While my family was here to visit over Christmas, I enlisted my dad to help around the house, as always :)
One big task was installing our new dining room chandelier. Within a matter of 15 minutes, my dad had it up and running. Thanks Dad!!!!
And here it is...
The chandelier is to the trade and can be ordered through me (email for info).
The dining room has also been 95% painted. This room is really hard to photograph because of the large bay window, so I will have to show it to you in sections.
The thin strip right below the ceiling is the section that has yet to be painted. I am trying to decide if I want to paint it white (like the ceiling) or purple (like the walls). I'm leaning towards white to give the illusion of a very thick molding.
I really LOVE this color. It's Kalamata Olive by Martha Stewart (Home Depot). Depending on the lighting and time of day, it can look anywhere from eggplant to deep dark brown to black. But it NEVER looks Barney purple, which is what I didn't want ;)
I'm not a fan of corner built ins and I'm not sure exactly what I'll do with these yet. Maybe wallpaper? Or paint the backs purple? For now they hold all of our vintage barware.
If you remember, this is what it used to be:
And this was my board for it:
If you are curious about the old antique table that used to be in this room, it got moved to the kitchen and I LOVE it there. I will share pictures soon. And the brass upholstered chairs are just waiting for a good upholstery job :) It's all a work in progress as I'm sure you've learned by now.
On an unrelated note... I will be posting the January giveaway later today. Unfortunately I only have ONE item this month but it's a pretty cool one. Check back soon!
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