Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In with the new

We took out the old ceiling fan in our living room. It was shiny brass and very ornate. It also hung only about 6 feet off the floor.

I think this room was meant to be a dining room. But it's carpeted and sits at the front of the house. It's weird. Instead, we use it as our "music room." The piano is there, and my guitar rests there when I'm not jamming out.

The picture to the right -- action shot! -- is the new fan. It sports a more modern design and finish. I like it so much I want to totally redecorate the room around this one piece.

Here's the S.O. working away. He reads instructions! He installs fans! And yes, his hand is still partially immobilized.













Here's the old fan, already removed. You can see how shiny it is. But, as they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. So we're planning to donate it. Just because I think it's hideous, someone else may love it.

6 comments:

moArdy said...

Ugh - those shiny gold pieces totally bug me! We have one of those in our living room (with wicker inlay which adds to the awesomeness) and I can't wait to see that sucker go!

Where did you buy your new fan? I really like it!

Pammeey said...

The new fan came from Lowe's. It's "Kara" from Harbor Breeze.

Wicker AND brass? I'm sure someone thought it was "summery."

melissa said...

for the record, i don't love the old one. so i won't buy it.

but i DO love the new one!... and great work S.O!!!

Pammeey said...

Melissa, you can admire it when we have our "non-graduation" party sometime in June. I'd invite moArdy, but I don't think she'll come all this way just to see my fan. ;)

monkey said...

Your fan is named Kara? Hm.
Huge improvement over the shiny brass, bravo!

Brie said...

I LOVE the new fan!

its so very HGTV!

the old fan kind of reminds me of something I once saw in GOODFELLAS.