I forgot to post a picture of the fabric I’ll be using to recover the chair! I know you must have been wondering. 🙂
Here it is! This is the magic fabric that will transform my office chair:
What do you think? It’s kind of a light color, BUT it has a great pattern on it. It’s very soft. It’s a light canvas. I’m hoping it will hold up well.
Update on the SleepOnLatex mattress:
As you can imagine the mattress is VERY comfortable. Foam mattresses are not at all wobbly or bouncy like an innerspring mattress. That means when Husband comes to bed later than me and plops down on the bed or the cat jumps up on the bed–the mattress doesn’t move! When you first lay on the latex mattress, you think, “Hmm. Comfy. Firm.” Then slowly the latex gives way against what they call pressure points (And I call, “my bony edges”). What I notice most is that with the non-latex foam bed we had a few years ago, I couldn’t sleep on my side with one leg stretched out and one leg curled. My hip would end up hurting, and I’d get pretty crabby. In the latex bed, I guess I sink in more or the bed supports me better because I fall asleep pretty soundly in that position. The innerspring mattress was better than regular foam for that side sleeping position, but we also had the SleepOnLatex topper on it, so that helped too.
Another thing I noticed about this latex mattress is that it is lower than the old bed. The first night when I came back to bed after using the bathroom in the middle of the night, I laid down on instinct. Meaning, I sort of knew the bed was there, because who would bother to move it in the middle of the night, but I wasn’t really oriented. The old innerspring was a 10 inch mattress with a 2 inch topper. This is a 7 inch mattress. I was jolted awake as I realized I was falling all the way to the floor when I finally hit the mattress! WHEW! I thought I had missed the bed completely. That would have been bad. And embarrassing. Even the cat would have laughed at me. That would have been fair because when Leo was a kitten, he rolled over and fell off the bed! And yup, I laughed at him.
Today I’m washing the sheets and we’re going to put the 2 inch latex topper on. (I assume that would be the equivalent to the 9 inch latex bed that SleepOnLatex sells–if I understand correctly, it is basically the 7 inch latex mattress with a topper of your choice built in–scroll down to where it shows the diagram of the two sizes side by side.)
Oh–one other thing that I noticed today when reading on their site. The instructions for unpacking the mattress CLEARLY tell you to put the mattress in the plastic on the bed/boxspring/frame or whatever you will use as the stand. We didn’t READ the instructions, of course. We just unwrapped it and let it roll out on the floor. The mattress is not light. It’s rather bulky, mattress-like and hard to handle–it doesn’t have handles. Husband lifted his side readily enough while I grunted and wheezed on the other side. My feet pedaled away, pushing like mad, to no avail. Husband had to set his side down–no, not to help me with my side. He was laughing at me so hard, he nearly fell over! Hmph.