Upcycled Ceiling Fan to Elegant Illuminated Decor

This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

This beautiful illuminated  upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan that we had replaced in our living room.  I try to look past what something is to what it can be and this was about the easiest upcycled item I’ve ever done. I’m not sure it even fits that definition as it still basically does the same thing… covers a light. I used battery operated tea lights for mine that are on a timer so they are hands off until I need to replace the batteries. If you’d like some other twinkly room lighting ideas check out our Coffee Filter Twinkle Light Filters  or our DIY Twinkle Light Jars.
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Note on these specific tea lights: I’ve not had mine long enough to determine the usage on these specific lights  but from what I read it will be about two to three months if they are kept on the timer 24/7.  The way the timer works is you turn them on at the time you want them to stay lit for 6 hours. They will then auto shut off for 18 hours and come on again the next day.

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This is a shot of the ceiling fan before we moved into the home. It was a nice one but still dated so we know it would eventually be replaced.

This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

The day finally came when we replaced the ceiling light with a chandelier.  This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

I looked at those covers and thought hmmm…  This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.

Then I grabbed some battery operated tea lights that work on a timer. This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

I found an old candle stand and used it for a base.  This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

I tested these in a few places. This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20

This is my favorite decor piece which sits on our coffee table. This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.blank630x20blank630x20

 

 

 

29 Comments

  1. What a great way to recycle a ceiling fan! It turned out really nice. I kept one of our ceiling fans when the hubby took it down, but he threw away a couple other ones. I wish I would of save them to because they were more like this one. Would make great Christmas gifts for my girls. Pinning!

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  2. Loved it!!Your lights are so pretty! I have one of these in my basement and you have given me some great inspiration!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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  3. I love your ideas! We did something similar last summer, turning a light fixture in to a bird feeder. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week at Simply Sweet Home.

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  4. I read your post on Hometalk and came on over to your site for more ideas using the glass covers. I like the other ideas too, especially using the tall candleholders. I will look for this kind of battery candles with the timers. And I didn’t even know you could replace the batteries. I can’t trust myself with real candles anymore. I forget I lit them. So timers really appeal to me. Thanks so much.

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