Monday, October 27, 2014

Target Chair

I fully realize that I'm not the slimmest pencil in the drawer but I certainly didn't not expect to break a brand new chair. 
Thank you random furniture maker in China for making me take a hit in the self esteem department.
"You get what you pay for" comes to mind.

I was putting on my makeup one morning when I heard a horrible crack as I scooted my chair up the vanity.

The board that made up the front of the seat cracked.

I removed the staples, pulled back the upholstery and discarded the offending, broken board.

Would you believe that it felt like Balsa wood?

Balsa wood is for toy airplanes not chairs!

Bill made a new piece for me and we put the chair back together. 
The trickiest part was screwing down the springs.

Now she is as good as new. 
I just hope that I don't break any of the other boards or this chair is out of here.

This is a popular chair from Target that retails for about $80.00.
I love the look of it but the quality is substandard in my opinion.

I'll be keeping an eye out for something a little more substantial - just in case.
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  1. That is why I never buy that furniture. Old furniture is better made and has more character....much of the new stuff is pretty much crap that ends up in a landfill rapidly...I like to look at Ikea, but can never bring myself to actually buy any of their furniture.....

  2. How awful. I am afraid I would have hauled it back to Target for a refund! lol Hope it holds up for you now. xo Diana

  3. I really like old solid chairs, just for that reason. Your room looks lovely. Hope the repaired chair holds up.