Today’s Room: This Green Room in a Box is special to me. As one of Walmart‘s ElevenMoms, I had an opportunity to purchase up to $600 worth of patio furniture and accessories to create an outdoor living space. Of course, I wanted said furniture to be eco-friendly. Thankfully, and to my surprise, Walmart.com has a pretty decent selection of FSC-certified wood furniture. I added to that some bamboo and recycled glass accessories from Walmart and elsewhere, and I am giving my mom’s front patio a makeover. Below, you’ll see the before pictures. I have ordered the furniture, to be shipped directly to my local Walmart via Site to Store. When I receive it, my husband will spend a few days putting everything together. So for the first time, you’ll be able to see how a Green Room in a Box looks in real life! Are you as excited as I am?
In general, I am completely averse to any product that can be labeled “disposable.” Part of the reason our planet is in the condition it’s in is that so many people have a disposable mentality. We are socialized to believe that a product’s value is determined by its convenience, no matter how or where it was made or where it will end up once it’s not useful to us anymore.
One thing I have learned about great home decor finds is that they typically come in pairs. A few days ago, I discovered and featured a beautiful reclaimed teak mirror from Pottery Barn. It got me thinking how I’d love to add a mirror to a sad, empty wall in our bedroom. Yesterday, without even trying, I happened upon the Fascination Mirror by Eco-luz at Bellacor. All I can say is wow!
As a graphic designer by trade, I can certainly appreciate how the designer managed to turn shapes as simple as circles into a beautiful, unique and completely asymmetrical design. The fact that the entire mirror, rosettas and all, is made of recycled content is icing on the cake.