Continuing on with the kitchen makeover, we have now at long last got the two lights in place. Our newest light, the ceiling fan, had to be ordered. It's called 'The Aviator', and I just love it!
I didn't even want to let anyone see the old ceiling fan/light before we got this one in place. It was dreadful, and as I mentioned before all four of the fan blades had fallen off at various times. The first blade to go made the fan uneven and we could no longer use the fan. It gets fairly hot and muggy in Ontario in summer, so we really missed that fan. It took us so long to find one that suited the space just right, but now I'm glad we waited.
|Isn't this just lovely?! See the little stubs where the blades broke off?|
Goodbye ugly fan ...
... and hello beauty!
Of course, you may notice the large off-coloured circle on the ceiling from the old light. We'll have to paint the ceiling, which I dread since normally you paint the ceiling first in a room so you don't get drips all over the walls. But one thing at a time :)
The installation of the fan was a nightmare for my husband. The original fan had not been secured to a wooden beam up in the attic, and it amazes me that the whole thing didn't crash on our heads! When he got up in the attic and was twisted through the crosswork of beams, he knew why the previous owner didn't bother. I'm glad my husband persevered though, even though the air was blue in the kitchen for about an hour while he struggled and strained ... the fan quickly cleared all that away on high speed ;)
Would you like to see it in action?
|Zippity Do Da!|
The only thing I don't like about this is that you have to use a remote control to adjust the fan speed and light setting. Not a huge deal, but my husband and I are not in agreement as to where we should stick this remote, so it sits on top of the microwave for now. I just hope we don't lose it before we find a good spot to stick it to the wall.
So there you go, a lovely new sleek fan that resembles an airplane propeller which my son thinks is cool
(and so do I).
Thanks for stopping by!