Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Should I buy this chair?

So we're having just about the craziest week ever, with work and a weird meeting first thing tomorrow, and her going away Thursday (and family coming next Tuesday). I've been working on the kitchen and doing a couple of little projects and I'll catch up properly soon. Meanwhile, should I buy this chair? It's $150 from Ross, and I'd recover it in a graphic (probably mostly black and white) print and put it in the far corner of our bedroom (where there's a black leather and wood chair now that's actually kind-of broken). I want it because I love the shape and I'd rather have a slipper type chair there. I'm wary because we already have several accent chairs with nowhere to go and I'm reluctant to get rid of any of them, and it's on the low side when our bed is on the high side. Also because y'know, it's $150 I don't need to spend. So what do you think?


Colleen (aka CQ in DC / quinncx) said...

i love the shape of it!

Aimee "Roo" said...

Oh it's adorable! If you can afford to buy it, then by all means go for it! If it's going to be a stretch or get you in debt, then I say don't do it. :)

Token said...

it is ugly as all hell. Stay away.

Vandu said...

Hello ARC, I saw your post on ApartmentTherapy.com from March 2008 re the Erfjord natural latex mattress by IKEA. I went to your profile and didn't know how else to get in touch with you except through your blog. My husband and I are done with spring mattresses and are considering this one as we recently tried it out at our local IKEA and liked it. We are looking for good lower back support, and a mattress that doesn't change how it feels over time. In your comment you said you had the Erfjord for 3 years and were quite happy. I have a four questions for you if you don't mind answering, as we don't know much about latex, and what to look for:
1) Do you still use yours, or if not, what happened?
2) I've read that there is no need to flip latex mattresses, yet on product description for the Erfjord, it says it can be flipped, and I heard IKEA recommends once every few months. Did you have to flip yours?
3) Did the mattress provide you good back support and does it change over time or feels the same over the years?
4) did you use a topper or was it comfortable by itself for you?
I can be reached at vandana.purohit@gmail.com. Thanks so much for any help.

Vandu said...