I had added shades to try to update this 70's eyesore a bit...they helped but I still hated the shiny builder's brass finish and wanted it GONE!
Here's the back story:
I bought a new chandelier for the dining room a few years ago...but DH didn't want to put it up...he really loved this old brass one. I tried everything to convince him...showed him before and after magazine photos, innocently walked him through Pottery Barn a few times, hung it in the garage to show him how gorgeous it would look...even made him suffer through decorating shows on HGTV...but he still held out for the shiny brass one. Deciding that jeopardizing my happy marriage over a chandelier was pretty silly, I dejectedly placed the new one in the attic...where it sat for three years. Until last week. Surprise! I came home from school to find the ugly old chandy DOWN!
Even better, my
very dusty new chandelier was hanging in it's rightful place over the dining room table. Maybe this "Bye, Bye 70's" thing I've got going is starting to catch on with him!
Here's the new chandy in place. It's got a rubbed black finish instead of shiny brass...
which looks so much better with my black hutch...
and I love the change!
Who knows? Maybe I can get DH to give away his polyester leisure suit next!
This post is happily linked to:
Open House Thursday Party at No Minimalist Here
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Anything Goes Party at Type A Decorating
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Inspiration Board at Homework
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Farmhouse Friday at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life