Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dining Room Progress

Once upon a time, Kennedy and I went to Goodwill to find a tacky Christmas sweater and a white elephant gift for his work party.

We left without either, BUT I found the perfect chandelier for our dining room for only....wait for it....$25.00!

Also, we bought an ottoman for our living room that I plan on slip-covering once I find the fabric I want. More on that to come!

Here are some before and after photos of the dining room after my hunky husband wired the new light fixture. We went from a 2-bulb fixture to a 9-bulb fixture...imagine the transformation! Now look at it!

Before, this is how dark the room was in the middle of the day. It probably doesn't help to have a tree blocking some of the natural light, but that is seasonal and really didn't make much difference to the amount of light.

After! It's much brighter now, even though it's later in the day. The bad news is now you can see how undecorated it is...better get on that!

P.S. Can you see the crown molding that Kennedy hung in that tray ceiling? He's so talented. This is what the dining room looked like when we bought the house:
Here it is currently (again):

It's coming along!


Courtney said...

It turned out SO good! All of your posts make me want to buy a new house so I can re-decorate it. I'm getting bored of mine.

Sara D said...

Thanks Courtney! Your house is adorable, don't know how you are sick of it!

Stephanie Dean said...

Looks awesome! I'm calling you to help us with our new house!

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