We go through phases of working on our 1920's home. We tackle a section of the remodel every couple of years, which means I go into a frenzy doing several projects at once while we have a contractor available. Then we get tired of all things home-related and take long breaks where we do nothing. See: the stack of framed photos in the corner of a room that never quite made it to a gallery wall.
Right now we're knee-deep into a backyard overhaul, which naturally means I wanted to spruce up the dining room. The two big changes to the dining room - which, although rarely used for actual eating, sits in-between the kitchen and the rest of the first floor, so we're in it every day - are things we'd been eyeing for awhile before we finally pulled the trigger. They're also both pink. Pink is our family color.
Here is the dining room before:
And here it is after:
Adam is an old friend of The Gorilla's, and we had been coveting one of his gorgeous octopus chandeliers for a long time. The time (and color!) was right for this one, and we couldn't be more giddy about it.
When the electrician came to swap the chandeliers (the old one moved to my office upstairs), I asked him if it was too weird for a home dining room. Without hesitating, he answered, "It fits this house, actually."
I'll take that as a compliment.