Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Chandelier - My first Metamorphosis Monday

I love Metamorphosis Monday and have been a fan but have never this will be my first Metamorphosis  post.   Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch  for always being such a wonderful hostess.

We inherited my mother-in-law's Thomasville dining room suite this past summer.  I have been  working on transforming the room from a formal living room to a formal dining room.  We've  changed from a striped wallpaper to a neutral creme color on the walls.  I probably will go darker, but I wanted a clean slate to start with as picking a color can be overwhelming to me, especially darker colors.    Now that I've lived with the furniture for several months I am beginning to develop a color scheme of what I would like the finished room to look like...the work is still in progress...but I thought I would share my new chandelier we installed just in time for the holidays.  What started out as a "simple project" ended up taking us most of a weekend, and we took back two chandeliers because they just didn't look right.
Here is the room...a work in progress, we still need to hang the mirror.                                                  

Here is the ugly before....

and here is my new chandelier.

I still need to decorate it for Christmas....but will have to do that sometime this week. Next I am looking for window coverings to go over the wood blinds and fabric to cover the chair seats that will coordinate.  I am thinking along the lines of burgundy fabrics.   I would love to add crown moldings to the ceilings too but will have to wait until after the holidays.   I'll have to post the finished room someday!

Hope everyone has a great Monday and Holiday Season!


  1. I have a skinny tree too, I love it because i can walk around it, and it is still tall, great job on the tree and sideboard.,,

  2. Great job on your dining room, I love your header. Just found you through, Around The House, great blog. Hope you stop by and visit.

  3. Great first MM! I love your new chandelier and your tree in the dining room!Isn't it amazing how a simple job can turn into a project ? :) Great job--can't wait to see what you do next.

  4. Love your new chandelier! Welcome to the party! Nice to meet you!

    stop on by.....

    love, kelee

  5. Sonia, the whole room is looking very pretty. You picked the perfect chandelier. :)

  6. Your new chandelier looks great in your dining room :-) I like the warmth of the metal, and the shape works well with the backs of your chairs.

    Love your tall & thin Christmas tree in the corner :-)

    Thanks for stopping by our blog and checking out my office makeover :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  7. Love that chandelier!! Perfect for the room...and the room looks so festive, too

  8. Your new chandie looks beautiful! :)

  9. Oh, my, that looks decorated to me! Great chandelier.

  10. I love that chandelier!!! you did a great job so far...I can't wait to see more!


I love to hear from you!