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Thursday, July 29, 2010

My $3 Ceiling Fan

My front room, which we call the craft or computer room seems to be the hotest room in the summer and the coldest in the winter.  So when I spied a ceiling fan at a garage sale for $5.  I thought yes.  But Les thought no!  So the lady dropped the price to $3.  Score.  So I cleaned it up and painted it silver and black.  And heres how she looks in her new home.  I took a before picture but can find no trace of it.  But trust me it was ugly.  It was a dirty tan color with dried out fan blades.
Les now loves the lights.  You can turn on the top night light part.
Or turn on the bottom lights.  Or both.  So cool!!
We decided to get up in the attic to brace for the fan.  Good thing cause it was a mess up there.  Right where the light box was located at was also where two different roof slopes intercested.  It took some creative thinking to brace it.  It was very cramped and hot up there.  You guessed that yours truely got the honor of going into the attic.  I was covered in sweat and insulation.
We also had to add some pull chains and a new switch. And a mounting peice.  Which cost about $11 more dollars.  $14 for the whole thing.  Not bad.  And now we can work on the computer with a nice cool breeze.

3 comments:

House of Smith's said...

I love it!
Now when we sit and gripe and moan about our lives, we won't be hot!
LOL LOL.
jk.
Nice work!
~Shelley

Celeste B. said...

Cool! What a nice looking fan. I gave away a bunch of nice fans in Flagstaff...too bad I couldn't give them to you (too far away). Now I wish I had one of them for my dining room.

9cc8998e-fcb3-11e3-a638-2b637d323fba said...

I love the fan, what is the make and model number? I can't find anything that is even remotely close to that.