Sunday, December 4, 2022

The frugal choice

These are our rocking, put your feet up, chairs. 
There in perfect condition and I’ve had them for about ten years. 

Our sofa is new, only two years old. But the only colour I could get it in was grey fabric. Actually I could 
Get it in black leather, but the cost was half again more! 

So for the last two years I’ve had grey fabric lounge and brown leather chairs. 
Not a big deal I know. But it is nice to have things match 

I found these covers online for about $60 each. 
Not cheap, but way cheaper than new chairs. 
So I ordered them and they took ages, but finally arrived Friday 

So today I proceeded to cover one of the chairs. 
OMG. It’s hard work doing it on your own. You really need an extra pair of hands 
But me being me, and stubborn. I wanted it done now 
So nearly killing my self a number of times I got the job done. 
I had to hand stitch some of the pieces together as you could see the white elastic. 
Why they didn’t use black I’ll never know. 
Anyway I still have to stitch a few sections, but I had to stop. My back was killing me 
Having to flip that blessed chair over one way and then the other, not to mention having 
To stretch to reach ties, wasn’t much fun at all

So I’ve decided to leave the second chair for a little while. 
I want to see if the cover moves, or untucks, or even rips before I attempt the second chair. 

If it annoys me, having to fix it all the time, I’ll take it off and use the material 
In a project. I’m sure I’ll eventually find a use for it. 

I hope it’s ok. It does look better with the dark grey couch. 


  1. I had to look twice at your photo and then realized the one on the left is not shiny brown leather. Was the new cover a stretch one?

    1. It has a little stretch, not lots. It came in four parts. Very fiddly

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you. Hopefully it stays looking good and then I will do the other one

  3. Hope the covers last and they please!

  4. I didn't even notice the clash of colours!

    1. It’s not a in your face difference. But I do notice it