Friday, June 18, 2010

Today I Made...

A retro inspired floor fan.

My husband and I can't sleep without white noise in our old apartment there was no central AC so we had a window unit that was wonderful for the background hum.
When we moved he had to switch it up.

As we were moving out of that apartment a neighbor was doing the same and he had a pile of things next to the trash that he told us we were welcome to. Among the mess was a desk chair and a floor fan. They were in rough shape but we took them cause you know, free is free.

The fan does wonders for our sleep but it is so hideous.
I kept thinking I would buy one of these lovelies to set on one of our dressers.





But I am so very cheap so I thought I would spend a few bucks on some spray paint and call it a day.

So here is it before.








Those gross splotches on the base are some sort of polyurethane or something. They DO NOT CLEAN OFF.

Here is a little progress pic.


And the finished project! I am super happy with it.









I used this, I liked it alot.





The texture covered the weird junk on the base perfectly.

3 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great idea! It totally looks like a vintage piece now. Thanks for sharing with us at the PoPP.

Lisa said...

Looks great! I love the silver vintage look!

Maria Isabel said...

I love how a little spray paint can give new life to things! I love to change things up!