Right when he arrived in Florida my husband started scoping out the thrift/antique/junk scene for me. He truly is a man after my own heart. When I arrived a week or so later he greeted me with the best welcome gift I could have asked for, a vintage fan! I had been searching for one for a while but they can be hard to find in good condition and not completely over priced. While I loved the gesture and the fan itself, I wasn’t a fan of the sterile gray color but it was nothing a little spray paint couldn’t handle. This past weekend I declared it was vintage fan makeover time.
You can see here the rust setting in and just the general ickiness of it. I knew I wanted to use it in my home as decor so I really needed to give it a facelift.
I turned to my trusted friend, spray paint 🙂 Black spray paint did the job oh so perfectly. All I did to give this beauty the “vintage fan makeover” was clean it off really well, then I got to work spray painting it. It took several coats and several breaks in between to get the smooth black finish I was looking for.
But I think it turned out perfectly.
It took me awhile to actually bite the bullet and paint this guy. Sometimes I get cold feet when it comes to true vintage pieces. I’m so happy I went for it though, it’s a million times better as an “after.”