Selecting chairs for my new work area upstairs has been a real learning experience for me. I built a standing work table since sitting all the time is not healthy for you, and the hunt was on for a bar height stool for when I needed to sit.
I previously showed you on Facebook the chair I was getting from Ikea. Let’s call it stool #1. I really liked the look and the price. But, my bad back screamed with spasms after sitting there. My original intention was to stand while I work, and sit when I can’t stand any longer. I purposely got a chair that wasn’t too comfortable so I would be encouraged to stand as much as possible. But, I didn’t factor in that my feet would rebel so strongly. My feet have high arches and when I stand or walk too much, the arches fall, which results in pain that takes a long time to get back to normal. I should have known better, but I seem to spend a lot of time in denial that I am getting older.
So, off I went to hunt for stool #2. It also was a style that went with the decor. The price was higher, and although it had no cushion, it did have arm and back support. I tried it out and my back didn’t object, but my bottom wasn’t as comfortable as it would have preferred.
Well, the next day I was in Staples looking for a padded standing mat for my feet, when I stumbled across stool #3. I sat in it and every part of me seemed happier, so I brought home one to try out. I’m sure you have figured out by now, which one was the keeper.
I spent Sunday afternoon running around returning stools. The Ikea stool made a great plant stand, but not a butt stand, so back it went. So did stool #2. Stool #3 was the keeper.
Meanwhile, with all the stool dilemma, I decided I needed a comfortable chair up there too, for when I could no longer stand or sit on the stool. You know you’re getting old, when your body makes all your decorating decisions. I spent Friday looking for chairs and found this one that swivels and rocks (another sign you’re getting old). But there is just enough room for Moby and I to squeeze our collective butts in there since he always likes to sit next to me.
Brought home these fabric selections and ended up picking fabric #3. I figured it would show less dirt in the long run, as Moby will probably be using the chair when I’m not.
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