Write that down in your D-I-Y journals people! I think we've come upon a revelation!
The fan was another Craig's List victory... We'd been hunting around online, but were failing to find a fan that was a.) affordable b.) white c.) had a light d.) only 42" across. Most of the fans we were finding were 54" in diameter, which looked like we'd be mounting an airplane propeller onto our bedroom ceiling. Not a desirable look... I kept checking Craig's list on the off chance something showed up, and lo and behold! I found one of these Minka Aire "Concept I Ceiling Fan" in white, still in its original unopened packaging, listed for about $200.00. This fan usually sells for $259.00-$369.00 depending on where you buy it, plus you pay tax and shipping, so we jumped at the chance to buy the Craig's List version for about $75.00 less than retail, and call an end to our searching. Excellent all around!
So that's where things stand with our progress so far. We're hoping to start in on the living room tomorrow, but we're also signed up for a baby CPR class tomorrow night, so that might eclipse most of the evening...
I swear we're going to get this renovation finished eventually!!! (Hopefully before August 18th, or this baby is going to be camping in the kitchen!)