Monday, November 9, 2009

Time For New Chairs

The recliners in our living room are three and a half years old.

However, it's time to replace them.

We ordered them, along with a bunch of other new furniture, when we were building the house. All the new furniture was delivered two days before we officially moved in.

A couple months after that move, we got Pepina. A year later we got Marina. A year after that, Oliver showed up.

Our cats absolutely love to claw on our chairs.

And we let them.

It's a trade-off...the pleasure that our felines have brought us is well worth them scratching at the chairs a little bit.

The other night Ted said, "Have you looked at these chairs??? We can't have people here for Thanksgiving with chairs looking like this!"

Well. That was all I needed to plan a trip to the furniture store.

We have a certain furniture store that we just love. It took four trips there to select and order our new furniture during the winter of 2005-2006. We ended up getting new bedroom furniture for both of our sons (bed, dresser, desk/bookshelf, and nightstand), bedroom furniture for us (we were still using the furniture that my parents bought for me when I was in 6th grade), two new couches, a chair, two recliners, three end tables and a coffee table....not to mention three new mattresses and springs.

Our salesman is so fabulous that he even came here when it was all delivered, and told the deliverymen which room each item went into. AND...he ran the sweeper over the new carpet in the boys' bedrooms. He even brought coffee and doughnuts for me and the deliverymen!

Anyway, our chairs are in rather sad shape.
We spent a couple of hours at the furniture store this past weekend and selected two chairs. One is in stock, and the other one was ordered. I've done a little research and hope I've figured out a plan to prevent the cats from scratching the new chairs.

We'll see how it goes.


Jac @ Wuzzle Makes Three said...

I miss having cats in the house, really I do! But my husband gave me the choice, new cats or new furniture. I chose the furniture; at least until I can win the next battle ;)

Do let us know if your new plan works to keep them from scratching? I'd love to hear it!

PERBS said...

How fortunate you are to get so much new furniture now.