I've shown you the changes to Becky's dining area with the new artwork, table & chair covers, and hutch re-do, and today we're going to tackle a focal point of the room - the light fixture. When remodeling a room, it is important not to overlook the lighting as it can really date a space. It can also be a low-cost update; often you don't have to replace an entire fixture - a can of spray paint or some new shades can be enough of a change. Here's what we were starting with.
This Pottery Barn dining area served as inspiration for our update. After bringing home several different styles of shades, we finally decided on some pleated ones from IKEA (about $7 each). Becky also replaced the standard-size light bulbs with smaller chandelier bulbs.