Ballard's Shades

9.09.2010

One of the easiest ways to transform the look of a lamp is to change the shade. I never loved the shades that came on my buffet lamps that I just repainted. The ones I have had my eye on for some time are from Ballard's. They were more expensive than I was willing to pay, but they finally went on sale and I had an extra 15% off code to use. I was surprised to find these had been delivered while we were gone. Nothing like coming home to a box to be opened.



Here are the before shades.


The after
This is the toffee check fabric that matches my bench and shams that are also from Ballard's.







I love this look so much more.


Someone had mentioned in the post about the lamps transformation that they liked the tassel hanging from them. That is actually the pull chain that turns the lamp on.




Linking to The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure and check out the other transformations this week.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

43 comments:

  1. I REALLY like the new shades. So neat that they match.

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  2. Love the new shades. Very very nice. You've given me an idea for a troublesome shade that I have. I think I might recover it with some buffalo check fabric I have. Thank you for inspiring. Love your blog and your home and your precious pooch!

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  3. Ooh, very pretty. I love how they match the other fabric. Savvy City Farmer just did a great post on 'Taste Trumps Trend'. You definitely have an 'eye' for your favourite design style, and you know how to mix your classics with some trend. Great job on that room.

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  4. Love the new lamp shades...they are the perfect touch and really tie the room together nicely! Great addition :o)
    ~Des

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  5. I like them both ways, but I like the new ones a little better:)

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  6. I love the new shades, Kim! They look perfect in your bedroom. Great choice!

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  7. Your bedroom is gorgeous!!!! Nice new lamp shades. I love checks!

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  8. Hi Kim,
    Looking at your lovely bedroom is a delight for the eyes. I love your shades and yes they are better suited for your style. Gotta love Ballards. I have my eye on some fabric there and I think it's on sale. I better go check! LOL.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. They look fabulous! I don't know what it is about checks that make me just love about anything in that pattern. Your whole bedroom is gorgeous. Love Ballards!

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  10. Love these new shades. It's always fun to repeat a fabric pattern/color in the room here and there. Looks great!

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  11. Wonderful change and like them much better too!

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  12. The shades are great. Are they Ballard? I love your bedroom. It looks so relaxing!

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  13. Really cute Kim, I gotta get me some plaid something...it just makes a house a home feeling...

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  14. Hi Kim...

    Ohhh...your new shades are perfect, Girlfriend! Ohhh yes...they are so much more interesting than the befores!!! So happy for you, my friend! Thanks for sharing your new pretties with us!

    Kim, I was just taking a peek at all of your Lake Mead photos! So beautiful! We were just there last April and of course, the bridge and road were still under construction. It took us a good hour to get through there...but it was really beautiful scenery!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...I just adore your master bedroom...it's gorgeous, Kim!!!

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  15. Very comfy and cozy. Makes me want to curl up with a blanket and hot tea.

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  16. Kim, The shades are perfect! How lucky to find the same fabric as you already have in the room.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  17. How pretty! I should use your idea for the lamps in my bedroom! I think it would make a difference! You're so clever! ♥

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  18. Love those shades but I especially love your bed. I've been looking for a new bed set (see post from Monday)and the bed photo I used as an example is very much like yours.

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  19. I love the new lamp shades and the pull chains on the lamps!

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  20. I LOVE those shades and it was so fun to see more of your bedroom! It is so warm and perfectly soothing! Just like a master bedroom should be.
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  21. What a difference changing the shades made. I love those plaid shades! I also really like the lamps and the way you painted them is just about perfect!

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  22. Hi Kim,
    Those new shades just make the lamps pop! Perfect, I love the checked fabric and the tassel pulls. I've got to get me some buffet lamps I think. Yours look so good you've inspired me. Gotta go shop some!
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  23. I love your room! So nice, clean and warm!

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  24. Your bedroom is beautiful Kim. Love the colors and the plantation shutter are great. The lamps look cute with their new shades!

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  25. Cool pull chain on your lamps, Kim! I do like tassels on my lamps and do that pretty often in my house and in clients' homes, too. Great buy on the shades; sometimes it pays to be patient!

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  26. Hi Kim! I love your new shades! Gorgeous! The pulls are so cute too!
    Your home is gorgeous! Love your bedroom - it looks so calm and cozy!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. I love the lampshades, Kim. Very pretty, perfect choice!...Christine

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  28. Great shades and so neat how the match!

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  29. I have loved those check shades at Ballards forever! They look wonderful and such a great match to your bench too!

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  30. Kim...I love those shades. They are perfect...and even MORE perfect because they were on sale.

    Now..the difference between YOU and ME is that I don't want to see a box waiting for me when I get home because then I get the EVIL EYE from MyHero who wonders...WHAT IS THAT???? Yeah...that's how it is at my house!

    Glad you are back posting..have missed you! Diana

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  31. I love an update like this... I need some new shades too!

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  32. Your new lamp shades look wonderful! They really suit your room. Your room has a very comfortable feel to it. Very lovely. I love Ballards!

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  33. Love your bedroom! The new shades really help coordinate the dresser side of the room with the rest of the room. Great finishing touch!

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  34. Hi Kim, every time I see pictures of your house I am in love. The lampshades are perfect! I've been eyeing a few things in the Ballard catalog--maybe I will give them a try. Welcome home from your trip. I would love to see that area. Linda

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  35. Love, Love Love your bedroom! It's so comfy cozy. Love your mirror too. My bedroom is so blah. That's my new fall project:)

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  36. Kim they are precious in your amazing home. I love the change.

    I'm glad you had a great trip!
    I want to head back to Vegas one day soon. I LOVE it! I could live there and be very happy. I enjoy mountains and a drier climate. My allergies are killing me today. Ugh. ~Melissa :)

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  37. The new shades look great...your bedroom is beautiful!
    Kristen

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  38. they are dareling you just are so good at detail:)

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  39. You mean someone actually shops at Ballards and doesn't just redo something to copy the catalog?

    The shades really look great and it did make a big difference. I need shades for my living room lamps. I had replaced the originals, but my pup tripped over the cord, knocked over the lamp and crushed the shade. Lucky for me I kept the originals.

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  40. I LOVE your Ballard shades on your buffet lamps, they look gorgeous! Hey, I love your entire room!
    Speaking of Ballard, have you ever ordered a chair or something from them? I have ordered small tings but nothing "big" so to speak. I ask this because their Baldwin sofa is about the same size as PB's Grand sofa and SO MUCH LESS. It has down cushions and is on sale right now for $799 (regularly $999)!! Of course the slipcover is extra, but still. SOOOO tempted! :)
    Kristi

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  41. Those are so pretty Kim. They really do make a difference on the lamps. Good that you held out for them....they always go on sale sooner or later:)

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  42. Girl, I am all about some checks! LOVE checks....anywhere! LOVE these shades! They just POP now, and I have alwats LOVED your bedroom!! SO pretty...

    Lou Cinda :)

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