I live in an old house without air conditioning and when the heat wave hit Toronto earlier this month, the temperatures in my house soared to the mid 30s. We’re hoping to have central air installed eventually and so didn’t want to invest a lot of money in short term solutions. Problem: ceiling fans are ugly, especially those of the budget variety. Solution: spray paint! It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it changes everything. I picked up a super basic white fan for about $40 and a can of high gloss cherry apple red paint for $3 at Lowe’s. I opted not to paint the fancy blade attachment thingies, but the customization options are endless!