Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A "New" Chair

We have an old black recliner that was given to us when we were married. It was old when we got it (like 15+ years old back in 1990). Now, I'll take just about anything for free, and this was free...and it was a chair...something absolutely necessary when just starting out. It is a Lane in black fake leather with small wood arms with the fake leather arm rests gone. I plugged the holes in the arm rests with plugs, but it didn't really improve the appearance. The lever that pushes the foot rest out is broken but can still be worked with a strong arm and then with strong legs to push the foot rest back in place. It was sort of an ongoing joke between my husband and myself about getting rid of it. However, I don't like to get rid of things without replacing them, and we haven't exactly had the extra money to replace it....until recently...when this old mauve chair was discovered for sale for $10! It was really, well, hairy. It looked like someone had cut their hair while sitting on it--for the past 15 years. After a good vacuum and cleaning, I was very pleased. It goes perfectly--and much nicely, might I add--where the old black recliner was and looks much more elegant and in keeping with our living room. It smells good, cleaned up well, and is very comfortable, and you can't beat the price. As for the old black recliner? It has been banished to the basement...until we can replace it with something nicer down there!

3 comments:

Marilyn said...

Good for you ! ! Looks Great!!
Love,
Marilyn

RobinBirdsNest said...

Thank you so much, Michele! I am soooo excited!

Marydon said...

What a lovely chair ... & love the $.

Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon