Rated 4 out of 5 by LisaLC Love them...after they air out for a while
I love these curtains. However, there is a definite odor. The curtains come in plastic packaging, and the packaging is even a little oily, and they smelled a bit gassy, like Petrol gassy. I hung them out for a while, sprayed them with Fabreeze, and I put them in a dryer with no heat and fabric softeners. After about two weeks, I hung them, and they seemed better. The smell lingered, but eventually dissipated. I hung them in a big enough room that I probably could have hung them sooner.
Then, I realized I wanted more for a different room, so I bought them again, and went through about the same process. That being said, if you want a nice lined burlap curtain, I would definitely recommend, but the burlap odor will linger for a while, so if you need them for a last minute finishing touch before a function, plan on taking a few days to let the smell air out.
Also, I took them to my dry cleaners thinking that it would be a great idea to get the smell out, but they wouldn't take them. They said they had stopped doing burlap, especially with the fringe because they do not turn out well and could be ruined, so keep that in mind. I love them, and my rooms look awesome, but it was a labor of love. I would still buy them again.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EADO Nice look, color Ivory is off.
Overall I am pleased with these panels. They do give a rustic, casual, yet elegant look which works well for my space. However, I ordered the ivory, and they are by no means ivory. I would call them light tan or taupe. I will keep them for now because they look good and the price is right, but they do not provide any contrast with the taupe walls in the room. I don't think they look like the ivory color presented in the catalog or website at all. Eventually I will replace with something that is a true ivory.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StephlovesBallards Love them!
I bought the Fringed Burlap Panel to soften my kitchen's french door. They are simultaneously casual yet elegant and really warm up the room. The initial smell out of the bag is strong, but I aired them out on my deck railing before hanging and now that they are hung, I don't smell them at all.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikeysmom Look fantastic!
Love the burlap, the fringe, the color. Came with cute button tie-backs not shown in any of the pictures too!
September 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Texas28 Not at all like the picture
This item was folded so small I may never get the fold lines out. And whatever they are preserved with they smelled before I got them out of the plastic. They are stiff and have a mind of their own as far as gathering and hanging nicely. They were a gift and hard to refuse (thanks Mom!), glad I didn't pay for them!
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pcon Fringed Burlap Panels
The Fringed Burlap Panels I just received are very nice and good looking! They are well made, and of medium weight, which I like. The only complaint I have with the panels are that the burlap stinks! They really smell like burlap feed bags. I am going to air them outside and hope that will be the remedy. I orginally ordered the chocolate, but they were too dark chocolate and my accents in the room are milk chocolate brown, I returned them and reordered the natural burlap,(BTW the chocolate did not smell). I am very happy with the burlap panels and will add milk chocolate fringe. Hopefully, the smell will deminish soon!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy2Be This product is classy, yet casual.
The fringed burlap panels looked exactly like they're presented in the catalog. I was very pleased...I do have a side bar....because they are burlap, they do have a slight smell to them. You will have to air them out outside for a few days until the smell dissipates. I have my panels hanging up in the entry way of my living room, which is off from the foyer. I have them loosely tied back and they look fantastic! Very classy and casual at the same time.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CocoFiona Essenially what I had in mind.
Curtains were just what I had in mind--texture, strong color, simple yet interesting. The only slight disappointment was the Ivory color was more yellow than white...from picture I had the vision of a white. It really is more yellow. But then I'm very sensitive to color. What for one is white, is yellow to me. But I can still use it.
September 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CAVU1 Terrible odor to fabric
Looked good, but the burlap odor was terrible. We aired them, sprayed them with Fabreeze, nothing worked. Could not sleep in the room and had to return them.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by burlapisme Love these curtains everything I wanted and so much more! Quality is outstanding.
These were for my kitchen and they are absolutely beautiful! Quality is superb. I love them and recommend them to anyone who loves the look of burlap they are beautiful!!
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joyce1 Great fabric
I love the weight of this burlap and all their burlap products.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GAKim Don't get the rave reviews
I don't understand the rave reviews. They don't look much like the picture once I got them hanging, and they are short, and stiff. I tried to copy the look in the catalog, where they are hanging in a doorway. Well, that doesn't look good because of the white lining. So I bought a second set to hang on the other side of the doorway, and that looks better, but not great. I think I am going to have to cut the lining out to get the look I want. I pressed them and they are less wrinkled, but extremely stiff. They don't drape at all. I would return them if I had kept the packaging etc. On the plus, side the burlap seems to be nice quality, they don't smell, and so far, I haven't detected any non-native flies/eggs as noted in another review. Eew.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fivealive Love this product.
