New fireside chair

(49 Posts)
harbingerofdoom Fri 11-Jan-13 20:13:22

The chair I use at the moment has been fine for several years but is now giving me backache.
Can anyone find a cosy chair,with legs (so not part of a set),no wings but maybe big enough to sit sideways in.
Anything you've spotted in the sales most welcome smile.

lalalonglegs Fri 11-Jan-13 21:05:54

I like this one. Or this.

harbingerofdoom Fri 11-Jan-13 21:37:47

Thanks LaLaL, I really don't like the first one. It wouldn't fit with the room and it's not floppable enough. The second one looks better but the colour just doesn't fit.
It's a room with a wood burner,old colours, like a snug.

Mum2Fergus Fri 11-Jan-13 22:19:37

Would your existing one be reupholstered and recovered if its a bit of a favourite?

Depending on your budget, graham and green have some lovely velvety types in jewel colours

harbingerofdoom Fri 11-Jan-13 22:32:09

The chair I used to sit in was one of those bendy,bouncy,wood and leather.
I have another chair in the room that needs reupholstering but it's not one to sit in,more 'on'.
Will have a look at G&G.

harbingerofdoom Fri 11-Jan-13 22:37:30

Quick look,they are lovely. Just what I'm after,even if the prices aren't.
Will have a proper look tomorrow. Ta

Rhubarbgarden Fri 11-Jan-13 23:24:11

I rather like this one by Loaf.

harbingerofdoom Fri 11-Jan-13 23:28:45

Yes,just the sort of shape I'm looking for. To me a normal sort of chair and yet so hard to find.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 11-Jan-13 23:48:17

Chairs are tricky. I'm trying to find a nice lived-in looking leather one, and can I find one -- that isn't crazy money--? No.

Selks Sat 12-Jan-13 00:02:06

I like this one, but would probably choose the charcoal colourway.

harbingerofdoom Mon 14-Jan-13 17:12:33

Rhubarbgarden there was a lovely chair that would tick all your boxes used as a prop for an advert selling cashmere blankets. The advertorial was in the Saturday Telegraph Bargain section. Thrown paper out and can't find it atm.

harbingerofdoom Mon 14-Jan-13 17:16:24

Oh,just found. Daily Telegraph,then property,then interiors and shopping,then January bargains and the chair is in pic no 9. Nice isn't it?

Rhubarbgarden Mon 14-Jan-13 22:16:16

Yes that's exactly what I'm after! I found one just like that recently but dh said it was a bit too battered. angry

GrendelsMum Mon 14-Jan-13 22:25:59

Could you try antique shops / auction houses? I have just the sort of chair I think you're after but I inherited it when my grandad died.

Ponders Mon 14-Jan-13 22:26:25

I went to TKMaxx today & they had a few random fireside-type chairs in there - might be worth a look?

Wingedharpy Tue 15-Jan-13 02:44:35

And don't buy one Harbinger, until you've sat in it or you won't know if it makes your backache worse.

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 16:26:16

Your comment would have been common sense a few years ago. Mulling it over today it dawned on me that the only shop nearby to sit on chairs (rather than sofas) caters for the elderly and those with mobility problems and I'm not there yet smile.
Another sign of the high street/internet shopping/out of town divide.

Rockdoctor Wed 16-Jan-13 20:52:28

Have you looked at Laura Ashley? We looked for ages for a fireside chair and ended up with this:

It is traditional but quite compact if you look at the dimensions. They have a huge selection on the website and we have no complaints re service or quality.

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 21:31:39

I never thought of Laura Ashley--Those chairs look lovely.

Why sooo expensive? Do like smile.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 16-Jan-13 22:11:43

I was pipped at the post on eBay tonight bidding for a perfect pair of battered leather armchairs. Grr. Have you looked on eBay, Harbinger?

Ponders Wed 16-Jan-13 22:17:22

have you looked at Ikea at all, OP?

armchairs here & you can go there & sit in them!

