Monday, May 10, 2010

Dining Room Ceiling Re-do & Our Pottery Barn Knock-Off Chandelier Reveal

While I finalize the design plan for our master bedroom, Kevin is putting the finishing touches on our latest dining room reno project.

We didn't really mean for it to turn into such a big project.

It just sorta....happened.

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The original plan was to simply remove the drywall from the ceiling, expose and paint the wood ceiling hidden underneath the drywall, and hang a new light fixture.

So Kevin broke out the hammer and tack strip remover thingy and went to town on the ceiling one day a couple of weeks ago...



Oops.

Wrong video.

Here it is...



...and when we finished painting the ceiling and installing the crown molding, we replaced the light that's donned our dining room ceiling for the past three years...

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...with one that's a little more...us!

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It only cost about $75 bucks to make, and it was super easy to put together.

Here are the links to the products I used:

- Chandelier

- Jute Trim

- Shades

We also had our electrician friend install a couple of wall washer lights on the ceiling above our new "wonder wall".
(You know, the one with the hidden doorway in it.)

More about that project soon!





PS...The paint color on the dining room ceiling is "Sea Salt" available at Sherwin Williams.

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55 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

AWESOME! I sooo need that light above my dining table...pretty please???
Kristine
:-)

Mary said...

I love Max...I think he needs to do a post now and then. Don't you ever wonder what in the world he must be thinking with all this crazy construction going on around him all the time!?

Loving what I see here...it looks quite awesome. But I think Kevin needs a new mask. ;o)

~mary~

Sarah B said...

The light looks great!

Kathryn said...

These little teasers for your dining room are driving me crazy! :) I can't wait to see the whole thing! Love, love, LOVE your blog!

Chris said...

OMG. Max's paw on the camera at the end had me cracking up. Hilarious! Gorgeous chandelier!

Dianne said...

Looks great! Could you stand back and give us a view of the whole dining room now? Loving it!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I can tell this is going to be wonderful.

Beth said...

Totally awesome! I'm going to have to copy this for sure!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

You Rock! You have inspired me to get rid of some of my "model home" lighting. I have really been trying to find something for our master bath and I think this is it.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I love the light! I'm dying to see the master bedroom. I keep checking and hoping that you'll give us a peek or share some details. The suspense is killin' me!

The Weekend Island said...

I love the light and the colour of paint on the wall behind... really great colour. Sigh. I feel a need to re-paint some walls at home coming on...

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Lady it's gorgeous!! That trim is rockin' my world! Yet again...I NEED to go to Ikea!!!

Sandra said...

The chandalier looks much better as an actual light fixture than as an iron octopus coming out of a box like it did in the video of the post before! It looks fantastic.

Cottage Dreamers said...

It IS perfect! The ceiling and light go together so well.
Max is such a little cutie!
☺ Celeste

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It's looking great. I totally understand how projects snowball. You work on one tiny project and the next thing you know, you're redecorating your entire home. It's an illness (and I'm glad you suffer from it.) :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

LOVE it!

tales from an oc cottage said...

You nailed it!!! WOW!

m ^..^

Frau said...

Seriously cute you both are....and the wild dingo too! Love the new ceiling and lamp!

Happy Gramma said...

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Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I can't wait to see the reveal!!

Cathy said...

The chandelier looks great! You did a wonderful job..

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Dondra said...

Great Job! I bought the same little shades before Christmas to replace the black shades on the silvery, 10-light fixture in our "sitting room" (former dining room). I've been starring at it now and again since then,trying to figure what else needed to "happen"......now I know! Thanks!

Are you still doing consults or is there too much going on? I just stripped our guest room and repainted. I change the look. There's this neat old "thingie" that you used to hitch a team of horses together that we have had for YEARS...I haven't figured how to use it, but I'm thinking about using it as a "rod" for the window treatment. My Kevin thinks it will look, well, less than good. If you're still consulting, I wanted to send you some shots and see if you have any ideas.

Again, NICE job!

geri said...

Layla and Kevin.
How do you do it?????
I Love the light fixture, but even more love the ceiling.
Was there alot of fixing up the ceiling before it looks like it does now?
Piecing in wood, sanding down, filling with wood putty.
It is GREEEEEEEAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTT!
Wishing you a Happy day. geri

Rosemary said...

That is one great makeover. I love that you got the look you wanted for so much less. That is what I try to do.
I'm adding you to my favorite blogs.
Have a great day.
So glad you liked my slipcover.
Rosemary

Jenn VonD said...

LOVE that chandelier.

