Dads fans, paint white and then metal with bronze spray paint
Ceiling fan farmhouse style -- whitewashed fan blades and wire light shades
How to Update a Ceiling Fan (reshape & refinish the fan blades, swap out the glass light shades, spray paint the metal)
*Add a drum shade and paint the hardware on the blades to match it, or maybe paint all the hardware to match it. *Add a drum shade to your ceiling fan! It only takes 5 minutes with this easy DIY!
This DIY brass ceiling fan makeover was low in cost and took an afternoon to do. Now the ceiling fan has a much more modern.
An plan to upgrade ceiling fan in rental: Add edison lights and/or change light globes
Maybe use different fan blades, but what an easy DIY.