Monday, February 25, 2013

Adding a shade to your ceiling fan & Adding a bit of whimsy to the sconces

 After we finished painting Mackenzie's room and the hubby was putting the blades back on her ceiling fan, I really didn't want to put back the UGLY light fixture (globe) that went with it! So I tried out the shade that was on one of her lamps and it worked perfectly and looked sooooo much better!
 I've seen this done around blogland a lot and always loved the look! The hubs just added a washer and two nuts to secure it tightly and then we added the little finial back at the end. 
A much better look, don't ya think?
Moving on to the sconces over her bed...every girl loves a little zebra print! I found these cute shades in Hobby Lobby.
I even removed the fabric cord cover and replaced it with this plastic one and painted it the same color as the wall. I liked the look of the fabric one but it was a big dust collector!
         Hope your all having a super weekend!!
               Next up... the full room reveal!
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51 comments:

Ron said...

Wow. Both look awesome, Martina. Where did you find the plastic cord covers? I like the cleaness of the covers. Have a great Sunday.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely look on the ceiling fan instead of the globes. The zebra sconce is so cool too!

Have a great day!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luving the Zebra!
I am looking at the ceiling fan in a whole new light now Martina... Hmmm... a shade instead of the frosted globe. I never liked the thing.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheers, Gee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great update to the fan. I wish I could get rid of the last two we have, but hubby says no.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great idea on the shade! It looks so good. I love the zebra shades on the sconce too.

Well done!
Pam

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the shade on the ceiling fan, looks amazing and the zebra shades are way too cute. Hugs, Marty

Babs said...

Great idea for the ceiling fan! Ceiling fans aren't my favorite decor item, but they certainly are functional. We have three of them, and I'm going to see if a lampshade will fit on them. Thanks for the inspiration. Cute zebra shades, too.

NanaDiana said...

It looks great, Martina. It's amazing how much impact even small changes can make, isn't it? xo Diana

Linda said...

Great idea on the shade...I want to spray the one in my sewing room to update it...I was thinking of getting new globes...this I like much better! Love the green chest too...I can't wait to see the finished room...you are so talented!!Have a happy Sunday!

Anne said...

Martina love this idea to add a shade to the fan!So much prettier.And those sconce shades are so chic too!Can't wait to see the reveal!
xx
Anne

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So true, ceiling fans are usually not much to look at...Both of these look great!
Can't wait to see the rest...
Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

The shade looks wonderful! I may try that on my daughter's ceiling fan. And I love hoe you covered the cord of the sconces...brilliant!

XO,
Jane

chateau chic said...

What a great idea to pretty up the light on the fan! Love the shade. I'll have to tuck that idea away to use.
Mary Alice

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Oh, I like the idea of adding a shade to the fan...and love the little zebra touches!! How cool!

At The Picket Fence said...

Simple projects with BIG impact! Everything looks great Martina! :-)
Vanessa

Danica said...

You can look at Hamptonbay-ceiling-fans.com for different types of ceiling fans for your homes. The items are guaranteed to be high quality and affordable as well.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love the new look!!

Shelia said...

You are just the smartest one, Martina! I love the lampshade on the ceiling fan! Are the bulbs just bare underneath or is something covering them? Love it! The little sconce is adorable and how great the plastic cover looks! You're an amazing gal and I'll bet you're tired now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Cindy said...

Those shades are all perfectly gorgeous! I love the looks of the one on the ceiling fan.

Cindy said...

Those shades are all perfectly gorgeous! I love the looks of the one on the ceiling fan.

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love the ceiling fan idea! My daughter would love the zebra shade...just so cute. Great job!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

That shade on the fan looks terrific! And who doesn't love a little as zebra print?! Looking forward to the room reveal...I know it will be lovely.Jane

Debbiedoo's said...

It's the little things Martina..looks great!

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Martina!!!!!

Great idea with using a shade instead of the globe. I always thought they were so ugly and generic.

What a great idea for the dust loving fabric and replacing it. Great choice!!

Now...The reveal....Can't wait!!!
Have a great week!!

Pam

Maria Elena said...

Martina, I so want to do this! I have been thinking about it for a while, specially for the one in my bedroom. I don't like the look of the fan, but it sure comes in handy in those hot Texas summer days. You guys did a great job. Thank you for the inspiration!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Both look amazing! Great idea using the shade with the ceiling fan! :)

Becca said...

Genius, Martina! The added shade really "classes up" the fan, and I LOVE the sconces ... whimsical and sophisticated! I know your daughter is loving all of these fun changes in her room!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the shade on the ceiling fan! The zebra shades really pop! I also like how you covered the cord and painted it to match the wall!

Savvy Seasons said...

Beautiful, I really love the look of both pieces. The ceiling fan looks wonderful with that shade, well done! XOXO ~Liz

Olive said...

Hi Martina, the shade softens the look of that fan. Ceiling fans are a must here in the Deep South and I have a really ugly one in my kitchen. You have inspired me. hugs, olive

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love fans! So useful during hot summer days. It's on my list to update a few with the drum shade. Looks great!

Allison said...

Nice looking! I have a sunroom fan we can't take down - need it in the summer. Need to add a light. Maybe a shade is the answer.

I hope you'll drop by to see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo - #83 at Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Designing Domesticity said...

Shades on ceiling fans are all the rage, aren't they. And I can see why - they look great! Excellent finishing touch. Can't wait to see the reveal. liz

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Both shades look great.

Barbara said...

Martina what a wonderful look for your ceiling fan and those zebra print shades on your sconces are just darling! Wishing you a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Judy K said...

The shade looks great on the ceiling fan. Perfect update.

Jemma said...

What fun ideas-love Hobby Lobby!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a smart idea, Martina. I have never seen this done! Your daughter must love her zebra lights!

Kelly said...

Those are some great ideas with lighting! The lampshade really adds a more updated look to your ceiling fan. Those cord covers are great aren't they? I like how you used it on that wall sconce. I've used it before with cords against our baseboards.

Annclectic said...

It's one of those "why haven't I thought of that" moments!! Love the look and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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Staci Severns said...

Hey Martina! Good call on putting the shade instead of the original globe. I actually did the same thing with my ceiling fan, but I went ahead and repainted the blades too. :) Maybe you could consider painting those blades in zebra print. Haha!

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