i gots me a new chair! and by new i mean.. i found it by the dumpster and wiped it down with copious amounts of lysol. obviously its a bit worn and the bottom rungs were actually falling apart. but my bashing skills came in handy and i forced the crossbrace back in place. some day i will sand off the rather ugly finish and either leave it bare [varnished] wood or paint it a funky color.
obviously i then had to rearrange my living room. i consolidated some of my sewing stuff
moved the mini tables and a shelf
and voila! entry-way chair aka somewhere to pile things. yuss.