dining room before & afterIt only took me two years but I finally decided on a chandelier for over the dining table. I rounded up a few of my favorites, way back when, but never pulled the trigger. Chandeliers are so expensive and I wanted something that would complement the other light fixtures but make a statement in it’s own right as well. When I saw this one on sale on Joss & Main, it was the extra nudge I needed to go for it. After all, I was really ready to be rid of the ho-hum white drum shade.

dining room before & after dining room before & afterSince I posted last on the dining room, we also removed the curtains and had these plantation shutters installed and now I can’t imagine them not there (well I guess I don’t have to, you can see it before, here).

dining room before & afterdining room before & afterAnd now the most satisfying part, the BEFORE and AFTERS…

dining room before dining room before & afterand AFTER!

When we first bought the house among a long list of other things, we had A LOT of de-yellowing to do. The walls, the ceilings, the floors, the exterior was all various shades of yellow. So we painted, sanded down and re-finished the original wood floors, removed tile in the kitchen and continued the oak hardwood throughout. We also busted through some walls, opening up the kitchen into the dining room and living space.

dining-room-before dining room before & afterand AFTER

Now it feels like we just put in the last piece of the puzzle and it’s time to sit back and take it all in… can someone please bring me a margarita?

To see all the renovation progress check here.
To see some dining room progress check here.
To see the before home tour check here.

Chandelier from Joss & Main (find it here in silver) // Alto Pendant Lamps by Cedar & Moss  // Kitchen Doors & Drawer fronts by SemiHandmade // Cabinets from Ikea // Dining Table by Organic Modernism // Dining Chairs are vintage // Hanging Chair from a Yard Sale // White Round Coffee/Entry Table from CB2 //  Rug by The Rug Warehouse // Stools by Organic Modernism // Butterfly Chair is a Vintage Hardoy // Cabinet paint colors: Pigeon & Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Floor Stain Color is Ebony by Minwax // Wall Color is Snowfall by Behr

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