I dream of crystal chandeliers glittering in the sun. However, my lofty dreams have a lofty price tag outside the scope of my budget. Nevertheless, it does not mean that I would be stuck with the nasty brown colored light fixtures picked out by the previous owners for eternity.
My husband and I found a lovely replacement at Lowes, which we bought as a joint anniversary gift. I thought we would have to hire an electrician, but we were able to do it ourselves. Granted, it took us a couple of hours and about 4 bad attempts to get it right.
Oh, I also replaced my dining room chairs with a set rehabbed from Habitat for Humanity REstore (Frederick, MD).