I have five, count 'em, five, 1970's wall light fixtures in my living room. I spent the weekend looking at fixtures and frankly, just don't have $800.00 to replace them.
I've thought about just removing them for now but then my room would be really dark so so I would have to buy lamps and I don't quite want to do that as until the house gets rewired I would have cords running all over the place.
So now I'm thinking maybe I can disguise the things.
I found one just like mine for sale on craigslist. This one is actually nicer than mine as mine are really beat up and funky:
I'm thinking that I could perhaps paint the back of the "crystals", or make some kind of shade that could hang from the hooks or that the hook thing could be removed and something mounted to the wall.
It is, of course, important that whatever materials I use don't burst into flames when the lights are on.