An Unexpected Find

by Melissa {The Dominion Project}

Each year, Ethan and I split the holidays between our families – each side either gets Thanksgiving or Christmas, then we flip it for the next year. Surprisingly, we’re on our fifth year with this system (I wasn’t sure how long it would last), but one day our little brothers will get married/have families and we’ll have kids. At that point, I’m sure our little arrangement will go out the window, but for now, we’re all quite happy with it!

Anyway, this year was Shinogle Christmas so we made our way to Dallas/Ft. Worth to spend time with Ethan’s parents. I can’t tell you how nice it was to get away – especially considering the current state of our laundry room! We didn’t watch TV or pick up a paint brush for five whole days! Just relaxing, catching up, lots of eating, and a night at the Meyerson to hear Canadian Brass.

If you ever get a chance to see them, I’d highly recommend it. Not only are they amazing musicians, but their shows are funny. Have you ever seen a tuba player perform while lying down on a stage? If not, you really must. It’s hilarious. But I digress…

The one thing I didn’t really expect to do on our DFW trip was furniture shopping. But leave it to us to find something we need 300 miles from home. The last couple of times we’d been in town, Ethan and I stopped in Weir’s Furniture and have been quite impressed. They have good looking, quality pieces at amazing prices (which is a big deal if you know how particular I am about furniture). Just a great Christian company, doing business the right way. And this trip didn’t disappoint, because we found something we just couldn’t leave behind.

{Futura Furniture leather recliner via Baer’s Furniture}

Ethan has been on the lookout for leather club chairs for a couple of years now. He was absolutely nuts about Restoration Hardware’s Buster Chair (now discontinued), but they were a little too proud of it (around $2400 – each!)

{via in the tweeds}

And I’d recently come across these beauties when browsing a house tour on Little Green Notebook.

{via Pinterest}

So these chairs at Weir’s were the perfect mix. Great lines, nailhead detailing, and actual leather that will wear beautifully. Plus they recline. And they were only $600 a pop. Only one problem…we’re 300 miles from home in a Honda Accord. Enter my generous in-laws and their truck to save the day!


The pickup process was super easy. We drove across town to Weir’s warehouse and had the opportunity to inspect the pieces before they were packaged back up and loaded into the truck. (Seriously, I loved this company!) And Abby’s ride home was a little snug, but she didn’t seem to mind.

We got the chairs home and assembled, but since the Christmas tree was in the way (and I still had no idea how we would arrange the living room furniture), we popped them in front of the TV and watched a movie. I felt like Joey and Chandler from Friends in their Barcaloungers (which is a real company btw…who knew).

They’re super comfy and we couldn’t be happier. As soon as I can get the living room looking presentable again, I’ll fill you in on our adventures in furniture arranging!

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2 Responses to “An Unexpected Find”

  1. Yours look nicer than the Restoration Hardware ones. Good find!

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