About a week and a half ago the light burned out in the ceiling fan in the craft room. Needless to say, light is pretty important in the craft room, so I ran out and bought a new ($10 halogen) light bulb, and it still didn't work. After a new battery in the remote and a bit of experimenting, I concluded that the receiver needed replacement. However, I really hate that ceiling fan. It is a 52" fan in a small bedroom, the light always flickers, it takes a stupid lightbulb, and doesn't give off a lot of light. Also, it's a very contemporary design in my early-20th century arts-and-crafts house.
And...while investigating the situation, I found this:
I am not convinced this is the best way to install a ceiling fan. Neither is my Home Improvement book from Home Depot. I decided that this was the ideal time to ditch the old guy and get something more appropriate.
(Also, note the highly-stripped screws. Thankfully, removing them wasn't a big deal.)
And an appropriate box:
Much better. Ahh. Messy, but closer to code.
And the finished product. More appropriate style and size, and three non-halogen 60-watt bulbs. And no stupid remote to eat 9v batteries!
I went looking for a white lamp, but decided I liked this one so much better than the white option. Oh well.