About a month ago, I spied an ad on Craigslist.
I was looking for something entirely else, but I came across something wonderful: A high-back, creamy leather and teak, Luna Chair and Ottoman by Scandinavian Designs. And the price was astounding. 1/10 what the store price would be.
I drooled. We bought the set. It just so happens that we previously (that day) had sold a few things on Craigslist, so we just used that money for our chairy bliss.
And Oh(!) was it comfy. Two weeks pass. And one evening, I heard a crack when B sat down.
One of the legs, at its weakest spot, had broken. NOOOO!!!!!
I called Scandinavian designs, and they contacted their manufacturer. "No can do" they said. "You have to buy an entire replacement frame for $130." What!?! No. Come on. it's a modular chair-- I can swap in a different leg! I got the manufacturer's number and contacted them directly. They decided to do it! $25 plus shipping. MUCH BETTER, and for that, I could not make a replacement (and this one would actually match). I coordinated with the Dania (ScanDesign up here) office in Portland, paid them, and the leg arrived yesterday in the mail. A few minutes, and the old one was out. A few minutes more, and the new one was in.
A thing of beauty (and perhaps the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in):
As planned, we have since swapped out our loveseat/chair for a full-size couch, which means this lovely Luna is destined for my office. It just needs to STOP RAINING for a few minutes so I can get it out to my car without getting it soaking. Supposedly, there's only a 10% chance of rain until about 1pm today, when it becomes more of a 70% chance. Looks like my odds are favoring the unlikely right now, because the 10% is what is showing through. RAIN outside.
I may have to dodge raindrops with the chair.