Help with Covering Socket in Light Fixture

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I am looking for advice on how I can cover the sockets in this old light fixture I picked up. I took the shades off and how you see the exposed socket too much for my liking. The depth is about 2 inches and does not seem that there is a 2 inch socket cover out there. My goal is to replace the lights with edison bulbs. Any advice on how I can cover these up would be awesome :)
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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Apr 23, 2018
    How about some greenery?
  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 23, 2018
    You can get some pvc pipe probably at any hardware store. Just take bulb with you to make sure you get it wide enough. You can also paint the pvc with a plastic spray paint.
  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 23, 2018
    Hello!!! I would wrap it with adhesive lace if you’re trying to stay with a chic look. The bulbs 💡 shouldn’t give off enough heat to worry about a fire 🔥 hazard. Craft stores have so many new adhesive decorative strips nowadays. You can also buy some metal water heater strapping, it’s als about 2”. That would look real good.
  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 23, 2018
    Oh and you can paint it white also. :}
  • Carol Marszalek Carol Marszalek on Apr 23, 2018
    I like the PVC idea, you could also use aluminum. A small aluminum juice can cut into rings and spray painted would work. Not sure I would use greenery due to heat build up.
  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 23, 2018
    The more I look at your picture, the more I think about either re-vamping or replacing the piece under the socket. It has a convex shape. If you can remove one, take it to the hardware store and see what alternate solutions you can find.
  • William William on Apr 23, 2018
    I go with the PVC pipe. Easy to cut. Can be glued down. Can be painted. Would give a finished look.
  • Galena Galena on Apr 24, 2018
    How about some white
    wire or that decorative aluminum wire spiraled with crystals or pearls on the ends?
  • Liz Liz on Apr 27, 2018
    Would a toilet paper tube fit? Or maybe one from Saran?
    As long as it doesn't touch the bulb, it could be painted or covered with fabric, foil, wrapping paper, anything really.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 27, 2018
    A light store sells cones that fits the "candle" on a chandelier . They are made for this, and will not be a hazard.
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