We’ve been working on Etta’s room off and on for almost a year now! Go me! (I should finish a project every now and then, but I guess that is sort of over rated! Right?!)
The most recent addition is a new light and ceiling fan combo. In our house we don’t have air conditioning, and we rely on fans to control the temperature. In my daughter’s room, I don’t love having a fan on the floor they are like magnets for children, so ceiling fans are a must. And this new fan is SO fabulous!
The best part is that the fan blades are the upper blades, but the bottom blades rotate opposite of the way the top blades are moving, it is REALLY cool!
This is the light that was there (above), it is a great candidate for a makeover, check out this post for ideas… (and technically it it still there, we have yet to remove it! Nothing but quality, fully finished projects round here…) We actually added all new electrical wiring and a special type of light box that is made to secure to both joists to support a ceiling fan for this new light and centered it in the new bedroom space. I am not going to show you those steps, because that is something you need to consult with a professional about for safety.
If you do know how to install it, wash your hands often! I had to laugh at the dirty construction hand prints all over my brand new fan (but they wiped off really easily thankfully!!)
The whole project only took a little about 2 hours!! Finally! And Etta LOVES it!
What do you think?
P.S. there are some other great options by Craftmade that I especially love for kids in particular.
* I reached out to Build.com to work together on this project. They supplied the product for review, all opinions are mine.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.