As promised, here's a picture of our new family room light.
My husband also put up the medallion which this room was lacking.
And, here's the fireplace mantle in place. We bought the mantle off of Craigslist. It was taken from a house that was built in 1893, the same year as our house. The mantle (and the trim) still need a couple coats of paint, but it's definitely coming along.
And here's the room. You get a glimpse of the paint color. It looks so pale in pictures. It is very soft in the room so we're going to have to punch up the color with the rest of the decor. I was a little unsure about the light (and still am a little) since it's so modern. It's growing on me though and it gives out a lot of light which I love. I'm blind as a bat and need as much light as possible. My husband, on the other hand, must have emanated from a cave because he hates too much light. I see a dimmer in our future.