Friday, October 21, 2011

Opinions on Shades?

I bought new shades for my owl lamps. I left the plastic on because I'm not quite sure I like them. What are your opinions?

New Shades:


Old Shades:



Once the plastic is off, I can not return them. What are your thoughts? Return or keep?

11 comments:

  1. Melissa K in NebraskaOctober 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    I personally like the old shades. They look more vintage. But perhaps their condition isn't so great?

    p.s. I'm a new commenter, but frequent reader.

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  2. I like the new shades

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  3. The new shades are not big enough. Also, I like the shape of the old shades better. If they are in bad condition, maybe you can find similar ones?

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  4. I like the new shades. Probably because they are a little more updated..

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  5. As much as I dislike the old drum shades, I think that shape is working better. I don't think the new shades have enough height to them. Replacing shades is always hard for me. I know there must be a rule of thumb to follow for size, but I'm clueless as to what that is.

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  6. Oh wait that sounded bad!! I don't mean I dislike YOUR old drum shades, I mean drum shades in general! They are usually yellowed and cracked from age. Sorry, certainly didn't mean to offend!!!

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  7. I really like the old shades that they came with!

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  8. My opinion: the new ones are too small in scale. The old ones sit too low. If you could find taller, slightly more tapered modern shades, I think they would match the bases in scale better than what you've purchased, and update the look slightly as well. Target (in NY at least) has a large selection of shades.

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  9. I think the lamp deserves a drum shade. I have a lamp nearly identical to your two, though I found mine sans shade. I spent a good deal of time seeking out a suitable drum shade, only to wind up altering one to fit. My comment may be too late to affect your decision, but I vote for the original shades.

    Also, I recently saw a shade at World Market which I thought would be perfect for the lamp; it was a drum shade made from what appeared to be real wood veneer. A bit pricey, if I recall.

    You can see the shade I used (from IKEA) here: http://blog.seancorron.com/?p=43. I thought the ultra-suede just kitschy enough for the lamp.

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