Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Doing double duty

We have these great recliners we bought for our back patio. They are so comfortable I often work outside just to enjoy the chairs. These chairs are big and sturdy. We want to enjoy them for a long time so in the winter we put them in the living room. They sit in front of the TV the girls use for their Wii.

The girls love the recliners. They watch their movies and shows on the smaller TV just to sit in the recliners. They make themselves comfortable with pillows and blankets when it's cold outside. Sometimes they put a small table between the recliners for their snack or beverage or remotes. It's as if the living room becomes a cozy den for them when we add the recliners.

It's also good for the chairs. The rest of the furniture sits on the patio all winter. Last winter it was so mild that we never got around to buying patio furniture covers. This winter has been significantly colder and snowier already. We regret not having patio furniture covers, but those aren't available now We learned our lesson and will buy some next fall to keep the snow off our furniture.

The recliners are going to be permanent fixtures in our living room for as long as we keep them. I wouldn't have picked these recliners for our living room, but the fabric and metal colors actually coordinate nicely. For us that's actually just a bonus. Given how functional it is to have the recliners in the living room, we'd keep them there even if they didn't match.

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