i am getting to be pretty satisfied with my living room/dining room area. (a place that has always felt..not very us).
for instance, the chandelier over the kitchen table. when we moved in, it was brass! we slapped a coat of black spray paint on it to make it go from this (take note of that delicious wallpaper border that was throughout the entire house).
much better. but recently, i've been wanting a change (who'd have guessed?)
so i tried taking off those little lampshades. it really brightened up the room,
but i put the shades right back on.
i always see chandelier shades in ballard design, so i whipped out my magazine and
spotted these little beauties
and then realized replacing my shades would cost me over 100 beans!!
needless to say, i'm in search of a new light fixture.
WHAT WE'VE DONE TO MAKE THE DINING AREA MORE US:
great grandma's 100+ year old table
4 white parsons chairs