You know what? I’ve been feeling guilty for writing so many furniture posts. Shouldn’t we be ripping out our downstairs shower? Or retiling the upstairs bathroom floor? I owe it to both of my readers, right? To do something with a crowbar?
But at the end of the day, I can only blog about what’s actually happening, and what’s happening is that I’m the Finest Craigslister in All the Land. I bought two chairs from the UW law school for a song ($10) this weekend, then immediately flipped them on Craigslist for enough profit to buy a second Milwaukee Chair Company 1914 model for the office. I just read that the Milwaukee Chair Co supplied the US House and Senate from 1889-1940, which means my butt and Fightin’ Bob LaFollette’s butt are basically equivalent.
The new chair is, in every way, superior to our old chair – it’s in better shape, it has arms, the rocker doesn’t squeak, the seat stays level, and best of all, it’s built from quartersawn oak. I would like everyone to note – Jane in particular – that this had everything to do with marketing skill and zilch to do with luck.
Until we find a teacher’s desk for the office, the old office chair has been drafted to hold a stack of books. Building office bookshelves – that’s another home-improvement project I should do. And tear out the carpet. Then refinish the floors. Plus replace the plastic folding door to the closet and cut new casing for the frame. Sigh – this is why I post about furniture.