We are slowly moving along with the dining room makeover.

Last evening Bobby and I hung the new chandy… but first we had to figure out where all the crystals, that had fallen to the bottom of the box, were placed on the chandy. What a job!
Lost of crystals… REAL CRYSTALS… on tiny metal rings…

Once I had all the crystals on the chandy, Bobby hung it.
I just love it! The shade is somewhat translucent so the light of the 6 candles shines through it!

The chandy came from Overstocks.com… I can always find a great bargain there! It is called “TRIBECCA”. Click HERE for the link.

 We had just finished laying the hardwood floors and quater round molding the last two weeks.

And last week my new head chairs came home to StoneGable.

It’s just the beginning… as I continue to make over the dining room I’ll show you how I am progressing!The new oriental comes next week… I am thinking of replacing two of the chairs with an upholstered bench (the rest will be repainted and reupholstered)  and I am searching for some great window treatments!

Now if I could just finalize a paint color!


  1. says

    I’ll bet one of the greige colors would look great in here, Yvonne. I love your new chandy! I’ve always admired that style. I’d love to do something like that in our master bedroom. I think it caters to both male and female tastes. Unfortunately, the only ceiling fixture electrical holds a ceiling fan {which we use all year long}.

  2. says

    I LOVE it!!! Your new chandy is fabulous and I also love the new chairs and floor. Your home is GORGEOUS and I love your style!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. says

    This looks great! Those Chippendale chairs are just like my dining room chairs…I’m dying to do something new to them! Can’t wait to see how yours turn out! The room looks wonderful!

  4. says

    Oh it looks gorgeous sweet Ivonne. Your dining room looks grand..there’s always something about a crystal chandy! Can’t wait to see what your changes will be next!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. says

    Beautiful chandelier… and I have no doubts that when this room is complete well it’s going to look like a room out of a magazine…say “Traditional Home” or perhaps “House Beautiful” 2013 issue. I’ll wait and see:)

  6. says

    it’s simply beautiful yvonne! i love your “head” chairs and love the idea of a bench.

    i’ve bought a lot of things from overstock…they have such a great selection and reasonable prices.

    hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  7. Anonymous says

    Beautiful chandy and a beautiful dining room.

    I am sure many delicious meals will be enjoyed in this
    beautiful dining room.

    Denise Lamb

  8. says

    I adore how the shade covers the candlebulbs, yet allows them to show through when lighted! Elegance in lighting, indeed!!! Your dining room is moving quickly towards the finish line! Lovely before. . .a vision of loveliness ahead! Thanks for sharing your newest find with us!

  9. says

    Hi Vyonne! Oh your chandy is gorgeous. I’ve never seen one like this with a shade. Elegant and contemporary at the same time! :) Your dining room is looking so beautiful.
    Be a sweetie
    Shelia 😉

  10. Anonymous says

    for me i do not like the drum type over the crystals, you can’t see the whole effect of candle lighting, but that’s just me. but drum shadea remind me of the 50’s not a very good decorating time. but different stokes.i know it may be popular just not for me

  11. says

    Beautiful. Always enjoy seeing a makeover. Dont forget if you ever see another swan like yours email me or leave me a blog post I am searching high and low for one large like yours. Pink thoughts!

  12. says

    Yvonne! Your dining room is looking exquisite! I just love everything you have done so far. Aren’t those chandys just crazy when it comes to hanging all those crystals? It is like a glitz puzzle. You did great job and it is gorgeous! xo Diana

  13. says

    Hi Yvonne, I love your dining room and it’s lovely as is. I love everything you’ve done and this new chandy is gorgeous. I’m in love with the drum shade and the crystals. A beautiful choice. Cant’ wait to see what you do for window treatments. You have beautiful taste.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

    The French Hutch

  14. says

    Very pretty especially the new chairs. Although benches look nice and are on trend, as someone who has sat at them they are not very comfortable or practical. There is no back support and when once person needs to get up from the table the bench needs to be moved by both people. It is also hard to scoot it up close to the table. Try taking your hubby and using one together and see before you decide.

  15. says

    Your chandy and dining room are so beautiful and serene. I am so enjoying your blog, it is like a breath of fresh air every day. As I look at your dining room a fabric for your window treatments came to mind. American Alpaca Textiles (http://www.americanalpacatextiles.com)has a beautiful light and airy fabric called Strata in their earth collection – and they are in Pennsylvania too! (I am not connected to the company in any way except that I too raise alpacas)

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