Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Tiny Bit of Bling

Let take a look at the dining area of our house.  Here is how it started...

...and here it is the last time you saw it.  I think.  I mean...for all I know I may have sneaked a few updated pictures in since then.  This is after removing the carpet, replacing the floors, tearing down the paneling, skimcoating the entire room, and painting.  Not to mention refinishing the table, and making our little curtains - which I never actually addressed on the blog because I am still not 100% sure on them, and in the interest of full disclosure they are held up with Velcro.  No joke.
Now...what I had strategically cropped out of the above picture was a monstrous ceiling fan.  I'm just not a ceiling fan person, not in my home anyway.  I know...people love them, I KNOW.  I just...am not one of those people.  PLUS -  it hung pretty low and Matt would hit his head on it almost every meal.

Ideally, I would have loved to reuse the beautiful chandelier we had bought at our last rental (you better believe we took it with us) but it is just WAY too big for our little place.  I mostly just wanted a simple drum pendant over the table, and then I stumbled across this baby at Lowes.  On Clearance, naturally.  I pretty much only buy lighting on clearance. I've never paid more than $40 for a light...it goes against my moral code.

I brought it home, switched off my electricity, and got to removing the old fan. Man..those suckers don't play around.  Eventually - I got the old fan down, and as an added bonus, I taught my two year old to say 'damnit'.  Mom of the Year.

After that it was a simple install of the new light...who is a little more fancy than I am used to...but she is growing on me. Currently we just have it swagged over to center it above the table, I would really prefer to move the light over there - but all things in time! At least Matt doesn't knock his head on it anymore!
Oh and look! That is where our tree is, in case you were wondering.  Our walls are still pretty bare - all things in time! I'm waiting for inspiration to strike.

How about one more before & progress...I feel like it's been a while since I posted one..
 You've come a long way little room...a long way...

12 comments:

  1. I really love your decorating style, this room is lovely (and your old dining room was too!)

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    1. Thank you! This house is a lot smaller than the last - and I am finding that I LOVE living in small spaces!

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  2. Seriously this room isn't even finished and I'm drooling over it! Bekah you really have a talent for putting rooms together! :)
    That light is so pretty, too. What a great find!

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    1. Thank you Ash! It's been a fun evolution here for sure!

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  3. Love that light! It's gorgeous! The dining room is looking good!

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  4. Were your ears ringing this morning?
    http://mailboxjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bekah_CountryMouseAmazingness.png

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    1. Oh my gosh! You guys are too sweet! Seriously - I can't even tell you both how much I appreciate your encouragement!

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  5. GORGEOUS!! I love that light! And I have to agree with Melanie and Ash on this one... you are a rockstar! :)

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  6. Do you do freelance work? Because I would totally love you to decorate my home! You have such a gift at finding potential in lackluster spaces... an eye I do NOT have :)

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    1. Haha thanks Nancy! I've learned its all about whatever makes you happy!

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