Monday, October 25, 2010

Dining Room Makover- Part One: Lighting...

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 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!
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  1. You really did find a look-alike!
    I've had a good time looking around your blog :)

  2. Rachel,
    I LOVE the chandelier! I'm going to have to go see if I can find it for one of my clients--I think she'd love it, as well.
    Can't wait to read about what you did to those walls! They look incredible!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.


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