When I redid the baby's nursery with the nautical theme, I was stuck with an ugly ceiling fan and a tiny budget. Removing it completely wasn't an option because this room is over the garage and really NEEDS a ceiling fan (I personally am a ceiling fan hater, but you do what you have to do!)
Here is what the fan looked like back when the room was an office/guest bedroom:
Builders grade white with some pretty awful frosted glass tulip shades. Not at ALL the look I was going for. And once the room was in progress it was very clear the ceiling fan style didn't fit in:
What I really wanted was a more industrial, nautical or even retro look. When I was googling for ceiling fan styles I came across this one and really liked the look:
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! That would be 1/3 of my whole budget. Yeah.. not happening.
As fate would have it though, as I was walking through the flea market, looking for treasures I stumbled upon a box of vintage bed springs for $1 each.
Using the exsisting mounting screws, I replaced the shades with the newly shortened springs.
Is it ideal? No.
Would I rather have the $400 one? Definitely.
Is it pretty good for $3? Absolutely.
The perfect KIM SIX FIX!