Asked on Dec 02, 2017

Any ideas to cheaply hide Hollywood dressing room vanity lights?

by Kel22302662
In both of my bathrooms I have vanities with the old fashioned Hollywood dressing room lights. I don't have a lot of money to fix up my house to sell it, and the lights are connected to the medicine cabinet. I need a very cheap way to hide the lights.

  8 answers
  • Sally Sally on Dec 02, 2017
    paint them black & add Edison bulbs for an updated look

  • Mic31326662 Mic31326662 on Dec 02, 2017
    ask Someone at the electric board. Or smash bulbs and then ask them or, what about a frame and mirror. Take it out if not fixed need more info.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 02, 2017
    Who says there's not someone out there who won't like the retro look? If you're selling, clean, clean, clean is the name of the game. Make sure the yard is neat also. Someone will fall in love with your home.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Dec 06, 2017
    depending on the rest of the bathroom decor, I think I'd 'box' them in -- like a shadow box from the side and over the front so you don't actually see the bulbs - paint the inside of the boards a bright white to help reflect the light back to the mirror -- the outside of the 'frame' you can paint/stain any color that would go with the woodwork/cabinets already there -- or a contrasting color --

    • Kel22302662 Kel22302662 on Dec 06, 2017
      Yes, I think that's sort of what I'll do. I'm going to build the frame of a box that fits over the lights, but instead of solid wood, I'll cover the frame with some type fabric or material that lets some light through. I'll probably use square wooden dowels to make the frame. I wonder where you can buy that material that lamp shades are made from (plastic on inside, fabric on outside)? I know my local Michael's craft store doesn't have it. I'll have to check my local fabric store.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Dec 06, 2017
    that kind of material doesn't hold up well -- it yellows, gets brittle, breaks, etc, I'd use a translucent plastic sheeting -- if you 'google' on 'Translucent Plastic Sheeting' you'll get more info than you can use -- but it will give you a jumping off place -- you want something that won't be affected by humidity ...

  • Marj Viksna Weir Marj Viksna Weir on Oct 17, 2021

    I'm a bit late to the game but they are still around! Check out for a quick fix without any tools or skills.