I’ve talked (and talked, and talked) about how much Corey and I loathe all of the various lights that came with our house. There wasn’t a single one worth saving and we’ve been on a mission since we moved in to upgrade them all to something less hideous (and hopefully actually pretty). Well, we’ve crossed another one off the list!
The fan in our living room has driven us crazy for a long time – it was particularly ugly, too small for the room, and way too visible since we spend most of our time in there. It had to go! Need a closer look?
Luckily, we just happened to receive a 20% off any fan coupon for Lowe’s recently, so that was enough to get us motivated to find something better. In an ideal world, we would have loved to replace the fan with a pretty, non-spinning light fixture, but we live in Texas so fans are a necessity. Plus, it’s kind of a fun challenge to track down a fan that’s actually good looking – it’s way more difficult than it sounds. But, you know us – we’re always up for a challenge! After several trips to Lowe’s and lots of waffling back and forth, we decided on this beauty.
It’s (much) larger than our old fan, a beautiful dark color, and a much more streamlined and simple fan than the old one. And it has some seriously beautiful industrial touches, like these giant faux screws that are on the blades:
Of course, had we known about the gold design etched on the other side of the blades on our old ceiling fan, we probably would have kept it up. But, alas, we had already purchased the new fan. Darn.
It took us much longer than we had planned on in order to install our gold-design-free ceiling fan because there were a few flaws in one of the blades, but after quite a bit of time (and, admittedly, some swearing and throwing things) we managed to get it up. And we are so happy we did.
This fan is so much more appropriately scaled for the room, and we love the more modern look. It really almost just fades into the background which, really, is all you can ask for from a ceiling fan. We definitely prefer that to the in-your-face-totally-outdated look of the old fan!
One more ugly light gone! Our list of light fixtures to replace is slowly dwindling – I have hope that some day we’ll actually like all of the lights in our home…wouldn’t that be nice?
Have you replaced any lights in your home lately? Anyone else have to have ceiling fans in your home, even if they aren’t the most attractive design choice?