Monday, May 13, 2013

Project... Ceiling Fan

Project . . . Ceiling Fan

Finished Ceiling Fan

... and here's what the original looked like

My next sticker project as you can see was to redo the ceiling fan in my bedroom.  It was time for a change!  I've been wanting new bedding for quite some time and hadn't found what I was looking for.  So I quit looking for the time being and focused on what I could change... the decor!

 The next couple posts will be part of my update the bedroom project.  So let's get started and I'll show you how I redid my fan!  

I used the following to complete this project:

Xacto Knife
my husband - optional :)

Step 1.  
Take down the fan blades.  For me, because I'm so short, this meant getting my husband to take the fan blades off for me :)  Balancing a stool on top of my bed didn't seem like the smartest idea.

Step 2. 
Wash off all the embarrassing amount of dust that has accumulated all winter.  So gross!  

Step 3. 
Destruction time.  Remove all the hardware from the blades.

 Step 4. Cut the sticker sheet into strips slightly larger than your fan blade.  I then removed the paper backing from one strip I'd cut and then layed my blade black side down on to the vinyl so I could easily center it and make sure I had enough space all the way around my blade. (I'll admit... I did use the black side just in case I didn't like the way my vinyl looked, I could still use my fan the way it was before.  But guess what... I LOVED the end result!!)

Step 5. Smooth the vinyl onto the blades.  I love working with this vinyl because any bubbles that appear smooth out like magic. . . seriously!  So different than regular crafting vinyl.

Step 6. Using an xacto knife cut the excess off all the way around the edges.

 Step 7.  Trim vinyl away from the holes where the hardware goes.  I pushed the vinyl down into the holes slightly so I could see/feel them easier when cutting them out.

Step 8.  Put the hardware back on and reassemble fan.  Repeat for each blade.

Finished blade

Here again is the end result!  It turned out even better than I hoped... I love it when that happens!


Project Ceiling Fan = SWEET SUCCESS!!!

What you would you makeover with a sticker sheet?