not really a fan

January 21 2014

I don’t know if I’ve emphasized it enough, but our new house probably hasn’t been cleaned in 20 years. It is seriously an asthmatic’s worst nightmare. We checked the air filter before sanding the floors and it literally had an inch thick of dust on it that peeled off like dryer lint. Barf. That being said, the ceiling fans were just a nightmare. Not only were they severely outdated, but they were caked in layers of dust. They were missing bulbs, the blades were drooping, and none of them matched at all. Clearly they had to go.

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We wanted to replace them with something clean and simple and a little more contemporary. I had found these babies, and for $89 + free shipping I made them mine.

Derek had conned our friend Chris into helping him install all three fans, while I continued to stain the floors. They simple followed the wiring diagram that was included with the fans, and it was pretty straight forward.
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The electricians that updated all of our electrical (as part of our negotiations), sort of botched the ceiling when removing/replacing the other fans so we plan to patch all of that when we paint our ceilings once we move in.

I just love how a five-blade fan looks over four. And not having a droopy light kit. Are they just so much fresher?

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I love instant transformations like this. Swapping out ceiling fans is such a simple way to update your home without spending a whole lot of money. But mostly, I’m just glad that I didn’t have to clean the old ones. So sick.

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4 thoughts on “not really a fan

  1. Bridget

    So that’s what Chris was doing! The upgrade is soooooo good! Can’t wait to see them in person. You don’t usually see such dark fans, I like a lot! Hubba hubba


    Catharine Reply:

    Thanks Bridgey!! And thanks for letting us borrow your hubs ;)


  2. Michaela

    Love the update! I love how something so simple can make a whole room look so fresh, and the black is so chic!


    Catharine Reply:

    Thank you Michaela! I love quick fixes like this, it’s like instant gratification :)


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