Look!: Vintage Decorative Fan Over Bed

Look!: Vintage Decorative Fan Over Bed

Kyle Freeman
Sep 22, 2008

Last week we blogged about the Cambridge Antique Market, raving about the selection of affordable treasures. Case in point - we recently chanced upon this decorative Asian fan for $14 (was marked down 70% by dealer!). In the store we weren't too sure where we were going to use it at home but as some scavengers advise, if you fall in love with something and it's a ridiculously good price, go for it and figure out the details later...

We discovered that the fan was a perfect quasi-headboard for the cherished futon bed made by our brother in our spare bedroom where we spend a ton of time because it gets the best afternoon light in the apartment. The colors in the fan allowed us to finally uncover the blue accent wall that we had covered in obnoxiously bright fabric. (When we first painted the wall a couple years ago, we were instantly nonplussed with the blue color but due to our chemical sensitivity and not wanting to wait out another round of paint smell dissipating we just covered the wall in the aforementioned fabric.) The blues in the fan, which we installed by using a 2' West Elm picture ledge, finally make the blue accent wall make sense and we're delighted with the outcome.

We would be forever indebted to anyone who could translate the Chinese characters on the fan?!

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