How can I Replace my lamp Shade?

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This is a Hard Shade, literally falling apart, I have a lot of ideas to cover it but need to know fire safe ideas, as you can see very close to bulb

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  • Curly Curly on Mar 26, 2017
    replace with the lamp covers like on a fan or the small fabric shades.
  • Sandra Sandra on Mar 26, 2017
    Do not use a fabric shade if the light gets hot. The lamp looks very familiar to many I have seen and they get very hot. You could try a glass shade and use a lower watt bulb, You can get glass shades that look like stained glass at any box store.
  • Angela Cassidy Angela Cassidy on Mar 27, 2017
    When our hard plastic shade began to crumble apart I just finished the job and put on a store bought shade that the light bulb goes through and screws into the socket. Make sure that the shades ring is thin though. One of our lamp shade rings was just a little too thick and the bulb couldn't make contact on the bottom of the lamp fixture. I was able to swap it out with another lamp shade that I already had, and the new shade didn't interfere with the other lamps bulb making contact at all.
  • Jen Jen on Mar 27, 2017
    Thanks
  • Jen Jen on Mar 27, 2017
    Thank you, it does get very hot, why its falling apart & I use a 20 watt bulb, just was hoping to patch so it matches the rest of the lights
  • Gail Gail on Mar 29, 2017
    You could just turn it towards the wall where it does not show but, it is cheaper to buy another lamp than have a fire. The degraded shade could be a sign of compromised mechanical failure.
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Mar 29, 2017
    You could cover the shade with most anything, using mod podge or elmer's glue. To be safe get LED bulbs. Use less power and create more light, lasts longer too....about 25,000 hours. No I don't work for these people but I do get some of their products.


  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Mar 30, 2017
    The bolt/screw on top of the lamp is where you would dismantle the globe. Take that to the box store for a replacement in metal or glass. Use of the LED bulbs is an excellent idea. I would also paint the base....something funky or industrial (black/nickle/chrome). There are some terrific bulbs that look like the original Edison bulbs. You could use that with a wire cage (also at box stores) for a really great look. As one comment said, making sure that the pieces fit together is essential, so I'd take the lamp with me when I shop. I love Lowe's because I have never gone in with a project without several of their staff getting involved in the project.
  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 13, 2019

    use LED bulb that doesn't get hot that way shade could be made of anything you like