When we moved into our home a little over a year ago, this is what our dining room looked like:
Horrifying, I know. This room is affectionately known as “The Barny Massacre Room”. We’ve come a long way, this room and me.
I’ve made tons of progress so far on the room. I’ve painted, hung moulding, and refinished a table!
But that chandelier has been on my hit-list since the day we moved in. If you’ve read this blog at all, you know that I’m totally head-over-heels obsessed with the West Elm Capiz Chandelier.
I’ve been putting off purchasing it though because at 300 bucks, it’s not like I can just stroll in there one day and pick it up.
On Memorial Day, that day finally arrived. I saved my pennies for a long time, and finally was able to drive down to the West Elm store and pick up my very own capiz chandelier.
Don’t let Ben fool you. This is the only helping he did at all. He took down the old chandy for me because it was really heavy. I installed the new one MYSELF. 🙂
And here she is, all installed and looking fabulous (minus the messy room).
This room is VERY hard to photograph. Partly because of my cheap point-and-shoot and total lack of photography skills, and partly because we don’t have blinds on the huge window. Blinds are definitely on the to-do list, but I’d rather spend my money on a new chandelier than blinds. lol.
Total eye candy. This piece transforms the entire room and also really makes my table seem so current. I’m so glad I went with my gut on this one.
When you walk into my home I’ve got this little cut out that you can see from the front door. Any visitors who come to my house get to see this view the second my door opens. Swoon.
If you brush your fingers along the capiz shells, they sound like a pretty wind chime. Music to my ears.
Sorry for so many photos. I just am so smitten with this new piece of art.
I’m probably going to start working on the chairs soon, so stay tuned for that. I think I’ve found a fabric I like, so now I can get crackin’ on that “little” project (ha! I’ve got 10 chairs!). Also, as soon as I find a curtain rod I love that doesn’t make me choke on the price, I’ll be hanging up my curtains as well.
I’m sure my room makeover has taken longer than any other room makeover in the history of rooms (we are pushing a year now on this room!), but I think it will be worth the wait in the end. One can hope.
Before & Progress so far:
* Oh, and double bonus to any of you that realized I took the fabric back off the glass candle holders on my table (I showed you a glimpse in this video). I’ve decided to go another direction with the centerpiece and I think I’ll like it even better.
Have a happy Monday and an excellent week my friends!