Monday, June 25, 2012

Hello, Baby!

Look who's coming to live at our house in a week or two!

After a grueling search for a club chair to replace the fraternity house love seat formerly in our living room, (which we sent home with my parents after Memorial Day weekend,) I finally settled on the Brooklyn Club Chair from Pottery Barn.

It's definitely an investment, but it is absolutely lovely and so, so comfy. (That leather is like buttah. I cannot even tell you how excited I am to curl up in there with a book!) I have been researching everywhere from Craigslist to local antique dealers, but finally settled on a new, old-looking chair instead of an old, new-looking chair because of its sturdiness and reasonable price (believe it or not, leather club chairs are hella expensive, no matter their age).

This chair has good bones, which is important in all furniture purchases because then you know they will never go out of style, and it will always be worth it to just recover them instead of having to buy a whole new chair again.

In her defense, the fraternity house love seat also had good bones (Is that just asking for someone to make a lewd joke?), which was why I recovered her, and why she stayed in our house almost 10 years after we graduated, but she had way too many cushions and Nathan couldn't deal with straightening them anymore.


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    1. Like the framing, the shape, etc. If it's well built and has classic lines, it will last and still look good even if it gets sat on (or even potentially jumped on) for many many years. One chair to rule them all, so to speak.

    2. Yeah, and I realize using a Lord of the Rings quote was a particularly nerdy thing to do...

  2. Can't wait to see it in September!! And the Lord of the Rings comparison cracks me up!