Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Trimmed The Chandy Shades - You Knew I Would

OK, I really, really think I am through fussing with this room and the chandy.  I have tons of other projects to get to, but I just couldn't resist trimming the chandy shades.  I lived with them plain for a while and that looked really nice, then I pinned some trim on one and lived with that for a while.  Of course the trim won out.

I loved all of your suggestions about pattern and especially using leopard, but I decided that subtle was the best for now.

 I love Greek Key trim and this is my favorite color.  It adds some "umph" without screaming at you.

 I am so pleased with the Breakfast area now.  Simple and classic.

Here they are plain.  They are pretty this way - -

and pretty with the trim.  Either is fine, but this looks a little more finished.

Remember the before.  I am so thrilled with the after.

 The new shades and trim definitely give the chandy an upgrade that it needed and gives the room a much more updated feel.

Ok, now I promise I won't show this room again for a while.

I am going to be out of town for a few days, but I have the most amazing group of bloggers that will be filling in with some really FABULOUS guest posts.  I hope you will stop by and tell them thanks for helping me out, and you don't want to miss any of their amazing projects and diy's.

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  1. The chandy and shades look wonderfu--perfect touch of trim for your room...

  2. Like you, I think the shades Are nice plain, but I do love The trim!

  3. Loooove the chandy shades. They are so pretty and add some personality to the plain shades without being overwhelming. Great choice. Have a fun trip. Safe travels my friend.

  4. I love the shape of those shades! The trim on them really finishes them beautifully. Did you glue it on? It looks fabulous! Have fun whereever you are going!

  5. The shades look great with the trim, Marty! Is that the Greek key trim you used on the lamp shade? Have fun on your trip!

  6. I love the shades with the trim! It's a great, classic touch. Enjoy your trip!

  7. Very cute! I love how you put the trim at the top instead of the bottom. Great idea for a bit of a different look!

  8. I love plain, so I think it's gorgeous! Such a beautiful area of your perfect house.
    Have a great week!

  9. Looks great, Marty. I really like the Greek key trim. xo

  10. You did a fantastic job trimming the shades. They really pop now. Your dinette area is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Love it Marty...I so love the Greek Key pattern!

  12. Marty, I tried to post earlier and it didn't seem to take. If this is a duplicate please delete. There seems to be a problem when posting with openID
    Your new decor is wonderful and the trim on the lampshades is just frosting on the cake. I love the Greek key trim and have been looking for some for my draperies. Would mind sharing where you found it?

    1. I found mine at JoAnn's fabric. I love this color and I love Greek Key. There are some great sources online too.

  13. It looks really beautiful Marty, glad you did it!

  14. I just love the look Marty, and like you, I think the Greek key trim gives it a wonderful finished look. Great job!

  15. So very special.....I am painting mine tomorrow!

  16. How beautiful! I love everything!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing on Something to Tlak About! I look forward to what you have for this week!

  18. This room is so darling! I love everything you've done and now the chandy just completes it.
    Beautiful, Marty... very beautiful.