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The Missing Piece: Organic Cotton Lamp Shade(s)

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It happens to the best of us. We’ll start a project or begin decorating a room, only to let it fall by the wayside because of the one or two small tasks we were unable to finish. The smallest space in our home, and the one I use the most often,  fell victim to this: My office space.  But I’m determined to finish it, and soon.

I bought a lamp base at Goodwill months ago, and I had been looking for a suitable shade to go with it. I found several I liked on Etsy, but I didn’t want to spend more than $50 on it. In fact, I was hoping to spend considerably less than that. I also wanted one that wasn’t made of polyester or plastic, and that featured some sort of pattern or design — and I wasn’t in the mood to make one myself.

With all these requirements, its no wonder I couldn’t find one that worked.

A few days ago, though, I finally found a shade that fit all of my criteria. Even more surprising, I found it at Walmart.com. The lamp shades shown above are made of organic cotton with AZO-free dyes. They are technically designed for use in a nursery, but I think they are stylish enough to be used in other rooms as well.

All I know is that the soft blue shade is the right color and the pattern is perfect, so it will be going on my desk.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of organic cotton printed with AZO-free dyes

Price: Blue or Red/Black, $29.99/ea. (aff)

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

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