Rated 3 out of 5 by JennDesigns Like but Don't Love
I really do like this product but I should've read the reviews before ordering. It does not look like the picture at all as far as finish. The picture shows a black vintage matte finish but it's really a glossy dark brown. I am keeping it as I do still like it but I would've preferred a black vintage matte look instead.
July 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by FormerBallardShopper Not As Pictured
These arrived not as pictured. Metal is a brown/bronze color, not aged silver as indicated on the website; and is cheap. The items both smelled like they've been in a musty basement for 10+ years. The label holders had a rusty scratch around them that I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be there or if it was damage. They are going back unfortunately at my expense; and I will therefore not be ordering from Ballard Designs again. New policy will equate to new orders from me; but until that time--it's not worth the risk of ordering with them.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by luv2plan Looks & performs great!
Looks great & holds reference items that I need for current projects. Keeps magazines easily accessible.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Officeathome Great just not what pictured
I read the reviews and expected the metal to not look as distressed as the picture but was disappointed because the actual finish is not distressed at all. Why does Ballard keep using this picture? Would have given a 5 star rating if it looked at all like the picture they use. It is functional, easy to hang but ask for an honest picture before you buy!
May 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by jmy1 Poor quality, not like the image online
This was not worth $ paid, a huge disappointment from Ballard. The finish is more of a brown/greenish tone that the rustic zinc/weathered silver look. This product is cheaply made and the finish is painted on, I was expecting weathered metal not cheap painted tin. It took 4 months for it to arrive and it arrived with dents. This might be worth a 1/3 of the listed price, its my first disappointing Ballard purchase.
March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by post Awesome
Sturdy but not too heavy and easy to hang. Looks great!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cosley This is a great product
It is just what we needed to give each of us a place for our "to do" stuff!!
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJL52 I love this wall pocket!
This wall pocket is perfect for our "go to" files where they are at eye level instead of in the file cabinet. I purchased the smaller one and we have it placed over our lateral file cabinet in our office. Heavy metal and well made. Looks like it will last forever!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen1234 Functional & Stylish
This is a great piece! I work from home and added it to my office to organize files for travel, expenses, etc. I will say that I had to send the 1st one back and get a 2nd one sent to me because it came badly dented. But, I called Ballard and they had another one sent out and I shipped the damaged one back. I would recommend!
November 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tjmd Functions great, doesn't look as it does in the picture
Purchased this product mainly do to the functionality, I couldn't find a simlar product. The vintage photo in the magazine is not close to the almost solid dark brown the product actually is.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KFDSD Great addition to my home office
I ordered two of the large wall pockets. They look great in my home office and are as pictured - not distressed, but not shiny either. More like a oiled finish. I am planning to order two more for another room.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rosewell Looks great. Not rustic looking as it looks from the images on the website but still looks good.
Very happy with the product overall. Just a little disappointed that it didn't have the aged zinc finish. It has a very clean slick dark finish but seems to go with the colour of our cupboard doors so fits in nicely.
Arrived in perfect condition to New Zealand. Very happy with the service and product.
April 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jenni623 Average
I think these are very useful and well made but I somewhat agree with the person who said they were shiny. In the picture they look matte and distressed. I personally don't think that's the case. They don't look as distressed in person and definitely have a sheen to them. I paid a lot for shipping and I need them so up they will go but if I would of saw them in person I don't think I would of paid as much as I did.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RachelNYC Classic style, good quality
A great way to remove clutter from desk surface - easily mount-able and cool vintage look.
March 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AH212 Mixed feelings
This wall pocket is well-constructed, and will definitely serve the purpose for which it was purchased, but I am disappointed with the color and finish of the product. In my opinion, it does not look like the photo. It's not that the color and finish are bad, it's just not what I wanted. I wanted a wall pocket that looks like the photo shown. I'm not returning the item. I'll live with it.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wood4you Office job holders
The craftsmanship and color was awesome , the two mounting eye holes on the back are cut to high toward the top almost all wall anchors on the market will be seen about 1/8 outside after hanging. If the eye slot was a little shorter it would be perfect. I was able to retrofit to not see wall anchor otherwise easy install
January 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Raena Average
Metal was warped so wouldn't lay flat against the wall, which meant that every time I put something in the file pockets, the metal banged against the drywall. Eventually put Velcro all along the backside, which helped, but think for the price you pay the pockets should have been equipped with a better hanging system.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by runningshamorck Looks like the picture
I read the previous two reviews and almost did not order the product. I called Ballard, however, and they assured me that the metal was not "shiny" and more like the distressed- or rubbed look that is pictured. Indeed when it came it was as pictured. We have a rubbed brass light and it looks like the file hanger and lamp were purchased together. Perfect product for that vintage look. Our office happens to be right inside our front entry so I am very picky about the design and look of our office.
April 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kira1 Not as shown in my opinion
I wish I could be as positive as the other reviewers. I was very excited about this product based on the pictures. First issue is that the pockets flare out much deeper than they appear to in picture (My problem for not reading the spec on that) But..... my biggest issue is the finish. On line/catalog, the finish looks weathered, matte, irregular, old/reclaimed. I love that look! In reality, the finish is smooth and glossy, only slightly irregular. Kind of like a grey steel non-descript file cabinet looks. Nothing special . Not happy considering having to pay S&H both ways now, and really product is not as shown
January 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Karli Does not look like picture
Sorry kids...I cannot agree with the other 2 reviewers. I was sooo excited about the look of this product. Pockets looked low profile. (My fault for not looking at specs to see that though pockets did not look as though they stick out very far, in fact they are 3.5 inches at the top opening.) But..... the thing that I liked the best when I ordered them was that they looked like they had a very cool matte, distressed, non shiny, irregular finish. In fact they are glossy and shiny!!! Picture does not reflect this at all! I am bummed. Wanted them to look old or "reclaimed". Anyway...I will now have an expense to send them back when they are truly not as shown. Not happy.......
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Countrychic7280 Industrial looking, but works well in any setting!
My style is rustic, but with new influences & I have upholstered Ballard Design chairs, hemp rug, one of their classic desks that they sell (that they now sell in charcoal) and a old bookshelf that I rubbed black wax on that is very antique looking & the shelf goes well w/ my mix of style.
The best part about the organizer is that is hides dust wall, doesn't get dirty & doesn't get damaged during shipping...the last one I got that matched my desk, came damaged.
September 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kogberg great for the bath!
I bought this wall pocket to put in our master bath - in an attempt to keep magazines and papers off the floor. It looks great and does the job. I love it.
October 1, 2011