As I have said before, there is nothing better than getting something for free and turning it into something useful. My uncle gave my husband a fan in box. The outside picture was beautiful and at first I thought maybe he had hit the jackpot. Instead it was his old fan in his new fan's box. The fan was not really in style anymore and it definitely would not match anything in our house. I had come to the conclusion that we too should just throw it away, but then I figured it couldn't hurt to just experiment a little with it. This is what we started with.