Before my dining room seemed a little bare. Sometimes you don't realize how things appear until you take a picture. Once you see it in a photo, certain things stand out and they are not always good. The room was a little blah, there was no sparkle and I knew the light fixture was off center from the table. You can see more pics of the before dining room here: http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Dining-Rooms/Spangler-Dining-Room/detail.esi?oid=499831
But now, there is sparkle and shine! I exchanged the lamp for a set of lamps I purchased from Home Depot years ago for about $30. Adding the little tassels spruced them up a little. The large mirror over the sideboard was a garage sale find for $10. The pretty beverage dispenser was a recent Christmas gift from my sister. The mirrored tray is actually a mirror someone gave me and I didn't need it so I removed the metal hanging tabs from the back and put on some felt tabs underneath. Now I have a new tray that reflects all the pretty crystal pieces that were all garage sale finds. Don't you just love getting a good deal?
The light fixture was a good find from a local antique store and it is finally centered over my table. I have changed out the red curtains for the ivory taffeta curtains with the damask balloon shades.