First up I finally figured out a fix for my dining room light! I was struggling with what to do for a while when this came to me...
I had this large drum shade I got from my former showroom because it's a bit banged up. Luckily it was big enough to slip right over the existing fixture. With a little wire (don't look underneath too close!) it's a whole new fixture!
I think I'm going to add some trim to dress it up a little more. I also love that the drum directs light onto the table and the ceiling only, adds a little mood lighting!
Next I picked up this art from an antique store for $5.
The picture was pretty but the frame left a little to be desired. No problem!
I mixed together some gray and black until it was just the shade I wanted and tada! I like it much better now. When I took it apart I discovered the art is actually and illustration from a children's book mounted on faded black construction paper. I may change the matting at some point but it's fine for now.
What do you guys think? What can I do to dress up the shade to compliment the room? Have you made any changes to your home lately? Share!