Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vintage Fan Decor

I picked up this pretty lady on Friday from my fave, Class and Trash.  The second I saw its dusty butt I knew I had to have it!!!  It's a vintage Westinghouse fan and isn't it sooooo Picker Sisters!  And the funny thing is I watched an episode at naptime that day and what do you know they nabbed a fan from an old peanut factory on the same day I got mine!  Yet another sign I need to be the third "sister" on that show ;)

It doesn't look too bad in the picture but oh my lord it was dusty!  I wasn't sure I would be able to get into the interior so I took my husbands lawn blower and tried to blow out as much dust as possible.  Very technical approach!  He later took the front off for me so I could really clean it up.  The base is a little rusty but it gives it a little bit of character.  And best of all...it still works!

I think it would provide the perfect pop of color to a room and add some great character to an empty corner somewhere.  Here are some inspirational pics I found that got me thinking.  Even though I couldn't find any similar to the one I bought...I still love these images!

PS  Sorry about the images in my last post...still not sure what the problem was?!? 


  1. I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with it. And I'm cracking up at the image of you leaf-blowing the dust off the fan!

  2. Ohhhh I super love it! I think you SHOULD be the 3rd sister, I heart that show and even picked up my new motto from it....Shut up and do it :)

  3. i LOVE the color on the fan, too! and i am dying over that bathroom- wow!

  4. It's awesome! What a great find. You and your sis could start our own show, I bet your mom could join you too.

  5. Love it! Beautiful color! Thanks for turning me on the Picker Sisters. I watched all the episodes they had online. Love that show now.