I love how classic it is, and it will look spectacular against both the white kitchen cabinets and the grey-blue paint I chose for the kitchen/attached dinette. The chandelier will hang above the kitchen table in the dinette. I cannot wait to get the fabric; it was $14.95 a square yard at tonicliving.com, which is more than I was aiming to spend, but I fell in love. Of course, taking into account how much roman shades usually cost, as well as drum chandeliers, the $45 + shipping I'm spending on fabric plus this $10 Januari cord set from IKEA (minus the shade):
Along with a generic drum shade which I will cover with the fabric, these projects shouldn't cost more than $75.
If you are interested in covering a lamp shade with your own fabric, here is a great tutorial on Crafty Nest's DIY blog.