Saturday, October 3, 2009

Words I Never, Ever Thought I Would Write; or, I Bought a Recliner

A bit of history; I have an abiding loathing for all things "recliner".  I just think that they're horrid in general, and if they're made of leather, well then they're actual demonic abominations.  No, seriously. Really not digging the recliner genre of furniture.

That's why I went out and purchased a leather recliner today, I guess. I'm a rebel against my own prejudices...a salmon swimming upstream straight to decorating hell. I'm a picky person when it comes to furniture, and I have a definite idea of what I want. (My style is eclectic; very personal and comfortable for both of us....our only ongoing issues have been my need to paint every single bit of visible wood a nice cream color...and my hatred of recliners. Other than that, we're cool.)

But here's the beloved has always wanted a recliner. He's pined for one; every year or so making a (plaintive, almost but not quite whiny) request. Somewhat bitchily, I've always denied him.  Not that I don't adore him, but I didn't like the idea of having to projectile vomit every time that I viewed my living room. (Although from a weight-loss perspective....hmmm. Oh, well, too late.)

So in the past week or so, I've looked at at least a hundred recliners. God, some of them are awful. But I did find one that was actually....okay. It's bit contemporary for the room, but the colors are good, and I can make it work. Most important though, David loves it; it's really comfortable, and that's the most important thing, especially for a guy who works so hard, for such a horrible, incompetently run,  soul-destroying corporation. (I'll say no more on that subject.)

The recliner that we ended up buying is the "Carlyle" from Lazy Boy. The picture above is the stock picture from the website....our chair will be buttercream leather, with very dark, almost black arms. It's ridiculously comfortable, and with a throw pillow or two, and/or a nice throw, it will look really good in the room, I think.  So we're both happy, and I think that I've lessened my karmic load a bit, hopefully. (Doesn't really look like a recliner, huh?)

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