A couple months ago, I found an accordion sconce I liked, but couldn't afford. So I came up with an Ikea hack. I purchased two Ikea stand-bys for a total of $15 and came up with my own version. Perfect for reading in bed!
The functionality is great. But I believe in things being beautiful as well as useful. My plan is to spray the shade with high heat gold paint, and then add this vintage decorative metal flower trim to the base. This will help glam it up a bit to tie in with the room decor.