I’ve been making a few changes to my dining room over the last couple of months. It’s really taken me longer then I thought. But, that’s really the thing with designing and decorating on a very small budget. You have to be patient. You’re not always going to find the deal immediately. Remember, I sold my table before I had a new one. But, then I scored an amazing Danish mid century one from Craigslist in San Diego. And the chairs were also difficult. It ended up that I had chosen West Elm chairs that had be discontinued. So I had only one and ended up finding 3 more somewhere in Texas and had them shipped to me.
But, the final piece made the space – my new Lamps Plus industrial chandelier. I chose this gorgeous 28″ wide, 12 edison bulb chandelier. I feel like a real grown up with a real chandelier in my home. It’s big and bold and super sophisticated. I think it’s really important to add just a splash of high end decor to any space. For the most part, my look is very thrifted and diy-ish, so I believe this gorgeous chandelier elevates my space.
This room represents my personal style so much better now. My old table was just fine, but the lines and shape of my new/old table are so much better. We’ve already had lots of company over and we can easily fit 8-10 folks at this table. I think it all plays well with my 1920s built-ins as well. And maybe it just looks disjointed and amateur, but that’s probably because I am both. Either way, I love it.