I found this metal piece at the flea market a while back and loved it and thought I'd simply use it as a vase. It's quite heavy and made of something concrete-like material. I took it to my local electrician and he wired it up as a lamp for me. In the US you can buy lamp kits and do this easily yourself but here I haven't found any such kits, though I imagine it wouldn't be hard to pick out individual parts for a lamp. I did need a hole drilled so I'm glad the electrician did that for me. I covered it with a vintage tea towel that I also bought at the flea market. I traced out a simple pattern by rolling the shade on pattern paper and then I glued it to the lampshade around the rims with textile glue. Super easy and can be done in about 15 minutes. I still need to add a bit of trim to the inside to cover the raw edges better, but it's looking nice to this point. This is now my favorite lamp, and I have my eye out for more unusual things I can turn into lamps with pretty customized shades. Here's to some fun DIY!