There wasn't anything inherently wrong with the dining room light fixture, but with everything else in the room just right, it seemed way too traditional for my tastes. Unfortunately, finding a modern replacement that I liked and that put out as much light seemed quite difficult (this sucker is bright!).
Enter: Blue spray paint.
I absolutely love it! So bright and fun! It pops really well with the Eames chairs and the chartreuse in the kitchen too! I'm sure a lot of people would much prefer the before, but for me, this is so much more fun and interesting. Simple, easy fix & well worth the trouble! You can also see the Pocketwatch plates have made it onto the wall- another fun idea I'm quite happy with. :)