My house continues to be a work in progress - I am ALWAYS doing something, but I believe I've finally 'finished' the kitchen. We hung this light when we first moved in. It was a $10 ebay find. I have matching pendent lights over the island as well.
I had this new chandelier in the garage - sitting there for the past 2 yrs. I didn't know what to do with it b/c it was silver. We don't have anything silver in our house. WELL, since I started blogging and reading all kinds of design blogs, I discovered a $3 can of black satin spray paint would transform this joker!
I love it so much better over the table and it really adds a lot of light in the room - considering this is where we spend a TON of time! My friend found the shades at Stein Mart on clearance w/add'l 40% so I paid about $3/each. They are olive green with a black damask print on them. I think I'm going to add some olive green eyelash trim to the shades as well. I also added the "Bon Appetite" sign above the window and I moved the apothecary jars there when we had a party - to get them out of the way - but I think I may leave them there. Just mix things up a bit!
The chandelier was a $30 find on ebay ~ I saw it in Lowe's for over $100 ... so I think I did pretty good!