There is a story that goes back over 3 years to this one.
It all started when we went to one of our very first estate sales. It was also one of the best estate sales we ever went to. We found the most amazing mid-century office chair. It had a solid chrome base with chrome casters and and was upholstered in bright orange velor. Other than some dust it was in perfect condition, a great example of “they don’t make them like they used to”. We of course took the chair home for a bargain at $35.
At the time we were living with a roommate, and had little more than our small bedroom to ourselves. Jared had a desk in the room and I only used a laptop to run my blog, so the chair became his. It’s an amazing chair. This may sound borderline obsessive, but its the perfect height, super comfortable, sturdy and adorable. After 3 years of heavy use it’s still in great shape and shows no further wear. Seriously, it is a near flawless chair.
Over the course of these 3 years I have gone through a number of chairs. Cheap desk chairs, a pretty mid-century side chair and most recently an expensive replica desk chair. And through all of these I have whined and complained. None of them compared to Jared’s chair. We searched and searched and have never been able to find another chair like it. Until a few weeks ago.
On ebay, Jared found a mid-century desk chair. Chrome base, check. Upholstered, check. Good condition, check. Doesn’t need a lot of immediate work, check. Affordable, check. Looks comfy, check. As an early anniversary gift he bid on it for me and won. About a week later a HUGE box appeared on the doorstep. It took me about 30 minutes to put together (most of that time was spent looking for the screws).
And now I find myself blogging from my new, beautiful, COMFORTABLE chair. It has no arms, which is perfect for me since I squirm and tend to sit with my legs up, crossed, kneel and sit ways that are typically unconventional while working. I love it. I’m finally content with a chair.