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Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware

Waste not, want not, is a wise adage that many have lived by for generations. I tend to fall into that camp as our planet is filled with enough goods considered rubbish filling our earth. It’s wasteful and a shame that more don’t make effort to be creative. Not only is creating a therapy, but also serves as a way of doing your part. In my last post, you saw what I did with the ceiling fan blades I found sitting on top of my neighbor’s trash. Today, I’m creating with upcycled ceiling fan blade hardware.

Fan Blade Hardware Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

What do you see when you first look at the hardware? I’ve seen them used as curtain tie-backs and debated on that. However, I have a different vision. Call me crazy, but I see whale tales. Yup. What’s a gal to do with hardware that looks like a whale’s tail?

LET’S CREATE

First, I need to dig into my wood stash. Look at this oak beauty already done up with chippy paint. eep! This, too, is from a neighbor’s trash.

Reclaimed Oak Board Before for Upcycled Ceiling Fan Blade Hardware | prodigalpieces.com

In my mind I’m pairing the two to make a bonafide beachy coat rack. Sound good? In order to do that, I first need to clean up the hardware. I lightly sand the white paint finish to make it have a little “tooth” for new paint.

Sanding Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware | prodigalpieces.com

After that, I soak them in a cleaning solution and let them dry. Then, I use a soft blue chalk spray paint to give them a fresh new look.

Spray Painted Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Meanwhile, I set about to create a graphic using my transfer tutorial, then begin to fill it in.

Painting DIY Whale Sign | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

BEACH ANYONE?

Okay, so I worked on this while out in my workshop in 24° and I’m so over freezing this winter/spring. Therefore, a hot, sandy beach house may or may not be on my brain. Ever listen to “Polka in Paradise”? That’s my ringtone…just sayin’.

Welcome to the Beach Entry Coat Rack with Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #beach #upcycled

Side View DIY Whale Coat Rack with Upcycled Ceiling Fan Harware by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #coastal #farmhouse

I do love Ohio, but by March my feet miss the sunshine. And, because of that I went with a coastal farmhouse style with my upcycled ceiling fan hardware project. Isn’t it fun? I think we all can use a bit of unwind relax enjoy. And, how about this handsome guy?

Hand-Painted Whale Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #art #diy

Beachy Farmhouse Coat Rack Built with Reclaimed Wood and Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #coastal

Reclaimed Whale Coat Rack from Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #beach #diy #farmhouse

While I’m all about having fun creating and sharing with you, my ultimate goal is to inspire you to give DIY a try. It’s fun and oh so therapeutic too. If you’d like to add this whale of a coat rack to your home decor, you can find this and more available in my online shop.

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    Vintage Farmhouse Bench ~ $275

Upcycled Ceiling Fan Hardware into Beach Welcome Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #beach #diy #home

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A whimsical beachy farmhouse coat rack made from upcycled ceiling fan hardware is a fun DIY. See the details by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #beach #diy

Next, for your viewing pleasure, these two chairs I adopted so they didn’t head to the dumpster are getting a new life. To get these DIY tips & tricks in your inbox, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Additionally, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Take a peek at then now OVER HERE.

Old Chairs Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
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Also, more fun creations like this upcycled ceiling fan blade hardware:

An Upcycled Cigar Box is Turned into an Adorable Travel Dollhouse by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #toys #gifts #kids #pretendplayCreate an Upcycled Jean Storage Bucket using your worn out jeans. Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #handmade #jeans #storage #crafts

Comments

  1. cc says

    Cute and creative. I’m thinking spring so saw tulips. I really enjoy you site, thanks for sharing.

    • Larissa says

      I did too, but kinda wanted to paint a whale. tee hee. Thanks!

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    AMAZING!!! You are a never ending fountain of creativity! That is absolutely adorable. I’m sure it will be gone by lunch. You are definitely a “whale” of a talent!! 🐳

    • Larissa says

      tee hee! You’re so fun! Thank you for the never-ending love, Rebecca.

  3. Carol says

    Turned out great and such an inspiration!

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad you think so. I had fun! Thank you, Carol.

  4. Jill says

    I was so curious as to what you’d come up with ceiling fan hardware….I’m super impressed! So clever and fun- I just love it!
    (We’re missing the sun too, here in Utah! So I’m loving the beachy vibes!)

    • Larissa says

      So many ways I could’ve went with it, but this was by far my favorite. Thanks, Jill!!

  5. Laura Angus says

    Another wonderful creative job!! I love the whale! Thanks for making my day!,
    Laura

  6. Fran Blunt says

    I like this idea a lot! So creative and useful. I have a ceiling fan in my shop that needs to come down and this is a great idea to put the parts to use!

  7. Niki says

    I don’t like overused words so instead of beach-y I will say these have coastal cottage vibe. Fresh and fun Larissa!!

  8. Carroll Xavier says

    I love this makeover! I live on Vancouver Island, Canada, and love everything beachy, especially if it’s upcycled like your coat rack. You never fail to impress with your creative outlook and abilities. Keeping my fingers crossed you’ll get sun soon, and sending a little bit of our Spring weather vibes your way!

    • Larissa says

      You are so sweet, Carroll. Thanks so much! It’s truly fun for me to share and hear from my readers, like you. Hugs!

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