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!

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  1. Wow! It looks COMEPLETELY differnt! And better.

  2. 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.

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

  4. That looks great!! I’ll definitely have to try it – what brand of spray paint did you use?

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

    I love it!


  6. Wow! It looks great. What a great idea!

  7. Wow–I’m totally blown away!

  8. 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.

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

  10. So now I’m off to gather up all my ugly fans. LOVE the idea!

  11. Wow!

  12. 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!

  13. 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

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

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