When we first moved in to our 1911 house in Colorado Springs, we used the dining room as the office. I like having my computer downstairs near the kitchen and laundry room. Plus our living room was big enough to have our dining table in it. But when we decided to sell the house we thought we should have a more conventional floor plan, so we moved the office upstairs and used the dining room as a real dining room.
This room just needed patching, painting, and hardware stripping.
We were really happy with how this room came out. Much better as a dining room than an office!
Edit: I just saw this lamp for sale online. LOL.