Moving on, I scoured the house for anything that could be turned into a shade, this is what I came back with:
frame-less lamp project. After forming the wire frame and using skewers at the top, this is what I came up with:
I am allowed to make up words if I want.
I then swapped out the skewers with more wire and Chris added a screw to secure the top to the frame:
Now I have a nice little counter top lamp. Is it perfect? No, but it works for us :-)