This is how our Dining room looked the day we moved in. By far not the worst looking room in the house but nonetheless, I had pictured a little something different. Notice how high the chandelier is hung?? That drove me crazzzzy!
My impatience once again got the best of me, and I decided to rip down the chair rail and paint the upper portion of the wall. And, we have lived with this mess for almost seven months. Luckily, my husband and I recently moved it to the top of our to-do-list and got busy.
|Overstock Old World Chandelier|
|Pottery Barn Weathervane Chandelier|
I found this chandelier at Overstock.com and knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I loved the Pottery Barn Weathervane Chandelier but it was out of our price range so I thought we could achieve a similar look with the Overstock light.
When it arrived the "candle" color just didn't appeal to me so I turned to my trusty can of spray paint to help me out.
I purchased some small shades at Lowe's and I think the final result makes such a statement. With the chandelier hanging at the appropriate height the room is much better lit. I am still thinking about a project for the shades to make them look a little more like the Pottery Barn version, but for now they'll do. ;)
We have done so much more to the room, but this post is getting a tad long. I'll post more tomorrow....hopefully!