Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Chandelier


The Chandelier is up and I'm happy with it... for now.

There are at least five pounds of shiny baubles and bling that went on... and then, came off...


I seem to only be able to tolerate simple lines...

And, I am moving VERY slowly in finishing up this room... it is STILL a work-in-progress.


So, for now the bauble and bling are in a drawer... who knows, maybe one day soon they will be back on again.  I ordered the chandelier from Overstock.com.  One piece was broken, but they replaced it very promptly (after we finally understood each other regarding WHICH piece was broken).

It was much, much less expensive than the one from Pottery Barn I had been pining for... taking that into consideration, there is a lot to be said for the old saying, "You get what you pay for."  ;)


Even though I'm going slowly... the dining room has come a long way from when we bought this house last year.  Just getting that carpet off the floor was a big improvement!  I'll do more photos to include the hardwood flooring  I if when I ever "finish". Ha!
 

Just couldn't have gotten that chandelier hung without my helper.  Have I mentioned that I adore my children?  ;)  Thank you, Zachary!! 

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius.  When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
~ Karl Menninger

blessings ~ tanna

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty! now you've got me curious to see who much extra bling it has. :)

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Tanna, you have done up the dining room very beautifully and it looks so comfortable.
http://chingchailah.blogspot.com/

Pammy Sue said...

You did a great job! It looks soooo much better. Very cool fur backs on the chairs! That table is great too.

Deb said...

Oh Tanna, you have chosen all my favorite colours so I'd be very happy in there.It looks gorgeous. And that window...wow!

From the Kitchen said...

I know what you mean about choosing the right anything. I am so bad about knowing what will work and what won't. Many times I've had to live with o.k. choices. I like the chandelier!

Best,
Bonnie

latabledenana said...

I came to visit earlier this morning..and this post wasn't here..glad I came back.
I love the eclectic feel of your dining room..the furry backs look so comfy.
I love adoring our children and Littles.
So lucky to have family.
Have a great week..

latabledenana said...

PS I am certain I have the same kaki pants you are wearing..did they have a tie thing going through the waist?

karen said...

love the chandelier and it looks like it has been there forever :) You have such an eye for interior design!

Erin Kate said...

that chandelier could not be more gorgeous or more fitting for your space! great eye !

Susan Sevig said...

I like the simple lines. Would feel very regal and pampered to dine at your table. You have beautiful taste.

Laurie said...

Hey Tanna, I would say that so far, it's pure gorgeousness! I love the board-n-batten you've done on the wall. I want to do that at the lake house. But, it's slow going for me right now, too. Hopefully, this summer I'll get many projects done. Take care. Talk soon.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful, with or without the twiddly bits! Good to have them though in case you do decide to add them in at a later date hey! xx

podso said...

Oh I'm so sorry about all that rain Sunday. :-( I agree with you on the simple lines of the chandelier. It's so pretty. And your dining room and the table--beautiful!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Your chandelier is beautiful. The dining room is gorgeous...I love it. I hope you and your beautiful family had a happy and blessed Easter. It has been difficult visiting with everyone lately. My brother went into cardiac arrest last week, fortunately he is getting better and stronger each day. I will try to stop by whenever I can. Blessings dear friend. Catherine xoxo

Dewena said...

I would have thought your chandelier was supposed to look like that if you hadn't told us the bling was put away. I love bling but this looks right with your room and table, simply elegant. And those white furry seat backs are so pretty!

Shug said...

THIS SURE DID MELT MY HEART. I LOVE THE CHANDELIER. OH MY...AND I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE ALL THE BLING ATTACHED TO IT. I ALSO LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE WALL RAILING. LOOKS FABULOUS. GREAT PHOTO OF YOU AND YOUR SON...HE IS QUITE HANDSOME!!

Linda said...

Beautiful room.....and the window is fantastic!
Love the photo of you and your son....
Besides being incredibly talented, you are so pretty!
I can imagine some lovely family meals in that room...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Precious photo of you and your son-love these kids!
Chandelier looks lovely and you were so wise to buy it from Overstock. We recently replaced some lighting and did the same thing-I am just thrilled with our decision and so happy we saved the money!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

janice15 said...

love the chandelier, it looks great.. Im not sure id like more bling either. I love the half paneling thats on the walls ive been thinking the same thing to do at my moms house in the dinning room.. Nice job with love Janice

April 8, 2015 at 12:07

Margaret Adamson said...

Your dining room looks so pretty, no more bling needed, just sit me down tot a lovely meal now please!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your dining room is looking wonderful! Such an inviting place to enjoy. And what a wonderful son you have.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

I adore you chandelier. It was so ingenious of you to leave off the bits!! It's perfect. Less is sooooo much more. It's fab!!! And I must say I love your dining room, it's so great. I can't believe it when I look at the before picture, ek!! Who would know, the house must be so glad you bought it. It's such a happy place now. Love,love it!
Love your helper too!!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Tanna,

Your dining room looks beautiful! Love that chandelier too!

Stephanie said...

Wow, the chandelier is gorgeous, my dear! What a beautiful addition to your dining room.

Happy Thursday! Hugs!

Tricia Buice said...

So happy you had some wonderful help. Nothing can replace the love we feel for our children. Do you think they know how much we love them? You are so an awesome decorator / visionary. Love the colors and everything about this wonderful room! Very nice to hear good things about an online transaction :) Have a lovely weekend.

Nonna Rose said...

I love the chandelier, and the dining room looks awesome! Let's talk about those chair covers...did you make them?

What a handsome son!

Kerin said...

Yay! Thanks to your sweet son, you have the chandelier up, and it looks great!

I'm a mom that adores her kids too, and they are such a blessing to me!!
They are always willing to help us out :)

Cute dining room set too.
Did you finish the set, or buy it that way?

Have a great weekend!!
~K.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Definitely an improvement. The chandelier looks so much nicer than the old light fixture. My Zack is not much help with anything. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Judy S. said...

it looks perfect just the way it is! Nice work. The room is lovely.

Janette Wright said...

I just love the light. I just put one up, vintage, and enjoying it. Your home looks great!! Cute picture of you and your son.

steph said...

i wish we had had a before and after 'bling' photo!! (I have a feeling I would opt for the un-blingy style, too! ) Looking great!

handmade by amalia said...

The inspiration room is gorgeous. I'm sure yours will be equally lovely, Tanna, just take your time and enjoy it.
Amalia
xo

Lynne said...

Pretty chandelier . . . (Much improved from the previous!)
Wonderful to have a sweet son helper, isn't it . . .
Looking forward to the wooden floor peak . . . (Carpet in a dining room needs to vanish here too). (Problem is, how to "marry" existing wood floors with new???)

La Table De Nana said...

Isn't that funny Tanna? Miles apart and we have the same.
I will miss them when they finally fall apart.I have had them for years.That fabric..just great.
I wear them all the time ..for walks on the beach on cooler days.. etc..

Mereknits said...

Your dining room is gorgeous and could be displayed in any home magazine. It looks fantastic and I agree, the chandelier is perfect just the way it is.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the chandelier--it reminds me of a Venetian glass design.I like your new window and all the wainscoting you put around the walls. I ahve no decorating talent--would you like to visit and give me suggestions? I need them!

Pondside said...

Sometimes we find that we just should have bought what we wanted on the first go 'round.......and sometimes we find that we come to quite like the second choice. Your second choice looks like a #1 to me!

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