While doing a makeover on the breakfast area, one thing that really stuck out is how much my chandy shades needed to be changed. They just weren't going to work with my new design. So I went on the hunt. I found tons of different shapes and sizes, but most of all I discovered that pattern is a huge trend at the moment.
I found patterns of all kinds on dozens of shades. Some I loved, some not so much. One thing I did notice is the shape of the shades has changed, no longer is everything the standard curved style we have seen for years.
The barrel style is much more modern and definitely on trend at the moment.
I am on a quest to update, so why not, I ordered 6 of these beauties and now to decide if I want to use them plain or dress them up with pattern.
These are the shades that came with my chandy. They actually show more pattern in this picture than they do in person. I am not into country or shabby chic style at the moment, so these needed to change.
The Yellow Cape Cod gave her chandy a whole new look with some paint and pretty patterned shades.
In My Own Style covered her shades with scrapbook paper and added some beads.
I adore these from Sassy Shades, but the price has me a little intimidated. These are $30 each x 6 =$180. I'm not sure I paid that much for the whole chandy.
Ballard Design has some really pretty linen trimmed shades.
Dixie Delights did an amazing knock-off of some pretty spendy ones from Ballards.
Dimples and Tangles loved this idea, so she followed the tutorial that Dixie Delights gave and made some that are totally perfect for her chandy. Now they say to copy or imitate someone is the greatest form of flattery and I would so do this in a heartbeat, however I don't think the black and white is right for my chandy. (I wonder how mustardy/beige spots would look?)
I totally love anything with Greek Key trim, and the shades that I did for the living room lamps are one of my favorites. I could do something like this on the shades.
So how do you feel, got any favorites?
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