Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Chandelier

When we moved into our house the light fixtures were already installed by the builder. Of course, they don't put in the best or most expensive. One by one we changed out the fixtures to ones we liked better. The dining room chandelier was one of the last to go. We recently purchased a new one and installed it.

This is the old one.


Another view.


We decided to put up a medallion with the new light. It makes such a difference, don't you think?

It has taken some getting used to. This one is much larger and heavier. My sister came for a visit recently and thought it was soooo big. (lol) In comparison she's right.



We love the style and looks of it. Better late than never.




Thanks for stopping at my Show & Tell. Be sure to visit more of them at Kelli's There is no place like home . Have a safe weekend.

37 comments:

Heather said...

it looks gorgeous and grand! i love the medallion that goes with it! what a great investment!

Susan said...

Very nice.
Susan

ceekay said...

Glad you got what you wanted! Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Loooooking Goooood!!! Love it!

Dawn said...

Beautiful! Just don't bump your head!

Bethany Hudson said...

Beautiful! What a difference.
~Bethany

Tamara Jansen said...

I LOVE your chandelier! Perfect balance :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

That is a beautiful chandelier...thanks for sharing with us...

Jackie said...

This is so beautiful! You did a great job picking out the new one. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

P.S. Come on over to my blog for more show and tell fun!

Smilingsal said...

I think it looks much better. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/04/show-and-tell-friday-my-questionable.html

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Great improvement; it gives your home a classy look.
Have a good weekend.
Brenda

CouponAlbum said...

Nice pictures of your gorgeous looking chandelier!! It is prefect for your house!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

My Show n Tell is some of my treasured roses and amaryllis this week. Come by and enjoy the sweet fragrance and beauty.

Happy Friday.

Sandra said...

I do like your new one much better.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your new chandelier adds a much lighter touch to your dining room. Thank you for sharing with us.

Gina

Jadehollow said...

So Beautiful .. Huge difference. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Susan B said...

Very pretty chandelier! Thank you for sharing.

Janice said...

Yes, it may be bigger, but it looks so much more 'in keeping' with your room. Thanks for sharing.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love your new chandy. I put one up and with a small medallion. Now I wish I would have went with a larger medallion.

BTW, my master bedroom looks almost exactly like yours. I even have a cedar chest at the foot of my bed. I may copy your idea of a pillow to top the cedar chest. I can't add the tassles, though. Any tassels that the dog can get to are gone in one day. (Bad dog.)

char72 said...

The new fixture is beautiful. I like the larger size. We have changed most of the light fixtures in our house too and faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. It's nice to have something you like rather than what the builder chose.
Charlotte

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting you via Kelli's Show and Tell blog train!

LOVE the new chandelier. It looks perfect there.

My husband bought me a very beautiful small black one for our bedroom two years ago... sigh, there it sits. Someday, someday.

Thx for sharing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Did your builder also build my house?? Our light fixtures were horrible! We just recently changed out the last as well, the dinning room! Love yours!!!

Pink Slippers said...

Looks great!
I love looking at chandeliers in the store.
Wendy

Mary Anne said...

That's a beautiful chandelier. It looks very nice in your dining room. Thanks for stopping by Marigold Manor and commenting on my bunny collection;-)

Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

Kim said...

Great improvement! I really like the medallian.

Martha said...

It's beautiful and I do think that so many people undersize chandeliers for rooms. We LOVE chandeliers and even have them in our bedrooms. The bigger the better!

. said...

Very nice indeed.

Alfazema

Lisa Ann said...

It's beautiful! Love the ceiling.

Christine said...

This looks beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

Much better scale for that area! I love it...

Blessings,
Susie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's amazing what a difference the change made! It's beautiful, I wish I had looked at it closely when we were there.

Katherine

Melissa Miller said...

LOVE it!

It is stunning! :)

Susan said...

I really like it! It looks rich and handsome. I like your colors, too!
Susan

Leann said...

I really like it. It seems more romantic than the other one.

Southern Lady said...

Hi ...

Thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad it led me to your pretty blog.

I love your new chandelier ... what an amazing transformation. It's just beautiful!

I enjoyed visiting your blog and will be back to visit again soon.

Sincerely,

Janie

Hollace said...

I really do like the new chandelier. It reinforces the shape of the round mirror and gives greater impact to the room.

I also want to thank you for your encouragement on our basement project--yes, I will show the finished rooms if it happens in my lifetime =)

Joy said...

I love it..very pretty! It makes a big difference in the room.