Well . . . kinda . . .
The chair that kicked my behind during it's personal little makeover?
The chair that I procrastinated on for sooo long?
The chair whose upholstery was becoming tattered and torn, but I was determined to save?
The other night, Dear Son along with his sweet girlfriend, sat themselves in that chair (you might remember that chair's a reclining chair-and-a-half), and pushed back to recline comfortably when POP! A bolt in the hinge of the reclining mechanism snapped in two.
Well, we're surely not going to pay the price to repair it. So now I'm on the hunt for a new chair. And I think I've actually found one. Since I just hate spending big money of furniture if I can get away with not, (THE CHAIR is case-in-point - big money spent on a chair whose upholstery wore out in 3 years and eventually broke after 8), Ikea has what I think just might be the answer for me.
The Ektorp Chair
It comes in a variety of colors, even a cute floral print. The color I'm leaning to is the white. And better yet, the white cotton slipcover is machine washable, and it's the cheapest of the color options at $249.
The other colors are dry clean only, and a bit more expensive. The floral above, for example, is priced at $349.
This Pottery Barn chair, named
The Basic Armchair ,
(all that money for that chair, and they can't come up with a real name for it??? LOL) also offers what I'm looking for. But really, priced at around $900, and a chair that will be used basically as an extra, occasional chair in the family room, I just can't see spending that much. Granted, the PB chair's frame is made much better being a solid, kiln-dried hardwood frame, and the Ikea chair is not. I still think, for us, the Ikea chair is the way to go.
Unless I see something somewhere else that fits the bill, I'll be taking a drive up to Philly to visit our closest Ikea store very soon!
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