Replacing the fan in the master bedroom seemed like a pretty dang easy project. After all, we had already removed a couple fans, so installing one couldn’t be that different right? Ha. Hahaha. We’ll take a moment of silence for Evan’s fingers and then we’ll get started on the post.
So here’s how the old fan looked in our bedroom. Not absolutely terrible- but we did feel that it really dated the room.
It especially revealed it’s age when you took a closer look. Mmmm, dat glass…
So Evan, with his height and all, got to work disassembling the fan. He started with the blades and light covers.
After he removed the base and snipped the wires (don’t worry, the power was off!) we were pretty confident it was going to be smooth sailing. But then we saw these.
A bunch of nails- NAILS- holding our fan into a ceiling joist. No mounting kit, no screws. This meant it was going to be WAY harder to remove this thing.
Evan finally managed to pry them out, but those five nails cost him about half an hour and the use of his index finger (it’s hard to simultaneously use a hammer and pliers above your head while on a ladder. Would not recommend).
You can see by the multiple gouge marks on the nails (oh and the one that BROKE IN HALF) that this was quite a battle.
The good news is that after this, installing the new fan was a breeze (Ha! A breeze! I’ll see myself out…)
Evan installed the base and the down rod (so that it would hang lower than the ceiling, like our old one). Then I hopped up and spackled/painted around the edges of the base, where we had kinda beat up the ceiling trying to get the old fan out.
Then it was on with the blades and the lights! :D
Somehow after that we never took an after picture… so I went and took one today! (Psst, you can check out the details of how our room has evolved over the past year here).
We feel like the new fan suits the room MUCH better. The brushed silver ties in with the lamps and bed frame, and overall the look is way more sleek and modern. Woohoo!