Sunday, December 28

Easy Ceiling Fan Update and Linky Party #208


Hi Everyone!
How was your Christmas? Ours was really great. My back is feeling better and even though I still have to take it slow, I'm starting to get back to some projects I postponed.
One of the projects was to update 3 of my ceiling fans. One of them has a mason jar on it and I was going to remove the jar and then changed my mind. The other two had the basic round globe light cover. So boring.
One day at Goodwill, I found these metal cylinders for $1.99. each. I think they're to hold candle pillars. There were two of the shorter ones and one long. I bought all three.

The fans had the energy efficient curly looking bulbs and I wanted something more decorative to go with the see through cages. I left the bulb inside the mason jar, but I bought two garage door bulbs, which were less expensive than the trendy vintage looking bulbs and brighter too. I also bought a pack of miniature zip ties from the dollar store.

It was super easy to attach the cages and only took 2 zip ties per ceiling fan.

I really like how they turned out and it's amazing what a difference updated lighting can do for a room! Sorry about the picture quality, I took these on an overcast day and just couldn't get it right.

I don't know if you can tell very much, but they make a really interesting and beautiful patterns on the wall when turned on. I'll try to take better pictures of them in future posts, so you can see better! 

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Have a blessed week,


  1. HI Mary thanks so much for featuring my Christmas Tour here today!!!! xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

  2. Happy New Year Mary. Thank you for hosting lovely parties all year.

  3. I like your idea for updating your fans what a great idea.
    I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  4. Nice idea on the fans! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy New Year!

  5. Oh my goodness, Mary, here you are with a back injury and you`re refitting light fixtures! lol. Take it easy, girl! They look great and so does your new header. So bright and welcoming :)
    Thanks so much for featuring my dish. You will really love roasted cauliflower. Even on it`s own with a little olive oil. it`s fantastic. Happy New Year!

  6. I love the light fixture! Thank you for hosting the party. Happy New Year!

  7. The post I linked up isn't a holiday post.....I hope that's okay!!!

  8. Hi, Mary. Thanks so much for hosting--here's wishing you the very best in 2015. ~Zuni

  9. I love the way your ceiling fan light came out! Thank you so much for featuring my Yule Log Cake - that really made my day. :)

  10. Oh my - love the ceiling fan; it turned out fabulously! Thanks for hosting the party. Wishing you a very happy 2015! Jane