They say the first step in acknowledging you have a problem is admitting it. Well, I have a problem with chairs. You could call it a chair obsession if you wanted to. I like to think of them as my entertainment. So I love chairs – what’s the big deal? They’re free, on the sidewalk, and I can fix them up, when I’m not re-doing bathrooms. There’s no harm in bringing home a few chairs, right? My husband would disagree. He says my collection looks like flood waters have hit and then receded leaving behind a gigantic mangled up mess of chairs stacked in the basement or hanging in the garage or used for other things!
Sometimes they’re used instead of a billboard if you need to announce a play that’s taking place in your backyard.
Most are simply waiting for their turn for a chair makeover.
Chairs do regularly get fixed up and brought “upstairs” from the basement. Some are getting done but not quite finished. This one needs a little slip-cover which I’m sure I’ll be getting to very soon.
This little chair was in the back of a pick-up truck headed to the dump. I left a note with my address asking the owner if he would please drop off the rocker on my front porch rather than trashing it. He brought it over and ended up chatting with my husband for an hour. It broke my heart to think it would be tossed into a garbage pile. It needs a new rail thing on the bottom of it.
There’s quite a stack of chairs in our basement right now. I may have to have a garage sale because it looks like a game of musical chairs gone bad.
You’ll be happy to know someone just called me to say they had a chair for me. I politely declined. Yes, my name is Sara and I have a problem with chairs.
Yes, I do love chairs.
Do you love chairs? Have a secret collection of something else? What do you bring home that’s free?
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