Sunday, July 25, 2010

Building More Character with Lighting

It's amazing what becomes invisible after you look at it day in and day out.  That's what happened with our lighting.  After 10 years of living in our house, we finally replaced what I call the "asylum gray-colored" ceiling fans that were in all three of our bedrooms.

BEFORE:  Old "Asylum Gray" Ceiling Fan

They were so depressing!  I can't believe we kept them for so long.  The new fans look so much better and make everything around them look better!

AFTER:  Beautiful New Bedroom Ceiling Fan

AFTER:  Fun New Playroom Ceiling Fan

We continue to slowly build the character of our house with one small change at a time.  This weekend we made some pretty big changes.  Four new ceiling fans, two new hall lights and one replacement pendant.

Our dining room also has a new ceiling fan.  I know, it's a lot of ceiling fans.  And according to some designers, ceiling fans are a design no-no.  But in the Midwest, humidity rules some of our design choices.  And we need ceiling fans to fight that humidity!!

Our dining room fan had seen better days.  The shades were stained and falling off.  And the style didn't really appeal to us or compliment our style.  And yes, three out of the four light bulbs were burned out!!

BEFORE:  Looking Sad and Past Its Prime Dining Room Fan

But we found one that looks good and goes with our style!!

AFTER:  Lovely New Dining Room Light

By the way, not only were our fans pretty ugly and sad, they were dangerous!!  Holding them up were the tiniest screws I have ever seen.  Below is a picture of one of the screws holding up the old fans and next to it is one of the screws that came with the new fans!!  WOW!

Tiny Screw, Big Problem!!

Well, one character-building exercise done, many more to go!!  But it's working.  Things are really shaping up!

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer,
    The new fans look great! Now we know why they was the screws.
    Love, mom


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