Monday, April 26, 2010

House Adventures #1: Master Disaster

Hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch

Hello everyone! Happy Spring! Can't believe April's almost done!

So sorry haven't been posting for a while. As you know, we moved and so being new homeowners, we are delving into completely new territory. Hence my post today...

This is my new Master Bedroom; spacious, raised ceiling, two separate walk-ins, plush carpeting and huge windows and a bay. Lovely, lovely, lovely...

I was sold on this room. So of course, I took this picture. Making sure I get to show off the raised ceiling housing the original ceiling fan. It works, so no hurry to change it on our part.

Well... The day after we got the keys, we met with our ceiling retexturing guy (popcorn gotta go!), we all went up to the master to talk options. Mr. Man noticed that one of the blades were tilted down so he went up to it. Before he can touch it, it broke! And fell just barely missing his head! (I guess the poor fan couldn't handle another decade of use (LOL). Actually, I was secretly hoping to change all the old ones ASAP, so talk about great coinkidink!)
So 5 becomes 4, but since it broke at the arm, it became instantly unusable... *mad face*
(closer look of the damage. broken blade on the carpet)

What to do? (or should I say... What Now?) :-) No problem. I had one I owned in Arizona, in the storage. So off we go there to fix this dilemma. We get there ready only to realize that it's buried way back and don't know exactly where! Nice...

What Now? ("Brain" says, That's ok, I can wait. Summer's not for a few months away and the weather's been cool. We'll just open all the windows. Then my mom calls while we were dining out with the whole family with some good news!)

My F&MIL's were over for two weeks to help us move (LOVE THEM) and they agreed we can wait until we can grab the fan out of the storage. But we were all so happy when we realized Mr. Man and I didn't have to wait at all! Off to Western Union!

So... Presto-chang-0! With my mom's housewarming gift, we were off to the nearest Lowe's to pick out a new ceiling fan! I followed my Mama's instructions: "Get exactly the one I want." (Listen to your moms, they know what they're talking about. LOL) And with my mom in-law helping to make sure Mr. Man got to see what he's doing and that he didn't fall (I was the photographer) while Mr. Man's gladly installed it, we now enjoy a new ceiling fan! Yay!!!

It's the one we both fell in love with the last time we were at Lowe's.
He assembled the whole fan on the floor and installed it as one piece. It was heavy because of the separate motors for the fan and light. And as a surprise gift to me, hubby sprung for a remote control! He's a keeper!
There's my wonderful MIL. She's such a great lady. (Glad my ILs came and helped us pack, move, pack... Good thing, we moved only 2 minutes away from our old apartment.)
And here's my new fan! (see the antenna for the remote peeking?) I love those blades!

And there you have it... Master Disaster and how we "morphed" a problem into a solution!

Susan, our lovely host; thank you once again for letting us have fun "changing" our lives one project at a time.

Heart to all of you who stopped by!

TABLESCAPING IDEAS: (Brain is so happy with her new house!) Need candles for your next tablescape? Candle too used but scent is just your fave? No problem! Cut the used portion part and shape your newly carved candles and incorporate them into an eclectic and chic new table for the "piece de resistance"!


  1. OH!!!! I love those fans that look like giant leaves! Beautiful change!

  2. My goodness Chandy, you're here and you surprised me! I htought you disappeared forever but I am glad you did not. I love that fan, pretty blades, very tropical. Aren't you glad the old fan broke? LOL! Your bedroom is so nice with that big window and the ceiling. 2 separate walk ins sound really nice too. Thanks for stopping by. The new baby is fine, getting so big so fast. He is so fat, lol! They are visiting the end of May and I cannot wait to hold him and his big brother again. I miss them so much! Congrats new homeowners!...Christine

  3. Hey Chandy! Good to see you! Congrats on your new home..Lots of room for all your dishes!
    Best of Luck!

  4. Thank you Michelle!

    And Christine, when you see that baby, hug away! I can't wait to have all the OLD fans changed out!

  5. Hello Kathleen! I know, I can't wait!

  6. Hi Chandy,
    So good to see you here again! We thought we lost you! Love your new Master, those windows are really wonderful! And the new fan looks very lovely. Come around more often,

  7. Cindy, I'd love to and will work on it for sure! Thanks!

  8. Chandy, such a nice room and I love the new fan. I am so happy for you to be in your new home. I know you will have a wonderful time decorating. I do hope as you arrange all those table tops you will join my Table Top Tuesday. Love to have you. Hugs, Marty

  9. Chandy, love the new master bedroom, and your new fan is lovely!!! Just waiting for more tablescaping to come!

  10. Yeah ! Glad everything went well and you are all settling into your new home...Love that fan...those came out after I chose the one for my master time...wink, wink !

  11. Congrats on your new home. The fan is a nice change! Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.


  12. Chandy, Love your new bedroom and the fan....

    I am very happy for you, hope your new home brings you much happiness.


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  14. Ahhhhh. So much better. Don't you love those tropical looking paddle fans? We did a similar switch out last year on two of our fans. Two more to go. You have me inspired again.

  15. Hi Chandy,
    Thought I'd drop by and see how you're doing. Congratulations on your new home! I like your new ceiling fan too. Now that it's almost summer vacation, I hope to get back to blogging more frequently. I'll check back again often. Take care!

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  17. I love the way it looks all lit up. Congratulations on your new home. Would like to see pictures when are ready


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