Anywho, one of the projects my father in law did was change out this gaudy chandelier
to this nicer, working one:
So much better, yes? We can actually see in the dining room now. Which was really fun because while they were here we actually ate a meal on our dining room table. I don't know that there has ever been a meal consumed at that table before. Dave and I don't eat on it now (we eat in the living room 'cause we're fancy and formal like that). But it's nice to know that when we have people over, we'll have a place to put them.
I have big plans for the dining room, which includes stripping down that horridly dark wallpaper and repainting the entire thing. I have the paint, I just need to get the motivation to do it. Hopefully in the next month or so I'll get that taken care of. In the mean time, at least I can see what I'm doing in there.