I’m getting more daring with color, project by project.
I’ve always said I like neutrals with a pop of color, but the pop you get from orange spray paint is a new adventure for me!
For this box fan, a $5 garage sale find, we were looking for function over form. I promise you I’ve cleaned this fan in the past, but it was way over due. This is all the baked on dirty, greasy goodness:
I opened it up and cleaned it out, but it didn’t do much.
The almond/dirty white color was awful. Gimme a can of spray paint, stat! I took the whole thing apart, taught myself how to use a socket wrench, and scrubbed
bagged and taped up any electrical parts very carefully, went through my spray paint stash and decided against the regular black, white, heirloom white. Our kids mostly use this fan in their room and I needed a pop of color. I had been meaning to bring in a bit of orangy-red into the room, so…
CRAP. That’s ORANGE. And it’s glaring at me.
After seeing the color, I decided that a gloss white on the grate would be a nice two-toned compromise between “AHHHHH!!!” and “ahhhhhh.”
…and would keep Doug from saying “what did you do to our fan!?” 😉
I got to work putting everything back together, and printed this label for around the fan controls
And there you have it! Our foxy box fan revamp:
(I couldn’t be happier with the color)
And now I’ve got one
(yes, I purposely used the word foxy in order to get this stuck in your head…)