The Quick Fix for a BooBoo on the Arm of a Common Rolling Chair


This photo series was taken on February 26, 2020 at 3:37PM.

The location was in the living room of my house in Beltsville, MD.

The "Take It!” came after I had looked at the rescue rolling chair I had picked up and after cleaning - put into my living room. This was in spite of it having one of the cushions on an arm of the chair having a chunk torn off - which I imagine was the reason for the disposing of the chair in the first place.

I had looked at this chair with its injury for a number of months before it hit me that there could be a possibility for an easy fix due to the arm being attached to the seat of the chair by a single piece of angle iron.  The idea hit me that a sock might just be inverted and be able to slide right on and cover over the tear.  I went for a pair of thick boot socks I had not used in a long time that were with very little wear - thus could offer some cushion. Much to my delight - the simple ploy has worked!

For the few that have been in my house - this seems to catch everyone's eye and never fails to bring a laugh. Some have even issued a complement in calling it "clever.” For me it is a harkening back to long ago days when VW Beetles were common and were run until they were beyond ragged in every way.  One of the fixes for torn front seat backs was to cover them with discard T shirts. There were no end to the laughs some of the prints on those T shirts could bring. On a side note:  We used to be able to buy a beat up Bettle with a blown engine for about $100. We would find another one that was destroyed in some other way that still had a running motor and buy it for another $100 and take a weekend to combine the best of the two and sell the running result for five to six hundred dollars.  Sometimes this would even include a fresh spray can paint job - lol. It was fun.

Here is hoping you might be able to use the sock solution at some time and gather some of your own laughs from having done it.

Wishing you my very best,


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Comments: 5
  • #1

    SF1967 (Monday, 22 June 2020 22:56)

    What a riot, not a bad idea.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 22 June 2020 22:57)

    I think it might be time for a new chair.

  • #3

    Sally (Monday, 22 June 2020 23:00)

    I'm more of a fix it solution person too. My husband on the other hand would just want to replace it.

  • #4

    Gabe (Monday, 22 June 2020 23:01)

    I'm going to have to remember this one. Seems to happen to me all too often.

  • #5

    MHampy (Monday, 22 June 2020 23:02)

    I hope they are clean at least.