

  1. Love the fan! I'm totally crushing on red this year (while still hanging on loyally to my fave aqua!)

    Happy Friday!!!

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  2. I love the color and how this turned out. I have a secret love of vintage fans although I own not a one.

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