So on Saturday, we got all impulsive and started tearing the drywall off this wall that we plan to remove.
The demolition was fun… BUT
This is where we stopped. Isn’t it attractive?
As it turns out, there’s an ill-placed air-duct-vent-like thing that runs up the wall in the most inconvenient possible place. So now we face some decisions. Do we make a pillar that’s strangely off-centered? Do we call in a professional to redirect the air vents ($$$). Isn’t there always some sort of unexpected snafu when tackling a major home improvement project like this? YES!
But it seems to fit right in with our month-long theme of unexpectedly complicated slash time-consuming projects. (speaking of… Nick’s ‘Bomb’ Project is finally done! I’ll post about it later in the week!). If ‘exposed brick’ is so IN these days, why not ‘exposed wall beams’? We’re going to be rocking this industrial look for awhile. Don’t hold your breath.
But we do have a special new addition to our living room to share… Nick has a thing for ceiling fans, and our old grody one was causing him some emotional anguish. Ain’t she purrrrty?
And as an added bonus, our new fan has a light-dimming feature! It comes in very handy in the evenings when we’re trying to get the girls tired and ready for bed.
I saved the sweet vintage globe from the old fan. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but I love the character with all those little bumpy things.
Anybody have a suggestion for what I could use it for? I thought about spray painting it a bright color and planting some flowers in it. Or wiring in a pendant light and hanging it from an industrial chain of some sort. But nothing is really jumping out at me, so I’ll just hang on to it for now. Let me know if you have any ideas!