moving a chandelier over by a foot or so by using strong hook in ceiling joist?
December 27, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I have the idea of making my kitchen an eat-in kitch. To do that, I would be losing my almost never used dining room. I removed a leaf from the long table and it will fit nicely in the kitchen. I plan on putting four cozy chairs around a big round ottoman/coffee table in the former DR. One big issue...There is a chandelier in the kitchen on the pitched ceiling and it is not where it would need to be if I put the DR table there. Would it look terrible to use a strong or heavy duty hook of some sort, put into the ceiling joist and move the chain of the chandelier over to it? Also, I would be losing some of the length of the chain so the height of the light might be too high. Or will I have to have it rehung in the right place and then paint the ceiling of the whole kitchen, DR and LR as they are all pretty much open to each other? Any ideas would help. I have attached a couple of pics of the room without the DR table in it yet.