The dining room is "in progress" currently but here is a sneak peak of what we are thinking about:
We are keeping our current table but staining it a dark brown because of this "oops". I love this table so I am willing to work with it. The chairs are going to be sanded and painted white, with a glossy finish. I love the eclectic look of a few different chairs all painted the same color. I want an old hutch that is worn in with time, but for now I think we will use the simple Ikea expedit bookshelf until I find the perfect one.
So let us know your thoughts about the lighting...I am really hoping for some good ideas to move this project forward.
Oh and our old light is for sale HERE on Craigslist St.Louis.