All three bedrooms have horribly outdated ceiling fans similar to the one that I removed from my office. I'm not one to throw things out just because they're old. But, if something can't age gracefully then she just won't cut it. There's nothing graceful about this ceiling fan. Out.
Given that S is in paradise somewhere and that I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy this weekend, I decided to go with a try-it-out approach, rather than jump into hard-wiring the light. I held it up in the guest room and as I stood there "testing it out" a light bulb went off in my head. Ha. Why not use this as a temporary light in the bedroom instead of the guest room, then we can switch it up when I find the perfect bedroom light? Off to the bedroom.
As I did with my office, I removed the fan paddles and glass bulb shades then gave the whole thing a good dusting with my fabulous new Crate & Barrel microfiber dusting cloth (which I love and highly recommend). Then I took just the shade from the fixture and using three zip ties, attached it to the three bulb sockets of the ceiling fan unit. Easy? Yes. Perfect? Ah, no, the big brass thing is still there.