Fanny Fan

Fanny Fan
Much like Better After reader Sole, I too have lusted after lovely aged-bronze antique fans like you see for sale at Pottery Barn and the like. But fifty plus bones for a fan? That’s not cool. (pun!) So, for the price of a can of oil-rubbed-bronze spray paint, she now has the next best thing. 
 Add this to the ever-growing list, “I didn’t know I could paint THAT!” Looks great, thanks Sole!



  1. July 15, 2010 / 10:43 PM

    I have the “real” thing and you’re right — it was pricey. I think I’ll do this version for the patio!
    Thanks for the idea.

  2. July 15, 2010 / 10:49 PM

    Fabulous! I had no idea it could look that good!

  3. July 15, 2010 / 10:57 PM

    I’m breaking out the spray paint as we speak!

    I love it!


  4. July 16, 2010 / 1:47 AM

    Wow! It looks great. What a great idea!

  5. July 16, 2010 / 1:07 PM

    Wow–I’m totally blown away!

  6. July 16, 2010 / 2:08 PM

    I do love me some oil rubbed bronze spray paint. What a great idea. I need a fan and didn’t want to shell out mega bucks for one.

  7. July 16, 2010 / 4:30 PM

    Love the new look! We actually found an ‘old’ looking fan at Grossman’s discount for $35. I’ll try to find a photo.

  8. July 18, 2010 / 1:24 PM


  9. July 19, 2010 / 4:18 AM

    I’m Sole. Thanks for all the kind words! A.S.A.P- I used Rustoleum (Oil-rubbed bronze to be exact). It’s my favorite!

  10. September 27, 2010 / 5:11 PM

    Absolutely LOVE me some ORB spray paint !!!!! It’s my very favorite !!
    The fan is gawjuss !! I would have taken the blades off tho and sprayed them a bronze tho… ;o))) JMHO

  11. July 21, 2012 / 5:54 PM

    Just wondering if the paint started chipping off yet or if it’s still holding up?

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