This is one of the projects that I did for our house. There was a fairly hideous (or maybe just really boring) light fixture in the dining area, and we decided to get a new one. This is what we picked:
Price was right ($29.99!!!), and we liked how big it was. However, we felt like our house was getting too silvery (i.e. too much stainless steel), so we were a little nervous about adding another large silver object. However, I managed to tone it down with a little hot glue and some $.17/foot twine-looking rope from Lowes. Now, we love it. Plus, I installed a dimmer (all by myself!) which makes the dining area even more lovely.