Three of our editors give their old chairs an overhaul -- and learn a few valuable lessons along the way.
I picked up this chair for $30 at a yard sale in Atlanta years ago. It looked rough but had so much potential. Several years (at least eight) and moves later, the chair still was not recovered, mostly because I had a fear of commitment. The idea of choosing a fabric was a big obligation and would lock me into a certain look, or so I thought. But I loved the chair's square arms and knew that someday I would get around to fixing it up.