Modern Ceiling Fan

I know I’ve left you hanging for years on this one, but we finally purchased, liked, and installed a ceiling fan in our main bedroom! Living the life over here. What the heck took so long you might ask? Well, a few things. First off, I purchased another fan and wasn’t in love with it in person. The “wood” looked cheap, which was to be expected because it was cheap and fake. I figured I would keep it anyway because it wasn’t the worst, but we had some wonky electrical that needed to be fixed, a very good reason to procrastinate, and in the meantime the fan that I actually really wanted but was too much money (Possini Admiralty) went on sale and I scooped it up! We finally got around to 1. painting it (eek I have “custom” issues) and 2. installing it. It works great, it looks great, I am so happy, sometimes things take a really long time, and life is hard.

(Also, check this post if you need more good-looking ceiling fan options!)possini admiraltyAs mentioned before, I was searching for a modern/simple fan in either brass or black, a tall order apparently. The design of this fan was so pretty, especially the honey-colored REAL WOOD blades. But I just wasn’t into the brushed nickel…easily fixable if you are insane like me! I used Rustoleum flat black spray paint to paint the fan housing. The finish is flawless, even after being hands very much during install. The black looks pretty, pretty good with the wood, huh?! (More info on painting fans here. And I have a decent list of good looking fans here.) possini admiraltyWe’ve been wrapping up a lot of small loose ends around the house this past week and it’s starting to feel less and less like we live in a trash house!!!

P.S. I shared a huge, modern fan roundup right here if you are on the hunt and don’t want to paint ;)


9 thoughts on “Modern Ceiling Fan

  1. Tips for painting fans so they don’t turn out looking DIY? Your’s look great! I just purchased the Hunter Leoni fan for our office and though the bronze could pass for black, I don’t want to take the chance. Once its up, its up!


    1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks! I did a post that answered a few fan painting questions here:
      My best advice is to take the fan apart as much as you can before painting and let it dry for a few days before installing. For this one, I used matte black Rustoleum and I highly recommend it…finish is GREAT! I didn’t prime but cleaned the metal really well before painting. Good luck!


    1. I just got up close to be sure and none at all! Looks as good as the day I painted it. I’ve used this same paint on several other projects that see more action, and it’s quite durable. Hope this helps :)


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