Or an alternate title for this post: Why You Should Never Bring Your Kids with You to Lowe's When Choosing a Ceiling Fan.
I'm a fan of ceiling fans. No pun intended but since I went there--they're really COOL and installing them is a BREEZE. Ha. Okay, I'm done. So we went to Lowe's the other day to pick out a ceiling fan. Mistake #1. Ya see, I was looking at their ad and saw that Hunter ceiling fans were 20% off for a limited time (Memorial Day sale). Plus Mitch had a coupon--$10 off $50 that expired on Monday. Why was this a mistake, you ask? 'Cause we felt pressured to get something right then and there. Which is really dumb, cause that's not how we roll. I mull decisions like these over for a while (actually we both do...we try not to make hasty purchases unless we totally LOVE something or it's super cheap). So there we were in Lowe's with our three boys who were relentlessly annoying each other (and us) by fighting over who gets to sit where in the "race cart" (well two out of the three were). So the whole experience wasn't fun and we ended up getting a fan (it wasn't even a Hunter:/) that we didn't hate but didn't love either. Let me back up and show you what was previously up in the boys' room and explain a few things.
So originally when we redid the boys' room, we took down the ceiling fan 'cause it was really dated. And in its place, Mitch rigged a lamp shade, turning it into a pendant light. I really liked how it looked but function-wise, it was a dud. I'm a lover of light so in the evenings when I'd turn the switch on and it was still pretty dark in their room, I cringed. Plus there's like zero air circulation in their room. So it had to go. Cuteness and all. And up this guy went (aka the Lowe's fan).
It's not horrible looking. It's just...eh. Here are some pros and cons: I like that it's ORB (oil rubbed bronze) so it kinda blends in against the dark ceiling. And I like those prong thingies that attach the blades to the center part--they're more modern-looking than most. What I don't like about it are the lights. I just don't think they go with that room. It's kinda hard to tell in the pictures but they have a marble faux finish and they're yellow-y. We could just swap out the globes for something else, but I didn't find anything at Lowe's that I liked. Plus, that's extra money we're shellin' out. And I wish the blades were darker.
So I'm not sure what the next step is. Maybe take it back? I'm now searching the internet for a fan I like. Something that has lights and looks somewhat modern-ish.
Here's what we have in the master bedroom and also in the living room and I love it. Just plain Jane.
And this is the one in Finn's room. Love it too. But the light is not overly bright, so I'd want something brighter for sure.
So what are your thoughts? Suck it up and keep our mediocre-looking fan or return it? After looking at it on here, it's really not THAT bad. It's just not FANtastic;) Okay, I'm really done this time. Promise.