Don't let it intimidate you; my brother gave me a swag lamp kit, with everything you need to wire up your very own lamp, complete with instructions.
I accumulate stuff that just needs to be fixed, tweaked or refurbished - the green industrial lamp shade was exactly the right thing for this project.
It's heavy and old, with a few character marks (read; dings and scrapes) and it deserves a new home where it's well treated and loved.
All it takes is to follow those instructions, and have a few common tools, like a flat head screwdriver and needle nose pliers.
The instruction sheet explained how to thread the electrical cord through the chain - no, really!
Then you put the unfinished end through the lamp shade or fixture, and wire it up to the bakelite light bulb holder. It took me a bit longer than the average handy person, because I didn't want any nasty surprises, like electrocution.
I tested it on a ground fault plug, just in case, and it worked great. Now it's hung up in my corner, ready to go if I want to read.
If it looks like the lampshade is rustic and rusty and has seen better days, that's because it has. Why buck the trend? I have a fanatic attraction to old the worn out stuff, refurbished and made new again.