Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Great Chair Debate

To be honest with you, I don't even know why I'm posting this. With the amount of time it takes me to write this, these items may be gone. So it appears hopeless, but oh well. I'd like feedback anyway.
In my new apartment I think I'll have to get rid of my loveseat and replace it with a nice chair. I'm fine with this, as long as I can find the right chair. So I've been glued to craigslist lately trying to find that perfect chair and nothing has really stood out to me just yet, screaming "I'm the one!". However, I did find a few unique pieces that I wanted to share and possibly get feedback on.
Here is a beautiful black velvet tuffeted chair that is gorgeous. BUT the fact that I have 2 cats doesn't seem to agree with black velvet. Would you attempt it? And if so, would you do anything special to avoid the cat hair collection? Besides vacuum the chair every single day?
Here is a lovely antique chair, but it's pink, and doesn't look as comfy as a modern chair. But tell me, do you know of any kind of dye you can put on fabric like this to change the color?
This is of course an Ikea chair. My sister has one, but she was smart and went with a neutral color. Although semi-comfy, I'm not sure if this is the way I want to go. But haven't completely made up my mind yet.

And last but not least, the craziest of all, the "I-don't-know-what-to-call-it" chair. It's ugly, I think we can all agree on that, but the frame of the chair seems to be solid. And it looks fairly easy to reapholster, correct? (This coming from someone who can hardly make a pillow.) I don't know, does it look like a project worth taking on? Are there even any slip covers out there for a chair like this? ...HELP!


Call Me Naive said...

I like the black one the most, or the last one if you feel up for reupholstering, but then there's the cats issue again. Ikea chair can have a new cushion easily-they're bought separately anyway, but just depends. They are much more comfortable with the footstool, but not as much as a loveseat you're replacing-so I dunno. :)

Adina said...

I also like the black chair but the cat hair thing might be a problem. The one that you could reupholster does look comfortable. We have that exact ikea chair and love it. It's really comfortable, especially with the ottoman/footstool thingy. It's pretty affordable brand new from Ikea. It's just a haul to get to Atlanta to get it, or pay more than the chair in shipping!