Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ballard Inspired Sea grass Chandelier Shades

Ballard Inspired seagrass chandelier shades
While updating the kitchen, I decided to add some shades to the chandelier above the breakfast area.  I love the sea grass shades from Ballard but just could not even contemplating spending 20 bucks apiece on them!  I mean, that’s more that what I made for the chandelier! 
Anyway, last year’s sea grass shade that I made turned out so great, I decided to use the same technique for these.  To see that post and the DYI instructions, click here.
Instead of spending $100, I spent less that $5!  The shades were purchased on clearance at Lowes for 35 cents each and the 2 placemats I used were less than a dollar at a yard sale!
I just love saving money, don’t you?  To see more of the updated breakfast area, click here.
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  1. What a great idea-they look amazing! :)

  2. I love your shades! Sucha great idea! I did something similar to glass hurricanes but have yet to do it with the chaddy shades. Yours look like the real deal!

  3. love your wall color and all the pretty plates...beautiful nook!!!! Christine from Little Brags

  4. Wow! Lucky find and perfect for your breakfast nook Tammy!

  5. I love seeing frugal ideas like this! I simply cannot believe what those little shades cost! I've certainly looked around. But after saving hundreds of dollars thrifting you could look at it as a well deserved splurge, I suppose. I just haven't been able to make myself do it yet! Haha! So nice that you stopped by!

  6. Looks great, and, you can't beat the price.

  7. I have the same shades, brought them from Lowes and had them for about 5 years. I love them, the other shades were just to heavy all the time.

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I showed my husband your kitchen corner and that is what I have wanted for years.

  8. Tammy, you are awesome! Your mind never stops for a second! I'm loving those shades you made out of 2 placemats!

  9. Wow what a great project! I love Ballard Design but they are pricey, nice redo. Have great week, Laura


    Enjoyed your original tutorial too = love love love the "look for less!"

    Very well done. Thanks for sharing!

    Love your eat in kitchen nook area, it's AWESOME!

  11. Hi Tammy, it's nice to meet you! I found your blog through Cozy Little House. Your breakfast nook is so pretty. Love the sea grass shades...and your plate wall, as well! I can't wait to look through the rest of your blog to get to know you better. Hope you come over to my blog and visit me, too. :-)

  12. This gives me a great idea for a lamp shade I need! Thanks!

  13. Love the shades, what a fabulous idea. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. Those shades turned out wonderful!

  15. Saw your feature at Savvy Southern Style! Congrats and I love your shades makeover. Hopping over to check out the tutorial!

  16. What a fabulous idea! I love saving money! You've been featured a lot with this great money saving and gorgeous tip!


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