Lara Harris said...

oooh! Love it!

Mz V said...

Brilliant. That's the perfect description for this renovation. From the great cost-saving ideas to the funny videos, you guys really inspire me and entertain me. Thanks So much!

Thanks, also, for the sources you share. I ordered the beadboard wallpaper you showed in a previous post and made our weekend house cabinets look exactly like I wanted them to! After they were painted, you couldn't even tell it wasn't real beadboard!

And I've ordered some decals for some old ironstone platters I have. Leen, the Graphics Queen, is charming and lovely.

Any, thanks for everything! I must be your biggest fan.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm soooo tempted to rip off the drywall on my own ceilings! Your exposed woodwork is so cool! Nice work on the chandy. :)

Donna
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

House of Smith's said...

Ooo... jealous much.

Great work on the chandy.
It totally makes the biggest difference!

How much am I WISHING that I had some old wood planks to expose in MY House???

We just have to add them... :)

http://houseofsmiths.blogspot.com/2010/05/ceiling-makeover.html

As always... totally inspired.
Shelley

TheVirginiaHouse said...

looks so great already. Can't wait to see the secret door.

Gail said...

The ceiling looks A-Maz-ing. Do you just love it? I'm really digging your chandy, too. Great job on the Pottery Barn look-alike.

-Gail

Simply LKJ said...

It turned out fantastic! Thanks for sharing the links for the jute trim...I will be ordering some to match my PB shades!!

Country Contemporary said...

Your chandelier transformation is a keeper. I picked a similar one up myself several years ago at JCPenney on sale (clearance) for $40 (including shades!) and I'm just waiting until I find a house to use it it when I relocate in a few months. Great tip on the jute trim, too. They add the perfect touch. (And the best parts of the video were the appearances from Max, of course...what a cool little doggie he is!)

thelennoxx said...

Wow, what a transformation! The orange walls were a bit much (don't get me wrong, I LOVE orange). It looks so much better now. And I adore your PB knock-off chandelier, totally doable and even more gorgeous!! You are so crafty!

Denise said...

wow Layla, I haven't been here in awhile...when did you paint the kitchen cabinets white? awesome all around...

leslieandjacob said...

i love it, i can't wait to see more of the finished room!

Emily A. Clark said...

That jute trim is perfect! I'm going to have to remember it for future projects.

Emily

Marie Anne said...

It's beautiful!! Your ceiling is gorgeous!!!

Hear Mum Roar said...

I'm going to have to watch this blog, because we've moved into a fixer upper too, and I do get stuck for ideas. I love what you've done!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love the ceiling and your beautiful new light for the dining room. Everything looks great! Love & blessings from NC!

Slightly Southern Belle said...

I love the jute trim around the shades..i've been thinking about trying to re-crate the pillows with the jute trim around them from pottery barn....you inspire me to create new things all the time! keep it up!

The Shiny Pebble said...

great job and what a bargain!
if your readers are interested, i am having a designer challenge over at my blog. http://theshinypebble.blogspot.com

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! That is just beautiful! :)

Lili said...

Very pottery Barnesque! Well done again.

Gina said...

I think the light fixture turned out better than the one from Pottery Barn (I can't believe I just said that -- I love PB) :O) My husband read your hubby's past post on adding molding to old oak cabinets -- VERY helpful! May I have your permission to use your after-shots of your black-then-white kitchen for inspriration on my blog? You two ROCK! :O)Gina

jennifer said...

brilliant! love projects like this. smart smart smart!

Traditional Dreaming said...

I love it! And it really adds to the room!

littlebeachbum said...

I'm seriously just floored at how creative you are! This is awesome. Also, how did you do that ceiling? i LOVE it! I guess I need to keep reading through your archives :)

clark said...

I love that chandelier. It adds up to the ambiance of the room.
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Katie said...

Hey there, I just love your blog. I wrote about you today and linked your blog up to mine, hope that is okay. Hope your having a great day today.
Blessings,
Katie

Beautiful Handmade said...

So, when are you going to rip out the ceiling in the kitchen???? ;-)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

The chandelier is SO perfect. And I don't use that word lightly. It fits so well..great job Layla! You rock the DIY design world again! = )

Gail said...

I just put up drop cloth curtains and I'm very happy with the result...thanks for the idea!! Come see my post...


-Gail @thenurturednest.blogspot.com

Lou said...

Kevin in the mask! Very funny video pic Layla...hahahaha

Heather said...

I LOVE the chandelier and have another I would like to give a makeover to. What do you use to secure the trim?