Joe and I have had the same furniture for 15 years. Joe bought it when we were dating. It's really amazing that we still have it, but when we lived in our apartment for so many years, we didn't want to buy new furniture until we bought a house. Now that we have a house, we really can't fit new furniture into the budget just yet. So, it's always been at the bottom of both of our wish lists! It just moved itself up a few spaces on the list.
Our recliner got stuck in the open position a couple of weekends ago. It's been getting more and more difficult to close recently, and finally one day when Joe was trying to get out of it, it wouldn't close. When he did manage to get up and out of the chair, he moved it and a bunch of nuts and bolts fell out of it!
It's crazy, when we lived in the apartment, we never used it. I guess the placement of it wasn't comfortable at the apartment. When we moved to the house 3 years ago, we started to use it a bit more. After Grace was born, the chair was in constant use. That's where we sat when we fed her or cuddled with her. Even now, she still likes to fall asleep in my arms in that recliner! I've tried sitting with her on the sofa and it just doesn't work for her!
Thank goodness Joe was able to fix it. His quick fix will buy us a little more time before we can fit a new one into the budget. Hopefully, by then, we'll be able to get a new sofa, recliner and maybe a coffee table, too! And when the time comes, CSN Stores is going to be the first place I'll look!