As stated in the previous post about modern ceiling fans, Mr. Wright and I purchased the Lapa fan from The Modern Fan Company in Black. After waiting a few weeks, two of the fans finally arrived at our front door, one of the fans is on backorder. I immediately wanted to install the fans, but of course Mr. Wright wanted to wait and since I needed his help, I
patiently anxiously waited to complete the ceiling fan install.
Let me start by showing you the fan that was in the house when we purchase it in July. It probably was installed in the late 1980’s early 90’s.
Ceiling Fan Install Before
If you look closely at the above picture you can even the dirt that has collected on the fan. Yes, my friends that is real life. I don’t look closely at the fan everyday, so it wasn’t until we went to take it down that we realized the fan was so dirty.
I mean.. .aren’t you loving the shiny brass? The fan actually might look neat if you could antique the brass. I have heard that oven cleaner will age shiny brass. I am going to have to try it and see how it turns out. Although, I have no plans on using this fan in the house due to the pull strings. The clink when the metal pull string hits the glass light cover drives me insane. You all know the noise I am talking about.
Here are the shots from after the installation of the new fan. Can I get a drum roll please?
Ceiling Fan Install After
Overall, it took Mr. Wright and me about two hours to complete the install. Part of that was due to him having to crawl into the attic and reinforce the mounting point so this fan wouldn’t wobble. We also did take a break in the middle to drink mimosas and eat breakfast, so we potentially could have installed it faster if we had cared too. With this fan, there is no pull string so the constant clinking is no more.