Hi guys! I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! I had a blast. Although we did not make it to see any fireworks, I had a great time with family here at my house. And the first thing my son did as guests arrived was show them his room! I, of course was all smiles until I thought about what I haven’t changed in the room

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Oh the horror. I wondered if they even noticed the room. Or did the fan take center stage? Okay, maybe no one noticed the fan! But, I do. Every time I enter the room I look up. I’ve been sourcing light fixtures to replace the fan and here are a few that I’ve considered

I thought this would make for a cool fixture

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I always wanted to try to make a light fixture. But, I’m not sure if I’m up to a project (at this moment!).

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img00253-20100613-1420[1] (2) I asked (on twitter) what people thought about this light (from Home Depot) and Mrs. Limestone said that it reminds her of an interrogation light, Ha!

But then I saw this at Red Lobster while out to dinner with the boys

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Now I’m thinking the “interrogation” light fixture is a contender!

IMG00160-20100512-1358[1] (2) I like these (above), but I think it may give off too much light in the space. It reminds me of the fisherman's ceiling lamp from Pottery Barn. Maybe I can put it on a dimmer…


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A lot of people think these are too feminine, but I think they’re cool. TJ likes them too!

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And when I saw it being used in this room, I thought heck yeah it could work in a boys room!

I don’t know. There are so many options out there and any of them would be better than that ceiling fan. Hopefully I can make my decision by Friday. Hopefully…..


Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Your son is becoming a little design star. I really like the Artichoke looking one too. I can't wait to which one you pick.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Ha, the "interrogation" light looks pretty cool painted! Some great choices, I liked reading through the list of your options and hearing your thoughts on each. It must make you feel great that your son wanted to show off his room!! Janell

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I really like the industrial ones, and I think Knappa pendants are great - not feminine in my mind, instead, more of a classic!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Looks like blogger is having an issue with comments this morning!! Janell

Sing said...

Hey there. I like the blue light from Red Lobster : )

Mrs. Chic said...

I asked my son if he liked the light from home depot too - lol when he and I were shopping over the weekend - he said it looked like a garage light, lol

The fisherman's style lights are cute, maybe put it on a dimmer or use a spray paint frost for the glass part?

My son found a light he likes at Ikea - love that store so many lights

Anonymous said...

I have those fans. While you're waiting, I'd flip the blades over to the white side. It helps it disappear into the ceiling a little more.

Averill said...

Have you considered finding a nicer fan or are you def going with a fixture? I'm always so torn when it comes to ceiling fans. LOVE a fan but hate how 98% of them look.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I hate ceiling fans... so I'm loving this post :).

I think that TJ knows what he's talking about, let him pick his favorite!

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