Mom Rips The Blades Off Boring Old Ceiling Fan To Give 1-Year-Old’s Bedroom A Makeover

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

When I was a kid, I loved to change my room around. In fact, it’s a habit that’s stayed with me through adulthood. There’s just something so invigorating about redecorating, redesigning, and rearranging a space you spend so much time in.

But in all my many remodels, I never once thought to change my ceiling fan. It’s always just been a plain and boring utility, ignored and unloved.

However, since coming across this gorgeous DIY project, I suddenly feel inspired to give those old faithful blades some attention! After all, it’s a part of the room too, so why not incorporate it in my decor?

But when this creative mom decided to give her baby’s ceiling fan a facelift, she took it to a while other level… Maybe even a whole other galaxy!

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As Henry's first birthday drew near, this mom knew she wanted to do something special for her little boy — so she decided to give his room a whimsical makeover.

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She started with the ceiling fan. After removing its blades, she laid them all out on the back deck.

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Next, she gave them a coat of flat black paint.

Next, she gave them a coat of flat black paint.

Once that was done, she used purple and navy blue spray paint to add some dimension to the black.

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After the paint was dry, she taped a piece of paper to each blade. But this was no ordinary paper!

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Using an X-Acto knife, she cut a series of holes from each sheet. Every blade featured a unique shape.

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She then sprayed the blades with glow-in-the-dark spray paint.

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The final result? A unique constellation on each fan blade!

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Next, she sprayed the fan irons with the same black, purple, and blue paint.

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When everything was dry, it was time to reinstall the fan blades and irons. But this mom didn't stop there!

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She decided to give the fan's globe a special makeover too. Using some acrylic paint, she sketched out a rough picture of the western hemisphere.

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When installed, the globe cast a beautiful, soft glow.

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From afar, it looked just like the Earth spinning in space! She was very pleased with how it turned out.

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And it looks like she wasn't the only one! Little Henry and his dad loved it, too.

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What do you think about this special ceiling fan? Let us know below!

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