How can you cover a ceiling light without using the metal sheet?

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q how can you cover or ceiling light with out using the metal sheet
q how can you cover or ceiling light with out using the metal sheet
q how can you cover or ceiling light with out using the metal sheet
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  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Dec 12, 2019

    I want to help - I don't understand the question though. You want to add a light, but not on the metal?

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Dec 12, 2019

    If you have a bare lightbulb hanging down, on a porcelain socket, then you can buy a clip-on light shade for about $7 at HD or Menards.

    I drilled a hole in mine for the pull chain.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Dec 12, 2019

    I also do not understand the question or the pics. Please explain.


    Are you saying there is a fixture behind the metal? You could remove the metal and hang a tapestry or canvas drop cloth over that area.

  • Emily Emily on Dec 12, 2019

    I agree with not understanding the pictures in order to answer the question.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 12, 2019

    Hi Cora, if you are looking to remove the metal , you can tack a light cloth like linen over the spot to soften the look. Or another type of fairly transparent material will do the trick

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 12, 2019

    Hard to see what the metal cover is over and how its held onto the ceiling..... but I've purchased sheets of textured plastic at True Value, and was able to cut it to fit the fixture by putting/sliding into the grooves of the fixture.

    I don't know how the funky found object dream catcher fits into the whole picture. Is it part of the same project?

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY! Toni @ Girl, Just DIY! on Dec 17, 2019

    So are you talking about covering over a ceiling light fixture and you don't want to utilize it any more? If that's what you're looking to do you need to make sure that the ends of the wiring is secured with wire nuts and I'd go the extra step to wrap them with electrical tape.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 17, 2019

    Is it actually metal, or an acrylic type sheet that looks like metal? I ask because it looks like the light is shining through.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 19, 2019

    Are you wanting to no longer have the ceiling light? We're not quite understanding what it is you want to accomplish? Can you provide more information please?

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 20, 2019

    Can you provide more info?

  • Patty R. Patty R. on Jun 15, 2021

    I guess you want help covering a sky light? It is difficult to tell for sure.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 02, 2021

    Hello, you can buy light diffusing plastic covers for ceiling lights at all home improvement stores, they allow more light than the metal ones you show here

    https://www.homedepot.com/b/Building-Materials-Ceilings-Ceiling-Light-Panels/N-5yc1vZc58p