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Are you traveling through Atlanta any time soon?  What about Ohio?  Did you know that Ballard Designs has an outlet store in those two areas called Ballard’s Backroom?  They have one in Atlanta, Georgia, Roswell, Georgia and West Chester, Ohio.  If you are in either of those locations you have to check it out. Last week I was in Hotlanta visiting my in-laws and stopped in to shop.

They had a truckload of their art at outlet prices and then on top of that they offered another 40% off that.

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It is amazing seeing the things I see in their catalogs in real life.  Most of the time I am surprised at how much bigger they are than what I had pictured when I just see them in photographs.

Most of the stuff at the Backroom is scratch & dents, closeouts, discontinued items and excess product.  Here are some cool finds.

This Calisse 4-Light pendant is humungo.  It is over 2 feet tall. Catalog priced at $299, Backroom priced at $99.

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I was so excited to see Acanthus Cut-Out Plaque that I knocked off.  I must say I like mine a ton better.  The paint finish on it looks almost sponged painted.  But it was only $69.

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I absolutely adore this end table for $99.


Here were the hot deals of the day…

A ginormous Beadboard Chalkboard in Tucscan Brown (53” x 83 1/4”) regularly priced at $399 selling for $56.

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The large Beadboard Drying Rack with Hangar Rail regularly priced at $219 clearance out due to cracked beadboard for $29.99.

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Chartres Buffet Lamp originally priced at $69.99 slashed to $9.99.

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Oh and I drug my husband along and this is how he shops.  However, he does attest to the comfiness of the Paris Leather Recliner {giggle}.

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  1. Beckie great tip, too bad I don’t live closer but this goes in my ‘travel’ folder for the if-ever trip. PS – I’m working on my next knock off – Restoration Hardware Baby for a tiny hint.

  2. The one in West Chester is about 40 minutes from my house and about 3 minutes from IKEA and GrandinRoad outlet. Very fun to stop and in see what deals they have!!

  3. Oh I just heard that. I need to come out that way. I would love to see the Grandin Road Outlet. That is shopping heaven right there!

  4. Well how much was the chair Becky? Without hubby of course, I’m sure he’s priceless.

    Smiles 🙂 🙂

  5. …Queue the Twilight Zone theme…it’s oddly curious that my reply posted a date/time that’s four hours from now!

  6. Oh my goodness, I so wish we had one here…I LOVE those giant clam shells. I’ve been dying for one but can not justify the cost. We need a Backroom here in WA!!!

  7. Hi Becky,
    I’ve been reading you for years on my google reader; it’s been a while since I jumped over to comment on your blog, and I’m delighted to see the huge number of readers you’ve attracted. Well done! I’m not surprised – you always inspire me! 🙂

  8. Definitely have to pop in the next time I’m visiting my parents in Hotlanta. Love the drying rack, and have been coveting it for forever. I would have snapped that up in a millisecond. Thanks for sharing.

  9. LOVE ballards backroom – outfitted my entire office with their stuff … and saved a bundle. and the even better thing? you can bargain with them! yep – i wanted one of the single bookcases, but it had some pretty deep scratches and sat uneven … they were asking $300 (i think its close to $500 in the catalog). i offered $200 – they guy called his manager and they took my offer! whoopee!! 🙂 (covered the scratches super easy with black sharpie & paint – and because it sits on carpet, it doesn’t wobble at all!)

  10. WHAT, so my internet provider is pretty much just messing with me to see exactly what it takes to push me over the edge. I MEANT to leave that comment on your dresser pulls project. This is nothing compared to the number of times it just poops out and tells me to restart my browser.

  11. Hello! I was just searching for reviews of that Paris leather recliner? Is it really comfortable? Did he sit in it for a long time? I am so afraid of buying something like that online without at least “knowing” someone else who has tried it out! Thank you for any insight you can give!

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