My hubby kind of leans to one side in his chair. The end result is that one chair arm always wears out faster than the other. The leather on this chair (which he’s only had about a year ) cracked on that arm a couple months ago, so he bought black duct tape and had me carefully patch it. Well, now the duct tape has split as well. So I got a piece of the thicker craft foam and some black fabric ( yay for stash!) and worked up a cover for the arm on his chair. We’ll see how long this one lasts.
Good fix! I reckon it should last longer than the duct tape fix
I too have a “leaner” I’ll have to keep this is my back pocket for when his inevitably fails because this was a great fix!
Wow! Maybe you’ll have to preinstall something like this on all future chair arms. Great idea and lovely that you got to use stash!
The seat of the chair looks hardly used. He is a hard leaner, or has extra sharp elbows . At least with a cover, you can replace as needed. I make covers for my headset, the vinyl always wears out and is sweaty anyway.
There is something to those armchair slipcovers my mom always insisted on.
Thanks, guys! I just kind of winged it. Certainly figured out what I would do differently next time!
Great fix! Sounds like you’ll be an expert within a year!
I’ll keep my fingers cross for you. It looks nice though.
I had a chair that looked just like this one. Donated it to our church for the sound booth and it didn’t take long for one side to start cracking from a leaner. I’m convinced it was the oil from his skin that caused the problem.
Hmmm… that’s interesting @Homerof2! That certainly could do it.