Good Questions: Experience Covering Light Fixtures?

Good Questions: Experience Covering Light Fixtures?

Heather Blaha
Dec 17, 2007

Dear AT,

I am covering an ugly, round, bare flourescent light fixture in my kitchen. I found the a paper shade in the perfect shade of yellow at Cost Plus. My plan is to cut in half and put in over the light.

Before I tackle this problem, I wondered if anyone done it before? I am not sure how I am going to attach it ... the one idea I have is to use the cord fasteners/organizers (the small plastic piece/nail combo I've used to neatly fasten long cords to the baseboards of my place to keep it neat and tidy looking). However, the ceiling appears to be plaster, and I am concered the tiny nails will just crumble the plaster.

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Any ideas or experiences to share?

Many thanks!



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