It's a very old house that the ceiling is made out of lath and plaster so it would be too much work to dig a hole to put in a large junction box for the wires. They won't fit in the base of the light fixture so it leaves a 1 inch gap.

What could I use to blend it in and make this work?

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Wires and connections must be contained in an enclosure that is designed for that purpose. You might be able to find a decorative canopy extension ring at a good lighting and/or fan shop. it might look something like this:

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  • That is a pancake box used for wiremold. While this could work, I am interested to see what the ceiling looks like to see if there is a proper box there or not. – Jason Hutchinson Jul 22 '16 at 20:00
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    @Jason Hutchinson, yup that's exactly what that is.That is why I said "it might look something like this". I was too lazy to spend the time searching for what I really think he needs because he's been too lazy to post a picture. – Jimmy Fix-it Jul 22 '16 at 20:50

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