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We're moving...<br><br>
We are getting more space, so DH just informed me that he's going to go to his grandparents and bring back <a href="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/bubbymom/113_2334.jpg" target="_blank">UGLY CHAIR</a>!!!!!!!!<br><br>
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo<br><br>
I do not WANT Ugly Chair in my house.<br><br>
1) It's ugly<br>
2) It's uncomfortable<br>
3) It has pointy corners that are a magnet for newly walking baby heads<br>
4) It is impossible to clean and looks terrible<br>
5) IT'S UGLY and uncomfortable.<br><br>
DH is COMPLETELY irrational about this freaking chair. He just will NOT see to reason. He'll bring it to our new place, plop it in our living room and then NEVER EVER SIT IN IT. Why? BECAUSE IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Yet he will NOT get rid of it.<br><br>
It was his great-grandmother's chair. She has been dead for coming up on 3 years. So he's even MORE irrational as it approaches the anniversary.<br><br>
Now, it's not like we don't have items to remember his great-grandmother. We have: 2 dressers, 2 creepy pictures of Jesus (that I refuse to put up, that freaks me out, no pictures of the Son of God on my walls thank-you-very-much), and a half dozen knick knacks. SOOO we have TONS of 'mementos' of his great-grandmother. Two of them are even useful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
His argument is that *I* have stuff that belonged to my grandfather. Yes, he's right. I have: a pair of slippers, 2 shirts and a teddy bear. Thats it. And I'm honestly willing to part with the polo shirt (I wear the sweater when I'm cold). So that leaves me with: A pair of slippers, 1 shirt and a teddy bear...compared to his ROOM FULL OF FURNITURE.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Help me out mama's. I know what will happen, he'll bring it to our home, plop it in a corner and it will collect CRAP for the next FOREVER. Thats all it's ever done...for the last 3 years, sat in a corner and collected junk.<br><br>
I don't want it in my house, help me make my husband see that he is completely unbalanced...
 

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I kinda dig it for a funky '50's vibe. Can you reupholster it, including new springs and padding? It would look cool in a bright print!<br><br>
Plain 'ol uncomfortable chairs don't relaly need to live in a house.
 

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I am the wrong person to ask.<br><br>
I used to have an ugly chair. It was the 1978 bright orange La-Z-Boy rocker that my Dad bought my Mom to rock their baby in *that would be me*.<br><br>
DH made me get rid of it. I am still bitter about that.<br><br>
Yes, it was broken, but still. I loved that chair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I kinda dig it for a funky '50's vibe. Can you reupholster it, including new springs and padding? It would look cool in a bright print!<br><br>
Plain 'ol uncomfortable chairs don't relaly need to live in a house.</div>
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We priced it and it's WAY outta our price range.<br><br>
The ugly doesn't bother me so much...it's the 'uncomfortable-must-sit-ram-rod-straight-cannot-sit-back-must-fidget-<br>
constantly-attempting-to-find-a=comfortable-position-omg-this-thing-is-<br>
so-low-to-the-ground-I-may-as-well-sit-on-the-floor-it-would-be-more-<br>
comfortable'<br><br>
That bugs me.<br><br>
No one sits in it, it just collects clutter (clothes, laundry baskets, etc)<br><br>
He won't see to reason...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmmm. Could it sit by the door as a putting-on-shoes-seat?<br><br>
I kinda like the look of it, too bad it's so uncomfy!</div>
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I don't think so...not the way our place is set up, it'd be in the kitchen and be in the way, plus the thing is HUGE, it's like 1.5-2 feet wide/deep (pretty much square) but it's only like 1.5 ft off the ground <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I feel your pain. My mil is compulsive about aquiring(sp?) furniture and it took years to put a stop to it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
This may not be very honest but my usual procedure with stuff dh wants to keep is: "something" happens to it. In the case of furniture it's usually a stain. Then it moves to junk purgatory (garage or attic) for a month or two; long enough for it to drop out of his brain. THEN it finally takes the final trip to the junkyard. He hasn't noticed yet.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Or outside on the porch for... some reason? I dunno. I have to agree with you about the ugly aspect. And I sympathise--DH has a horrible animal-skin drum from South Africa which his grandfather bought, and which frankly gives me the creeps (it still has hair on it). It sits in the living room. And then there's the weird trolley thing made of dark wood which his parents gave us, I know not why... ugly and useless. In fact, nearly all our ugly furniture is his. It ain't fair. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Slip cover so you don't have to look directly at it?
 

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If it were me, I'd run through the room holding my sharpest sewing scissors point out and accidentally fall so that my scissors when right through the seat cushion and pulled a giant rip right down the center as I used that hand to try and catch myself. Then I'd cut my hand a bit on the side of the scissors and drip a little blood on the chair cushion for good measure. Then I'd clean up my hand and bandage it to garner sympathy from DH while I fell over myself apologizing for ruining his chair with my clumsiness.<br><br>
If this scenario doesn't work, I can come up with another one ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Can you take a picture of your kids sittingon the chair, frame the pictures and toss the chair?<br><br>
That was your DH can still look at the chair whenever he wanted to without the actual chair getting in the way.
 

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2 ideas. Get an uglier couch. Then Ugly Chair won't be so bad.<br><br>
Or.....could Ugly Chair have an accident? It's old after all.<br><br><br><br>
(the above is said in jest - hope you find a reasonable solution to your situation.)
 

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I was going to suggest the picture idea too. If that doesn't work could you take the back off and use it as an ottoman/play table (by adding a tray on top).
 

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If he really insists, you could through a pretty twin or double cotton quilt over it. (Ikea has great quilts that are not costly).<br><br>
I think there are a lot of people who would love that chair. It's very cool and retro-- but it looks quite slippery. lol I can understand not having something you hate! But maybe with a quilt you like on top and the chair he likes, you could live with it until you get a house with a basement! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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garage for a chair for a work station or back porch.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"> The chair is back! I remember what you went through to get rid of it the first time.<br><br>
All I can say is you have my deepest sympathy.<br><br>
Have you checked e-bay? Maybe if it is actually worth something he would be willing to sell it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We priced it and it's WAY outta our price range.</div>
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So, do it yourself! There's no better way to really screw up a chair than to undertake re-uphostering it when you don't know how! Project!<br><br>
Broken chairs are easier to throw away than functional chairs.<br><br>
If you had more space, it'd be a great little low desk chair.<br><br>
I love the picture idea
 

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What about in another room? If you are getting more space, is there a room it can go in (like an office or something)? That way it is out of sight (close the door) but around for you DH?<br><br>
My DH has a table from when they lived in Hawai'i. It does not match anything and yet, it is STILL around. Can't wait for a garage...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you take a picture of your kids sittingon the chair, frame the pictures and toss the chair?<br><br>
That was your DH can still look at the chair whenever he wanted to without the actual chair getting in the way.</div>
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I think that is a great idea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Well I actually think it would be a cool looking chair with different upholstery (though I'm not really into mid century furniture in general, I do have a fondness for some of the chairs!) BUT if it is uncomfortable and in the way, then I guess it should go. Someone would be very happy to get that chair! Maybe you could convince your DH to sell it on craigslist.<br><br>
I think the idea of a nice photo with the kids on/around the pic is a great one. Black and white would be nice!
 
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