Ceiling Fan into Farmhouse Style Lighting
Today I would like to share with you how I turned my ceiling fan into a rustic farmhouse style lighting fixture. Recently the kitchen has taken on a new farmhouse style, which I am loving! There is just something about this style of decor that gives a warm homey feeling. I really think I have finally found my style ” a little farmhouse” and of a bit of elegance. It started with this adorable table I found at a local thrift store and it just escalated from there to turning our ceiling fan into Farmhouse style lighting.
The table came with the four chairs, we had the bench. I gave them a fresh coat of paint and recovered the chairs in a tan and white buffalo checked tablecloth. We had the bench, it also got a coat of paint, along with adding a seat cushion, by adding a thick layer of batting, using the same buffalo checked tablecloth material wrapping it around the seat and stapled it in place with a staple gun.
Now with the new table I felt like the lighting need to be changed to reflect a farmhouse style as well. The ceiling fan was repurposed a while back by adding a drum shade to it, thinking I would just add some chicken wire to the drum shade, but once Mr. OMT took it down and the chicken wire was placed against it, it really didn’t show up that much. Mr. OMT suggested that I needed to come up with a different “plan of action”. I thought about applying faux rust to the chicken wire, but really I didn’t want to take the time to do it.
OK … so back to the “drawing board”. Here is my new “plan of action” on how I turned my ceiling fan into a rustic farmhouse lighting fixture, using a few chicken wire baskets and some chicken wire napkin rings.
cutting away the wire from center at the bottom of the wire basket, only cutting an opening wide enough to fit over the light sockets, once the basket was in place, using the screws (what would originally hold glass domes in place) the baskets were placed around the screw heads.
napkin rings were slipped around the socket and the screws were screwed into the wire napkin rings to hold them in place.
So now with the basket on the outside the sockets attached to the heads of the screws the napkin rings around the inside of the socket… the screws were tightened all the way around to hold both pieces in place. It really was easy to do and I love how it turned out.
the blades were once a dark color. I gave them a coat of paint and created a wood grain look.
To get this weathered wood grain look I first applied a coat of white paint then to get a crackled weathered look I applied a coat of Elmer’s glue, not letting it completely dry I started dry brushing in some tan paint and grey paint, letting this application to completely dry. Once it was dry I dry brushed on some more white in a random up and down motion and gave the blades a complete coat of Elmer’s glue to seal it all in.
To transform this ceiling fan into a Farmhouse lighting fixture, it cost me a total of $5.00 since I already had the baskets, however if I count the cost of the baskets it would be less than $20.00 and that would be including the paint to refinish the blades. I love how the two go together on complementing the other in a Farmhouse style.
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To see how I updated our Farmhouse Ceiling fan you can click here Updated: with White and Vintage light bulbs
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