I am wayyyyyyy to scared of multi colour to do this however......... loads of a neutral colour buttons and IM IN!!!!!!
Fun and Cute DIY Button Crafts
button lampshade - repurpose lamp from former room and paint the lamp base. Add a new shade, with buttons for a vintage feel.
Shabby Chic BNWT Linen Button Heart Lamp
Decorate lampshade with cute buttons
Lampshade looks wonderful with button flowers & some embroidery!
DIY lampshade from katelikesthis.blogspot.com
"A lampshade becomes the perfect place to showcase a collection of badges" one of the ideas in my new book Creative Family Home - photography Rachel Whiting - published by Ryland Peters & Small http://www.creativefamilyhome.com
Button lampshade - Some of us end up with way too many extra buttons, this is a very cute way to make use of them.