If you have a bar counter in your kitchen, you know that they are a great place to add extra seating in the form of barstools. We currently have two old black ones that were basically the cheapest we could find at the time. Sure, they’re still in decent condition, if you don’t mind a wobble or two when you’re sitting down and getting back up. My problem is that my daughter thinks they are a ride at an amusement park, and she gets a kick out of spinning the stools, even when they are empty. So when we move into our own place, we’ll probably put our current stools in the yard sale pile and upgrade to something more stylish with no spinning parts.
As of October 1, 2010, all of these items are sold out. Click here for more affordable, eco-friendly seating options that are currently available.
As you all well know, eco-friendly upholstered furniture can definitely lean toward the unaffordable for many people. While I would be willing to cut back and save up for an $8000 sofa that will likely last my family a lifetime (perhaps even several), I know that there are lots of readers who won’t, or can’t, do that. If you still want to go green, but not at so high a cost, here are some great sustainable furniture options.
I have a secret. I hate vacuuming. It is easily one of my least-favorite chores, second only to cleaning the bathroom. I do both, of course, because they need to be done, but I rarely go about it happily. I hate lugging a heavy vacuum around from room to room hoping that the cord will be long enough to reach everywhere without having to switch outlets. It’s just not a fun chore for me. So when Dirt Devil contacted me about their Accucharge cordless stick vac that is also ENERGY STAR approved, I jumped at the chance. After all, a well-decorated home is a clean, well-kept home.
Most of you know that my family and I recently moved from Georgia to Tennessee. We’re currently living in a situation where we rarely have any control over the thermostat. That means two things: It’s always a bit colder in the house than I’m used to, and we have been layering our bedding to make sure we’re warm at night. During the winter, which is a lot colder than I expected here in Tennessee, there’s nothing quite as valuable as a really warm blanket.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ll be offering up a series of product reviews this week. Over the past couple of months, I’ve received some great eco-friendly product samples to test, so I want to catch up on those this week. You’ll learn about great eco-friendly bedding, artwork and even a vaccuum cleaner, and I’ll be giving my honest opinion of the products. I’ll also be posting giveaways of some of these products, so don’t miss anything!