March 30, 2018
After moving into a new place, modifying the lighting fixtures was TOP priority! I quickly relocated a duo fan from over the kitchen table (where it didn't make sense anyway) to over the island. This way the air flow in the kitchen could be better handled.
Unfortunately, the duo fan had only a single light bulb and with the frosted glass, it barely put out any light. UGH!
So my creative mind got busy. Yay!
Replacing the duo fan light with our authentic Windmill chandelier for over the table was a 'no-brainer'. I wanted the Windmill light and the duo fan to blend together in styling the best I could while increasing the amount of light the duo fan gave off. Especially since they were literally in the same room.
I started first by removing the 'light kit' with the frosted glass. (below) I figured if I could keep the original hardware, it would look like it was always a part of the fan.
I clipped the ends of the black and white wire that held the halogen bulb keeping the original connections to the fan. (below)
I looked in my pile of "stuff" and found some hardware to cover the interior of the mounting hardware. Then I began to build the four lights. (below)
Now the duo fan mimics the Windmill chandelier and provides better Illumination.
My only thought is I might add some rustic bronze paint to the tips of the fan to create even more cohesiveness.
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