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Chairs

Posted on: May 9, 2012

It’s nice to have a place to sit.

I have a lot of them.

There are only two people living in this house, but there sure are a lot of chairs.

There’s a chair in my office area. There’s a glider in my daughter’s room. I have a chair to sit in while in my craft room, sewing or beading or making cards. There’s a comfy recliner in my bedroom for reading.

Downstairs, I have two bar stools.  My dining room table has six chairs — I have a big family and a lot of the gatherings are here — and a “big kid” chair that is actually for little kids, with the seat higher than a normal chair, plus I have four additional folding chairs so we can all fit at the table (which extends to a good size).  I have a toddler chair next to the door so my daughter has somewhere to sit when we put on her shoes, and in the playroom, there are a couple of small cute decorative chairs with fuzzy purple seats and backs. 

And then there are the patio chairs, some plastic kid-sized chairs for outdoors, and portable camp chairs.

So, with all these chairs for two people, what did I do today?  I bought more chairs!  Two of them are child-sized chairs that probably came from a school, $4 each at my local ReStore. 

And then my favorite new chair, very comfy, is a naked padded chair dining-type chair made of good hardwood.  I say “naked” because it needs to be upholstered.  According to the ReStore people, they got three of them, all brand new, but this one didn’t have a cover for some reason.  So they sold the others for $25 each, and this one I got for $5.  It’s very comfy, and I’m very pleased with it.

The dilemma is what exactly to do with it. I’ve decided I would use and have room for a dressing table in my bedroom — I really don’t need a second nightstand by the bed since I’m the only one that sleeps in it and it looks like it’s going to stay that way for a while — and I see a ton of computer desks at thrift stores and garage sales for cheap that would work fine.  Or, depending on the desk I get, I might swap out my old computer desk for the new one, because the old one matches my bedroom more than it matches the area it’s in right now — or what that area is intended to be, anyway.  Just add a mirror or two, and I’d have somewhere to do make-up (which I rarely wear, but should more often), experiment with my hair (ditto), and keep all my extra girly stuff like nail polish and straightening irons and such. 

So anyway, the chair. The new chair is more comfy than the one I currently have in the craft room, so it would make sense to put it in there, because one tends to sit doing craft projects longer than doing make-up (theoretically, anyway…). But the new chair’s wood matches the bedroom better. And since it’s not yet upholstered, that could match anything… so I need to figure out where it will go before I can upholster it. And even then, I find the choices overwhelming…

Not exactly the world’s largest problem, but these are the kinds of choices I could use input on!

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