Got Any Skeletons In Your Closet?

I know, I know. It’s not Halloween! So what’s up with my nosing around for skeletons in your closet?


If you had these remnants of ‘seen better days’ shades stashed away…

 Source: Mitzis Collectibles Blog

Would you pull them out and strip them down to look like this?

Source: Four Corners Design Blog

Would you consider using them fabricless like this?

Source: Wicker Stitch Blog

 I think skeleton shades are pretty cool.

Source: Michele Raven Designs Blog

And I also like them covered with chicken wire.

Source: Pinterest / Contented Sparrow

How about you? Would you disclose the skeletons in your closet if they complimented a vignette like this?

Source: Spunky Junky Blog

Yah, me too! I’m loving this look. Much better light for reading, and a whole lot of personality added to the room.

But did you notice there were bulbs missing in a few? That’s something to keep in mind – it’s tough to find the good old Edison incandescents these days, and those nasty spiral fluorescents just won’t do!

I’m still thinking I’d love to DIY a skeleton shade anyway…

What would you do if it was up to you? Maybe this post will help you decide!

Oh, and don’t forget… today is your last chance to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway! Giveaway closes at 12:01 am PST!!!



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5 Replies to “Got Any Skeletons In Your Closet?”

  1. I do like the look of these. But they seem so impractical. The glare of a bare bulb kills me – is there a specific type of bulb you might suggest for these type of lamps? I’m sure you could special-order some kind of cool one . . .

  2. I think you’d have to have a special shaped shade to do this… the ones you’ve shared are each special in some way with curves and things. Lamps topped like this are very charming and whimsical 🙂

  3. While I do like the sculptural effect, I’m not sure how I would feel about one lit up. Even a low wattage frosted bulb might seem glaring. Have you seen the ones with the frames all wrapped in fabric? Quite pretty…

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