5.15.2011

I Just Don't Like Ugly

We took down the ugly ceiling fan in our guest room recently and put up a light fixture.
I did want to get a smallish table fan for guests.
I do not like ugly fans.
The cute vintage looking ones at the store start at $50. I'm an not paying $50 for a nice breeze.
Nope not happening.

However, when I was at Target this week they had a fan that is fairly nice looking and only $12.99.
Now that I can handle. It's really powerful and has two speed settings.
 And yes, Stefanie it does make lots of whirring noises as it spins ;)

The only thing is that it had a large maker's logo in the center of the fan. I wasn't bonding with that (as my husband would say). I really don't like ugly. Especially company logo ugly.
This all probably sounds really picky of me, but that's how I roll.

Here's what I did to fix the problem.
See that huge ugly logo? What is a "RE" anyways?
I really don't know.



So I used this fancy little circle cutter thingie I got at Ollie's a while back for like $2 or $3 or something.
If  you've never been to an Ollie's your should go! Just try and not be creeped out by the weirdo old man cartoon logo guy they use to sell stuff (see it's a bad logo day for me).
Ok moving on...
I printed out this cute little bird graphic. I think I got it from Graphic's Fairy, but I can't remember.

I measured the circumference (ohh big word! yes..I was homeschooled) of the ugly logo area and then set my circle cutter thingie to the same measurement.

I located my jar of Mod Podge (Mod Podge Rocks) buried in a box of Caleb's stuff.
I'm not sure why it was in his stuff. Oh well.
Pouring...
(I guess this shot isn't really necessary)
I was fresh out of paint brushes and I was feeling to lazy to run over to the Dollar Store so I just cut off a hunk of a kitchen sponge. Yes people it was an unused one! Ew...I'm a very clean person.

I dabbed on some Mod Podge and then I arranged the bird image how I wanted it and finished by putting a top coat of Mod on it.

It made me wonder if it would dry faster if I turned on the fan...I didn't though.
But it was a good thought.

Ta Da!
I'm happy with it.
The ugly logo is gone.
I can now rest in piece knowing that there is one less piece of ugly in my house.




The Graphics Fairy

11 comments:

  1. What a fantastic addition, and super easy. Love!

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  2. Very nice - thanks for the fan, Adri:-)

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  3. Brilliant! I love the birds, especially as a silhouette. You make your mama proud.

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  4. Awesome Idea!! I would have never thought about doing that but it looks great! :)

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  5. The blades would look great with some pretty patterns on them, too!

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  6. Thanks ya'll :)

    and I think I might try the blade idea on a similar fan I need to get for my computer room.

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  7. The Ollie's guy really is dreadfully creepy. But the fan is cute! The RE looks like the Target Room Essentials logo.

    Have you ever spray-painted a fan? I've just started looking for a vintage fan that I can re-do with a coat of colored spray paint.

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  8. I've never painted a regular fan before only a ceiling fan. I would think that if you took it apart or taped things up well that you could paint it a cute color :)

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  9. Is that ever a great idea! Way to go!

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