The light fixture in my entry was just a bare bulb for several months. After I cleaned up the area with a fresh coat of paint and a redesign, the original glass shade that came with the house no longer applied to the new look. Until one day while browsing HomeSense, a Moroccan-inspired tealight lantern caught my eye. Three long chains connected at the top to a hook that was meant to hang from a ceiling hanger. I loved the mercury glass and it would create a lot of interest in an otherwise modern, minimalist space.
The tealight lantern was repurposed into a lamp shade for this bare bulb. The tealight holder came out easily as it wasn’t attached to the glass.
Cup hooks were screwed into the ceiling, the chains were shortened and then hung from the cup hooks. Easy breezy!
I really don’t know what else to say except that I’m so happy to not enter my house with a bare bulb over my head anymore.
Total time: Half an hour; includes locating the cup hooks to where they line up with the chains and adjusting the lengths of the chains as I found out that the chain links were not all equal.
Total cost: $28, after taxes. Definitely not the cheapest lamp shade I could find, but it’s absolutely more interesting than anything else in the big box stores.