I bought a cute little ceiling fan for our master bedroom. Removing the large and outdated fan we inherited with the house we bought, I kept it for a redo. I like outdoor fans on porches and wondered if I could convert this indoor fan into an outdoor fixture.
|First, I disassembled the fan. I removed the light fixture completely. I don't need or want it on the deck. Then removed the hardware and paddles.|
|I chose the "hammered" look paint. |
Suitable color and texture for outdoors.
|Keeping the screws with the hardware enables the screw heads to be painted the same rather easily.|
|Two good coats of the hammered spray paint covered well.|
|While the motor and hardware dried, I worked on the paddles. I cleaned them well. I chose to keep the darker woodgrain side of the paddles for the visible side of the fan. I applied two coats of outdoor Spar Polyurethane for weatherproofing.|
|I applied black enamel for the upper side of the fan. Then two coats of outdoor Spar Polyurethane.|
|Once I attached the motor, I replaced the paddles. Hubby has the pleasure of running 14' of the wiring to the GFI outlet connections on the deck. |
I don't cut into walls and do wiring alone.
|The BBQ throne... a work in progress. Now it has a fan.|
(Yes I do use two grills at a time. Some get togethers can be as many as 26 people at a time. Ten burners are a huge help to me.)
|Of course for the winter months, I'll remove the paddles. We do get heavy snowfalls. But during the summer, this is a great way to keep insects blown away while enjoying the fan breeze.|