Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's All About the Shades

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is finding a way to stay cool and comfortable during this heat wave that almost half the country is experiencing.  I've been doing a little bit of shopping amongst other things.  One of the things that I've been wanting to do is change up the lamp shades in my dining room.  Now, I hear your shrieks and gasps, but since I've been painting furniture grey and white and painting my walls white, I wanted lighter color lampshades in there instead of the dark brown.  So, here is what I came up with.


I like this color better because it fits in better with the overall room.  Remember my brown lampshades were chosen before the sideboard got painted.  Now, these script patterned lampshades look right at home.


Did you notice that I changed what's in the center of my sideboard (again) too?  Well, I'll show you where that went soon.  I made a change in another room that I'm really loving!  It involves the tureen that was featured in a recent post.


 
So, to go along with this inferno of heat that we've been experiencing outside, I'm lightening (even further) my home on the inside.  Ha!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~


32 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love the shades..they looks great in your room.

I bought 6 of them last year for 8.00 rach . didnt want to risk missing out and wanting more later.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The shades look great and I love the sideboard and your vignette. So pretty. Hugs, marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are perfect. That does make a lighter feel. Didn't say where you found them.

Cozy Little House said...

They're beautiful! Where did you get them, Kelly? I would love to come sit in that rocker on your porch underneath that tree and have some cold iced tea with you.
Brenda

CAS said...

I love the new shades and how they look on the buffet.

Deserae said...

Your new shades are so pretty...they look just perfect in your dining room :o)
~Des

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I did love your other lampshades, Kelly, but I have to admit these look great! Maybe you could go to the other ones in the cooler months. This way they aren't gone altogether.

Judy said...

It's hotter than blue blazes here too. We just got back from Lowes where I bought some spray paint so I could freshen up my outdoor wrought iron but it will have to be 7:00 tonight before I can stand to go outside and do anything!

Love your lighter look...wait until you see what I bought at the beach!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The new shades look great, Kelly, and the buffet looks so pretty there. Here in southern Ontario Canada we are also experiencing a heat wave. At least it is Canada Day long weekend and more people are home or enjoying the long weekend. Wishing you a great weekend too.

Pondside said...

I can well imagine that the new, cooler look to your room actually makes you feel cooler too! Up here we are cold - it rained all night and the air is still full of mist and grey skies above. I wish we could combine your climate and ours and we'd come up with something approaching summer!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

did you make the shades? they look good!

Anne said...

Kelly,
I am loving those lamp shades!!!!They look perfect on those lamps.Where did you find them?Hmmm moving things around can't wait to see what you did.Have a great day!!
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Cheri said...

I can't keep up with you and your sister...LOL

You both have such lovely homes.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

The shades look really nice! i love moving and re-arranging my stuff...it's like finding new things all the time!
Blessings, Lorraine

Olive Cooper said...

I am sitting in darkness trying to keep the house cooler even with the ac on. You are going very Scandinavian and light all over. I have been so into re-doing my blog it is a wonder we have clean clothes. Stay cool:} I know you will stay light:}

Jane said...

Gosh, Kelly, your lighter shades make a huge difference! I really like the script on them too. Perfect! Jane

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your home looks cool and serene, Kelly!! beautiful.

PAT said...

The script shades are perfect for your dining room Kelly.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Everything you do is stunning Kelly! I love your style...if I said it once I said it twenty times..you should be getting your swatches of vintage shabby chic any day. Have a nice 4th....its 101 degrees in Boston, and we are still packing for the trip at 6pm. I was lucky to get a big french armoire this morning at auction and also a big giant frenchy gold mirror...

NanaDiana said...

LOVE those shades-they are the perfect finishing touch for those lamps-xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Those shades are perfect for dining room Kelly! Nice switch!

chateau chic said...

LOVE, Love your new shades. They look light and bright and perfect on your server.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The shades look great, Kelly. Hanging out, and rearranging inside is the way to go when it's hot.

Debbiedoo's said...

Love the shades...I have a few myself, I found at Walmart of all places. The change looks good Kelly!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, Love the change. I just noticed what pretty hardwood floors you have too.

ImSoVintage said...

Perfect!!!!

ImSoVintage said...

Perfect!!!!

Bliss said...

Looking hot inside as well as outside at your place!

~Bliss~

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Those shades are perfect for a lighter summery look.

missy max said...

Love the shades..I've admired (in stores) furniture upholstered in fabric with script print on it..good look..

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kelly....the shades are perfect!!!....Really love the lighter look and the script is a great choice.....

Love how you are always changing things up...we both have that same "disorder"....but I refuse to accept therapy! LOL!

lisag said...

Love this Kelly - can you tell us about your wood floors? I love them and we're looking at replacing our carpet.