Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Chair "Upgrade"?

Last week Jens and I splurged and got a new chair for the family room. It was from craigslist and we paid $80 for it (yep, we're that cheap). The chair's predecessor is a beaten up old brown recliner which my mother picked off of a curb for free and we have been using since college. Needless to say, it has seen better days and the springs were finally starting to go and the foam was falling out of the bottom. The new craigslist chair is everything we were looking for in terms of shape and proportion, however, the upholstery leaves a little to be desired so we have a new DIY project. We hope to reupholster it in leather or maybe some manly houndstooth upholstery fabric and also construct a matching storage ottomen. It's not going to be quick or easy but it'll be less painful on our wallets then purchasing it's look alike cousin at PB for $1500. Here's a little preview of what we are working with:

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