Have them in several rooms.....many color options to choose from. Would buy again.
May 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SoCalTammy Well...
I don't see why these fringe panels get rave reviews. The big negative is the fringe is included in the length. Ok, I knew that when i ordered but they look oddly short for 84" panels. Also, the fringe is not as thick as shown online. I'm wondering now why I didn't just buy the regular burlap essential panels and add the fringe. Also one was obviously 2 inches shorter. The other three were closer but none the same length. Exchanging the one then I'll decided if I'm exchanging yet again for the essential panels in burlap. The burlap part rocks. Oh...the smell...it dissipated rather quickly, so no worries.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by christyc Great panels but really hard to steam and get the folds out of the burlap!
Great looking panels but they are really stiff in their folds from the packaging. I steamed them for an hour to get out the folds. I can still see remnants of the creases too.
May 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by prettygirl burlap lined drapes and tieback
It appears as pictured...It softens the bedroom with rods..
April 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by luvburlapcountry Disappointed
I've loved all my previous Ballard purchases, but I was very disappointed in these curtains. I got the chocolate. At night it looks fine, but during the day, it doesn't look good. The chocolate burlap is lined with white material. In the daytime with the sunlight, the curtains have a purple look to them, not chocolate. I am not sure why they did not line them with a chocolate material. So sad!
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcieh Stylish window treatment
The ivory panels look great when paired with the burlap bedskirt! A simple neutral look that goes well with any color of bedding. I love it. The only drawback is that it takes a while for the burlap smell to fade but it does in a few days.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calyn So Warm
The panels were a great addition to my formal great room. They really warmed up the large 2 story room, but with it being burlap the light still comes through some to keep it airy. I would definitely recommend these if you are considering them!
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Designmom1 Burlap drapery panels
These drapery panels are such high quality. They are beautiful!
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaJuJu Great buy for the money.
These panels are exceptionally well made and at a good price. I ordered the ivory and it is a vibrant, clean and beautiful color...not just a dirty white look. Burlap smell was eliminated after a few days hanging outside on screened porch. Love them!
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom53 Love them
These were on backorder but they were well worth the 3 month wait. Well made, very nice quality. Rather than use the rod pocket, I hung mine with clip on rings. Needed to steam them to get the wrinkles out.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer My 2nd set & I love them!!
Their color is beautiful - the fringed bottom puddles beautifully; I've partnered them w/ black hardware & tie backs! Perfect!
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RanchR Exactly what I wanted!
The burlap drapes have the perfect combination of rustic elegance that I love. They drape nicely and are well made. After reading previous reviews I expected a stronger smell from them upon opening the package. Whatever smell there was quickly dissipated.
They were worth every penny! I would buy them again.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by suseyk Rustic elegance
I am so happy with these panels! They brought the rustic elegance to our dining room that is just what we were hoping for. Great quality.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Callen Burlap-fringed curtains
Great curtains, but the matching bedskirt is my favorite. :)
January 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KyRedHead Will go great in any room
We were very pleased with the color and quality of these panels upon their arrival. I appreciate the fact that they are lined as well, which is helpful in cold weather months.
The only thing I haven't figured out is how to get the creases out of them before hanging. Does anyone know...can this burlap material be ironed?
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by twinlady Great looking drapes
Bought these for my daughter's house. They look great, just wish they were longer. We are happy with them. Put them in the dryer to get wrinkles and smell out. Would suggest that Ballards lengthen them an inch or two.
December 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lsnugg Great Drapes!
These are great! They are nice and heavy so they hang well. The fringe is also nice and heavy. I put them in my living / dining rooms and they give a designer look while keeping it casual!
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate41 Gorgeous, natural drapes that add character.
We bought these drapes with the DEAUVILLE FINIAL & ROD SET & bronze swivel tie backs backs - they look perfect in our large living room with a wooden floor and caramel linen sofas. Steamed the creases out of them and they now hang beautifully. Got them during the sale ($35 each), but so happy with them have ordered more at full price for another room.
November 30, 2012