Has it really been almost two months since I found an awesome Lucite chandelier at an estate sale and debated if it would work in my dining room?  Yes, yes it has.  Darn you, Time!  You come and go so quickly!

Well, here it is!  We did it!  We found an electrician (not an easy feat) and had it installed.  And I LOVE IT!  Thank you to all of you who encouraged me!

Lucite Chandelier in Dining Room

Dining Room with Lucite Chandelier

And here it is illuminated.  (And notice that fabulous Kerry Steele painting in the background?  I LOVE that, too!  Especially with the new chandelier!)

Dining Room Lucite Chandelier Illuminated

Okay, wait for it.  Because I’m me, and can’t let sleeping dogs lie… do you think it’s too low?  We hung it at the same level of our previous chandelier, which was fine.  But I’m debating on this.  The bottom of it hangs 31″ above the table, which my Pinterest search said was correct:

via Lighting World


via Shush in Your Home


And, Nancy from Powell Brower at Home, I referenced your dining room advice, too!  (Full of lot’s of great tips for having the perfect dining room!).

But… I’m still not sure.  Part of me thinks that it could go about two inches higher, but is it worth the trouble?  My husband says it’s perfect where it is.  Hmmm.  (Is that his inner designer speaking?  Or his inner husband-who-wants-this-project-finished speaking?).

What do you think?


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If you love vintage decor, then you know that sometimes you have to wait to find just the right piece.  Sometimes you have to wait a long time, and you kind of forget that you’re waiting and looking in the first place.  That happens to me a lot.

That is what happened with the chandelier above our dining room table.  My husband is the one who keeps telling me that “we need to do something about that light”.

Old Chandelier Pic

See, we originally had a beautiful crystal flush-mount there.  In my naive never-decorated-a-house-before mind, I had decided on a flush mount thinking that it would keep our small space open.  I also thought that if we were entertaining and wanted to push the table to the side, we wouldn’t be hitting our heads on a chandelier.

Let me tell you how many times we’ve pushed the table to the side while entertaining.  ZERO.  (What was I thinking? That we’d have a dance party or something??!)  Instead of making the room more open, it just felt like something was missing.

So, we took down the flush mount and boxed it away.  We grabbed this chandelier off Craigslist to see if we liked a hanging chandelier.  Although we don’t particularly love this chandelier, we knew that YES we wanted a hanging one.

The flush mount was not destined to live its life in a box in the basement.  It found new life in our mudroom makeover.

Mudroom w Chandelier

I started thinking about what kind of chandelier I would want, and there are just sooo many.  I shared a few that I really liked back in September.  Well, months have passed, and I think I’ve found the perfect solution!  It is a beautiful lucite three-tiered chandelier.  The chain is brass. (Please excuse my rough photo editing – I took a picture of it with my phone while it was still hanging in its prior home).

Lucite Acrylic Chandelier Vintage 3 Tier

It was a terrific score at a Georgetown estate sale.  I’ve done a little playing around with the photos, and this is what my new dining room chandelier will look like:

Dining Room Lucite Chandelier


So, my question for you is: does it work?  (Believe me, my husband will appreciate your feedback before I make him hang it up… that way I don’t have to make him take it down if I decide it won’t work!).

Let me know your thoughts, and have a terrific weekend!  And don’t forget to subscribe to Pursuing Vintage using the link in the right sidebar – or follow along on Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss any posts!