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Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap

Since busting out the paint cans and rollers in our living room a few weeks ago, I set out on a massive ceiling fan hunt. Like no-turning-back-til-the-perfect-one-smacks-me-in-the-face kind of hunt. I know ceiling fans get a bad rap for being all “womp-womp”, but the one we finally chose has turned out to be the cherry on top of our living room. And it’s a miiiiighty purdy cherry.

Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap | blesserhouse.com - A bland, boring living room gets a makeover with a modern industrial farmhouse style ceiling fan - Casablanca Caneel Bay.

I have a confession though. I splurged. Which I never ever ever do.

But with using only half of our budget we alotted for living room furniture by finding an amazing set at IKEA, reusing a rug we already owned from our old master bedroom, massively transforming the entire room with just a couple of coats of paint, and using really inexpensive Craigslist finds for the rest of the space, Robert convinced me to choose what I really wanted.

And I could not get this Caneel Bay fan by Casablanca out of my head, so I didn’t really put up a fight.

Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap | blesserhouse.com - A bland, boring living room gets a makeover with a modern industrial farmhouse style ceiling fan - Casablanca Caneel Bay.

(Pay no mind to the wild cord situation on the mantel and the dirty brick. We’re working on that.)

Once this fan was installed, it was like a brand new room in here. I mean… I know the paint and furniture helps a lot but that little piece of ceiling candy is somethin’ else.

Don’t let this room fool you. All of the other rooms in the house are absolute chaos with stacked boxes and scattered tools and Rubbermaid bins exploding all over the place, but I’m so relieved to have a space where we can escape at the end of the day.

Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap | blesserhouse.com - A bland, boring living room gets a makeover with a modern industrial farmhouse style ceiling fan - Casablanca Caneel Bay.

It’s still hard to believe it looked so different a month ago…

Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap | blesserhouse.com - A bland, boring living room gets a makeover with a modern industrial farmhouse style ceiling fan - Casablanca Caneel Bay.

It was completely by accident that the raw wood blades of the fan match our gallery wall frames perfectly! (I shared the free printable set of those botanicals earlier this week if you want to snag them for one of your walls.)

We’ve been able to wrap up most of our breakfast nook too, which you can see a little peek of here…

Living Room Update: Ceiling Fan Swap | blesserhouse.com - A bland, boring living room gets a makeover with a modern industrial farmhouse style ceiling fan - Casablanca Caneel Bay.

I’ll share more about all of that later though.

If you’re curious about any of the other sources in this space so far, you can find all of it here: (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience.)

We still have a little bit left on the to-do list for in here before we call it finished though…

  • Hide TV cords with cord covers
  • Build a window seat bench to house cable box
  • Hang curtains? (Still undecided on that)
  • Lime wash or German smear the brick fireplace

But for now we’ll probably be taking a break on this space until we get a few more rooms painted and furniture in place and boxes unpacked. Fair warning: if you come over, you might be put to work. 😉

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  1. The fan looks fantasic – perfect choice. Oh, how I love your black painted doors & windows. I have almost the exact same set up in my living room, but my DH won’t budge on painting the white french doors & windows – the man has no vision!

  2. I am thinking that you might want to consider painting your mantel black to match your doors and window trim and then whitewash the brick. Right now, it just seems to disappear and I think the dark paint would make it pop! Love the new fan! We splurged on the fan for our family room when we built our house and I am so glad we spent the extra money!

  3. I have been stalking this very ceiling fan for our family room for MONTHS, especially since we have the Cartwright pendant from Birch Lane in our kitchen dining area, which is open to our family room. In the end, our ceilings are just too low to accommodate this, so I pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered the Channelside fan from Hunter. It’s like this fan’s less cool cousin. I hope I don’t regret it!

    1. I almost went with that one too! It was just a tad too small for this space. Thinking the Channelside might end up in one of our bedrooms eventually though. 🙂

  4. You found a fan that has character! Whoa 🙂 It looks great. If you want window treatments, could you go with the wispy thin white panels from IKEA or some DIY cornice boxes? I certainly understand why you wouldn’t want to cover the windows, they are such a great focal point!

    1. That’s exactly what I was thinking! Light, airy IKEA curtains will probably be the route we take if we do hang some.