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« on: April 02, 2010 01:16:56 PM »

Okay, clever ones! Can I do anything with this:


It's three or four feet tall, and HEAVY. I'm not sure what it's made out of, but it's solid. The motor still works fine; it was in the ceiling of our home, and it was like a prehistoric cooling/circulation system. I kinda don't want to get rid of it because it looks like a giant boat screw, but I can't put it back in the ceiling. The motor could probably be removed to make it decorative, but I can't exactly hang it on the wall.

Second is the Window to Nowhere:


For awhile it had been sealed up with drywall and paneling, but I pulled it all off this week and I'm wondering how I can use it. It's kind of cool, but right now the kids and dogs are using it as a primary door bypass! Should I keep it or seal it up?

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010 01:24:29 PM »

I'm not sure what to do with the fan, but I'm lovin' the window.  I think you should keep it!  Maybe give it shutters so you can seal it off when you want.   And maybe a windowsill flowerbed just to dress it up!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010 01:57:04 PM »

I would totally put stained glass in the window and back light it... it's pretty random but awesome.  As for the fan, I have no idea, but I would recycle it or sell it for scrap if nothing else
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010 04:13:14 PM »

Hmm... maybe you could take the fan blade, mount it on a pole, paint it up and stick it in your yard like a giant flower?  Or you could do a mural on your wall of a boat sailing off into the sunset and mount the fan blade (minus frame and motor) on the back of the boat.  Or if you like the industrial look of it you could just take the motor off, make a table frame to hold it up and slap a piece of glass on top...
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010 04:21:38 PM »

You could mount shelves in the window and then you could see your knick-knacks from both rooms.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010 07:32:41 PM »

Wow, christinad, I REALLY like the table idea! Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010 01:27:20 PM »

My sister has a fan that is 5 or 6 feet high and she has is out on her lawn. She likes to see the blades move in the wind. If you removed the motor, the blades would probably move freely. It would be pretty in your yard near a fense to give some texture and dept to a garden.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010 01:34:15 PM »

My sister has a fan that is 5 or 6 feet high and she has is out on her lawn. She likes to see the blades move in the wind. If you removed the motor, the blades would probably move freely. It would be pretty in your yard near a fense to give some texture and dept to a garden.

I bet it would look really cool with some pole beans, morning glories, or other vine plant growing all throughout it.
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