Fabric covering hollywood bathroom light fixture... Fire hazard?

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I have a couple of hollywood style light fixtures in our bathrooms at home which i hate... I see some DIYs to make a cover them using metal wire ( coat hangers etc.) And fabric to make them prettier without replacing, I am however concerned it could be a fire hazard. Any other thoughts or tips?
q fabric covering hollywood bathroom light fixture fire hazard
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 15, 2018
  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Apr 15, 2018
    The fabric is definitely a NO NO. You can find beautiful glass globes at the Home Depot and Lowes. There are also small lampshades on the market that actually slip over the traditional lite bulbs.
  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Apr 15, 2018
    Use led bulbs, they don't generate heat.
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 15, 2018
    how about a wooden valance made from reclaimed wood. Pallet wood, free!
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 21, 2018
    Even with using LED lightbulbs, any kind of fabric light fixture covering in a bathroom is extremely hard to keep lint free, clean, and sanitized. Glass fixture globes or shades can be removed at any time and washed thoroughly with soap and hot water.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 21, 2018
    An alternative would be using those new "antique" type bulbs or ones that are already decorated.
  • Bme31059818 Bme31059818 on Apr 21, 2018
    Thank you all fr the input! I decided against the fabric and because i hate the look of hollywood fixtures in general decided this was my answer. Using wood shims and creating a valance of sort. ( thanks Lynn!) Im excited to finish putting it together!
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