First he went to Home Depot and picked up a lamp kit for around $10. This was step #1.
Here you can see the tripod.
Then he installed the lamp kit and put in a light bulb.
We picked up a lampshade at Ikea for around $6.
And just like that, we have a new (adjustable heights) homemade lamp for just under $60! (Plus it comes with a story and bragging rights, haha!)
Oh look! I found this one at Pottery Barn for $200!