So, I found this chair & ottoman at a yard sale last weekend.
I had been at the sale the day before and they told me that some teak chairs would be coming Saturday morning. I returned just as they were unloading the chairs from a trailer and saw this set and made a run for it. There was a guy there who seemed strangely smug who quickly yelled over, "$40 for the set". I debated on it while fending off several other interested
suckers people. I assessed a few issues with the wood and tried to see how easy it would be to recover since the fabric was so ugly. I've been looking for something like this for ages so, despite the problems, I told the guy I'd take it. My cousin, who was with me at the time, took another cool chair that was sitting beside it. Here's a quick shot of her new chair (no pee on hers!) being positioned in her apartment.
So, we hauled ass and lugged our chairs outta there so we could get to more sales. As I was carrying my chair away, I got a whiff of pee and quickly realized a dog had taken a great big piss on it (it was covered in dog hair also). So, I did what any abnormal person would do and took it home anyway and started trying to figure out how I could revamp this diaper chair into something great (and sanitary).
The smug guy who sold it to me was probably in hysterics as he watched me carry it off. "Look at that girl carrying Rusty's old chair! That dog pissed on that thing 100 times over, what a fool! Good luck, honey!"
Not only does it have the urination situation but it also has a crack on the back of the arm that I need to fix. This should be simple though (I think), as it just needs to be glued and clamped back together.
I'll probably have to spend $500 on it to recover it and get new foam so that makes me a complete moron, right? Any normal person would go to the mall or a big box store and just buy a rat leather club chair for $100, sit in it and enjoy their lives. But nooooo, not me! I need to rebuild this fucker because I have a MAJOR disorder. Anyway, I do envision it looking amazing after it's recovered in something dark/black so when I get back from holiday I'm going to tackle this. I'm going to give myself a budget for it and if it goes over, this giant Poise pad on legs will be off to the dump.
Would you try and bring this set back to life or is it totally gross?
Am I weird/creepy because I prefer that it be dog pee over old man's pee?
Did you know that, on occasion, I enjoy watching Wheel of Fortune?