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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Drum shade for ceiling fan

 Drum shade on a ceiling fan! Whomever came up with idea  first, I think you are pretty smart.  I have seen it many times, and thought I really need to try that.  For one, it is less costly than replacing the ceiling fan and for two, I believe our ceilings fan serve a purpose.
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  We need to circulate that air on occasion.


I started with a simple Better homes and gardens lampshade purchased at Walmart for around $10.00.  I liked the color, texture and trim.  I, however knew it had to be the Debbiedoodized with some stenciling and embellishments.


Easy to stencil on fabric...told you that time and time again, really little room for error on fabric.


I used picture wire hanger to add to the center of the lampshade, and then lightly hung it on the screws of the fan where the lights shades were.


I whipped this out pretty fast, so I do have to tweak it some to center it. But no big deal, when I get out the ladder again, I will adjust that.


In each center of the flower I added a different color button to compliment with the room.



 HA, in this picture you can really see how off center I am...I am going down now to fix that:)


What a great impact this made!


You may recall I just showed you Alex's room, and used an existing drum shade from his floor lamp.
I used the same method..

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55 Comments:

Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that a Nifty idea... I LOVE how you personalized yours and made it to compliment your room.... VERY cute indeed!!! :)

February 21, 2012 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I am redoing my master bedroom and have been tryimg to figure out what to do with the ceiling fan.

February 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie I so want to do this in Mackenzie's room. How did you hang it? Did you take the old light fixture down first? LOVE the look!!

February 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You did a great job on that shade. That is a cute idea.

February 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Looks awesome Debbie. I love how that really changes up the ceiling fan while keeping it functional. Great job!

February 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger It's All Connected said...

I think it is a brilliant way to update a fan! ~ Maureen

February 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Donna Frasca ♋ said...

Wow - that is definitely a look I haven't seen before. Do you get enough light from that? Or is more just for decoration?

February 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Well,that is cute, Debbie. It does dress it up. I know how much you need ceiling fans in the South- xo Diana

February 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger ~ Tami said...

Debbiedoodized! I love it!
~Tami

February 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks nice and really allows the light to spread around the room, too! Great idea! ♥

February 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you are having a good week.

February 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it looks great and its nice to have an option to ceiling fans when you really can't afford to change the light fixture portion. I like ceiling fans, too, Debbie. We put ours on in the bedroom at night all year long. "Debbiedoodized" ~ will that come up in Spellcheck? : )

February 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Deserae said...

What a clever idea!! It looks great....I have just the ceiling fan to add a shade to! Can't wait to try it!
~Des

February 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Sue@House Pretty said...

Now, how cute is that!

February 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM  
OpenID Pat said...

Love it Debbie! Wonderful idea.

February 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

I just did the same thing to the last "boob" light in our house and love it! Yours looks fantastic and I love how you Debbiedoodized it. LOL!
Vanessa

February 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jo's This and That said...

Wow ! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Joann I will do it!

February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Looks great! and I like the way you gave it some bling:)

February 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Allyson said...

How cute! I never, ever would have thought to do that!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

February 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell - Kate said...

One of your best project yet. It's perfect and finishes the look off nicely.

February 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

What a great way to make over a fan. I like how you stenciled the shade to give it some personality.

February 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger {Adventuresindinner} said...

Ok, that is just about the best thing I've seen in ages!

February 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I was going to ask how you had done it in your son's room. Such a cute idea. We have 5 ceiling fans at last count, so I'm always looking for a way to make them a little more stylish.

February 21, 2012 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I have seriously got to try this!

February 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Debbie- I LOVE this!! I am going to have to give it a try myself! :)

February 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger MamaMonki said...

I'm on the prowl for the perfect shade for our room and our little guy's room now. Thanks for sharing!

February 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Debbie, this is one of THE BEST ideas I have seen in avery long time..... :D I love yours!!!

xo,
RJ

February 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Drum shades are so "in" right now and this is a great idea!

February 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger camp and cottage living said...

Very cute, Debbie!

February 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too COOL for school Debbie..Hugs and smiles Gloria

February 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I was wondering how you did that! LOL The ceiling fan in the kitchen and the room off the kitchen need a complete makeover, I mean taken down and the brass painted with nickel! The lights are three bulbs, just wondering if yours was like that or did it have just one single bulb?
Love the lampshade Deb, how neat!

February 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Sweet Melanie said...

I had seen a similar one like this but with a chandi underneath it and I loved it then. This is perfect Debbie, I love it! I have always hated those lights on ceiling fans, this is so much prettier! Thanks for sharing!

February 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Looks great Debbie ... glad to see it Debbiedodized. This may be what I need in the living room. I hate the lights in there. We have fans in every room and use all of them almost all the time. Thanks for sharing your idea. I like the one in your son's room too.
Blessings, Audrey Z
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

February 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love this idea! We have a 2 story home with no central air, so ceiling fans are a must in the upstairs bedrooms. I'm glad there's something I can do to pretty them up a bit.

February 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Such a clever girl! This looks great, Debbie. ~ sarah

February 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

You get craftier and craftier by the second, Debbie! Oh and I LOVE your new layout and all the yellow!!! :)

February 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Farah said...

Love it Debb... such a cute , nice and simple way and the end result is so gorgeous...so much thanks for sharing the idea... you are such an inspiration for me always...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
With love
Farah

February 22, 2012 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Looks great Debbie! You are on a creative roll. Have a wonderful day, Gail

February 22, 2012 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a wonderful idea! I really love the way yours turned out. I also love the inspiration you give for turning a simple Walmart shade into something really stylish.

I also wanted to tell you that I love the color your shouted out in your previous post. I'm besotted with a similar shade lately and am putting it in my powder room in accents. What a happy difference it made over the old greens in there.

February 22, 2012 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

GREAT re-do Debbie! I love the cool breeze my ceiling fans give but they are nothing to look at!

February 22, 2012 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great, we have several fans that need Debbiedooized! Love it!
Debbie

February 22, 2012 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

That is such a great idea. I agree about a ceiling fan being necessary. You just made it look that much better.

February 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Love this idea! Gives the ceiling fan a whole updated look:-) I love that you "Debbied" the lamp shade too-. You should start you tubing your projects.:-)

February 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I love the lamp shade it came out really nice. Great job it changes the whole fan.

February 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful idea, wonderful finished project...just great!!

February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger linda said...

oh thanks for telling us when i seen alexs room i said to myself how she do that.I hate the lights on fans.i actully took mine apart and tried to do it but of coarse i did notuse the wire lol This is just adorable what you did .if you dont hear from me in a few days look for me on the dinning room floor i fell off the lader lol:)

February 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger CAS said...

That is such a cute and clever idea. I love that you "Debbiedoorized" it.....lol. You are so cute!
CAS

February 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing this neat looking idea...I have never thought about adding a drum shade and I love the look of it.

Blessings,
Linda

February 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

CUTE!!!

February 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

wow, it's beautiful - I need to update my fan.

February 23, 2012 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

this is so neat. I love the idea. Hugs, Ginger

February 23, 2012 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger The Shady Porch said...

What a great idea! I also love the burlap and embellishments, your design is so pretty! I have a party going on now...I'd love to have you share!

February 23, 2012 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger chateau chic said...

Debbie, what a great idea!! It dresses up a fan and adds a punch of interest. Super cute.
Mary Alice

February 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Jen Lossing said...

This is a great idea! Living in Arizona, we have ceiling fans in practically every room. This is a great way to dress them up.

February 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

this is seriously one of my favorite shades...I didn't know you could put shades on the fans..good to know because we have to have fans in the desert....I love those stencils and the buttons are so perfect!

February 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

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