Ponders Wed 16-Jan-13 22:23:16

also Next, although they don't tend to have everything in store, but worth a look

this chair comes in 68 different fabrics - they had the pink tartan one in store when I was there

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 22:25:47

Yes,my dear Ponders although I mentioned backache, guess where the original chair came from. OK for kids beds.

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 22:30:54

I like your other ideas-the Next 'Wallace' looks comfortable. Thanks

Ponders Wed 16-Jan-13 22:31:40

oh dear, was that Ikea? sad

what about Next though?

Ponders Wed 16-Jan-13 22:32:28

oh, X post, sorry smile

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 22:34:40

Never thought of eBay for furniture. How is it 'shipped'?

If you're in London I guess you hire a man with van?

harbingerofdoom Wed 16-Jan-13 22:46:27

RhubarbG Did you really like them?

It's awful when that happens, I collect an increasingly rare fabric and have been outbid in the last few minutes,when I would have paid more.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 17-Jan-13 08:29:07

We're not in London but I'd still do man and van. Or sometimes the seller will arrange delivery.

I did really like them. angry

AndABigBirdInaPearTree Thu 17-Jan-13 16:15:42


harbingerofdoom Fri 18-Jan-13 14:58:31

AABBIPearTree when I first saw your post I'd just been looking at snipe in the 'Have you seen this section' and thought nothing of it confused.

Now I'm snowed in and bored I've just googled the word and found out that it is a site that helps you bid (at the end) on eBay.

(big bird name changed to be less Christmassy)

It has saved my bacon a number of times smile it stops bidding wars, makes sure I don't forget etc.

harbingerofdoom Fri 18-Jan-13 16:38:01

I didn't know about it and I'm sure it will help RhubarbG next time she spots some chairs.


Rhubarbgarden Fri 18-Jan-13 20:24:44

Esnipe just strikes me as not very sporting. I don't know why. <bonkers>

Ponders Fri 18-Jan-13 20:57:17

I do my own sniping - ie I lurk until the last 10 seconds & then swoop in with my bid. (or else I forget, & miss it completely...)

is that sporting enough for you, Rhubarbgarden? wink

CunningPlan Fri 18-Jan-13 21:02:27

We have got a Burleigh Snuggle seat - sooo comfy.

harbingerofdoom Fri 18-Jan-13 21:48:32

Do you share this chair? Or, do what I want to do, sit there with books,papers and laptop......and I fidget.

CunningPlan Fri 18-Jan-13 21:50:29

Bugger. Should have mentioned that it was from Next. Shareable but I usually hog it

Rhubarbgarden Sat 19-Jan-13 13:10:54

Ponders, yes that is acceptably sporting - and exactly what I do! smile

Ponders Sun 20-Jan-13 14:02:02

I just won something on the snipiest ending ever - nobody had bid at all, & then 3 of us went in in the space of 4 seconds, 5 seconds from the end grin

Luckily my "amount I'm happy with" was just enough to clinch it

Rhubarbgarden Sun 20-Jan-13 21:27:02

I love it when that happens! Well done. I have this evening successfully won some chairs too. It was Best Offer as opposed to auction though - not so exciting.

Ponders Sun 20-Jan-13 21:49:43

Well done you, too smile

harbingerofdoom Mon 21-Jan-13 19:50:04

Well done to both of you smile

Still havn't found one but I'm of to look on more sites.

harbingerofdoom Mon 21-Jan-13 19:50:48


Rhubarbgarden Mon 21-Jan-13 22:23:10

Try Some of their stuff is supercool hipster ridiculousness - thousands of pounds for a coffee table that looks like a pallet, anyone?! But they do also have some very reasonable items; I picked up a delightful side table for dd for £35 for example.

harbingerofdoom Mon 21-Jan-13 22:29:33

Another new one...................Ta I'm not a teenager................thought I said my back was playing up. Just looking at that makes me feel even older............I'd never get up out of them.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 22-Jan-13 11:11:50

Oops sorry I see what you mean - the home page makes it look like it's all bean bags. It isn't. If you do a search for 'chairs' it will come up with loads of different ones.

I promise I wasn't suggesting a bean bag! blush

harbingerofdoom Wed 23-Jan-13 21:20:55

smile no probs

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