Monday, October 18, 2010

The Grandpa Chair

I used to have a nemesis living in my home. After much nagging and crazy talk about taking it in the back yard and setting it aflame it is FINALLY GONE! We had the world's cheapest, crappiest, most uncomfortable, ugly couch. I thought of taking photographs of this dreaded creature but I am too embarrassed that it actually lived with us for so long. It was more of a dog bed in the end than a couch. When it met it's end at the dump the cushions were torn up as well as the arms and it stunk! Not to mention that our house is just too small for two large couches. It was the best $30 we have ever spent!

For some crazy reason my husband thought it was comfortable. I prefer the couch I sit on where the cushions don't slide off when you sit down and the fabric is actually worth something and does not rip under the slightest pressure. No wonder the previous owner was giving it away! Oh! Plus I can shampoo the couch I am sitting on without staining it! You are really wishing I took pictures of the ugly couch now aren't you?

My husband has been wanting a recliner for some time. I think every man needs a recliner of some sort. Due to the baby coming and saving money for the birth and other events next year we were not able to run out and get a brand new chair. So we headed to the Goodwill. There is a rather large Goodwill in Seattle and I remembered they had nice selection of furniture the last time I was there. My husband sat in every recliner they had and they either did not lay back far enough or the reclining motion seemed too worn out. I spotted our purchase right when we walked up to the chairs. I loved it from the moment I saw it. I thought it is perfect for our old grandma house. It is small, compact, yet looks comfortable and I bet it would rock a baby to sleep like a dream. "What about this one honey?" He loved it! He said it was the most comfortable and fit all of his recliner criteria. What I love most about it is that the dogs don't fit comfortably on it so they stay off of it! Even better it had a $15 price tag. Meet the newest member of our furniture family. The Grandpa Chair.
Please ignore the lack of window sill and the needed paint around the new window. It is on my list of things to do before baby gets here. ;)

No comments: