First, pay no attention to the black floor, we are going to order dark wood flooring we just got tired of the old carpet so we ripped it out.
Onto the project. I wanted to add a bit of flare (separation) to the living / dining room so I thought I'd frame out the dining area with a few 4x4's. I'm in the process of distressing all the beams then they'll get several coats of black stain. I also have an black iron 10 candle chandelier I'm going to hang above the table. I ordered black drip candles for that.
None of the 4x4s are touching the ceiling, didn't want to risk messing it up. I'm hoping to get one coat of stain on it today.