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When I moved in with my fiancé, I had some artwork and furniture that he simply refused to have moved into our house, citing them as either too colorful or girly. And on his end, there was some furniture that was too dull and bachelor pad-esque for my tastes. So, to appease each other, we had to get rid of those items. Ah, the things we do for love. Take this Craigslist ad, for example. Here we have a bride-to-be who's in the same situation, and is forced to choose between her future husband and her taffeta lady wingback chair:

This Craigslist seller writes:

The time has come for me and my glorious purple taffeta chair to part ways. I'm moving in with my husband-to-be, and we agreed there's not room for all three of us. As much as I love this chair, I love him more. So, I hope there is someone out there that will appreciate this beauty. It's been lightly used, and is in good condition. No tears, or stains, although the fabric has a few snags. The frame is solid, the cushion is spry. It looks and sits like a fresh, young chair, and is a beautiful purple with a happy sheen. Sorry if the pictures are a little blurry, I may have been sobbing gently when I took them.

Anyone else out there have stories about furniture or artwork you had to give up when you moved in with your partner or husband? Anything you made your significant other get rid of? Tell me in the comments below.

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piesecki piesecki 9 years
I wonder if the craigslist seller tried bargaining with her partner, and maybe getting the chair recovered in a fabric that made it look a little less girly? I am quite happily single, and there would be a serious fight to the death before I'd get rid of any of my beloved furniture!
emalove emalove 9 years
My husband is such a good sport about stuff like that...he would never not let me have a piece of furniture that I loved. And plus, he moved in with me! So my furniture was already here ;) He's really not that into decorating anyway...he always tells me that I have much better taste than him and that I know what looks good.
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 9 years
My boyfriend really doesn't have anything I wouldn't mind him bringing along if we were to get married. Of course any posters and/or paintings will be stashed in his home office fosheezy!!
thelorax thelorax 9 years
OHH, and we swapped out his black satin sheets (ew!!) for beige Egyptian cotton.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
My husband has a penchant for all things rusty and/or automotive (bonus points for "and")...e.g. old license plates, antique gas pumps, old rusty wagon wheels, ancient cars that don't get the picture. He wanted to decorate our living room with the stuff he had, plus make a coffee table out of an old wagon wheel, and put an old rusty Model T or something similar IN OUR FRONT YARD. And his favorite color combination is rusty red and gold. *shudder*... ...and instead, he finds himself with billowing white linen curtains, sleek black furniture, and lots of green accents. *GRIN*
saranightly saranightly 9 years
My boyfriend had some pretty tacky posters and when we moved in together about a year ago, I said no way are you putting those in our apartment. The worst one he got rid of, but the other one he put on the back of the office door! Luckily the door is always open and I never have to look at it. Still, when we get a house, those posters are going in the basement, if anywhere.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
My boyfriend had just bought his first house when we met, and when I moved in I didn't have anything to add (I was only 19). However, his mothers and older sisters had helped him decorate and while some of it was actually pretty nice, some of it was too grandma-esque to keep! I removed a lot of it! A giant hanging bronze parrot, for example.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'll take the chair. It's hot! My hubby and I both lived with our parents before we moved in together so there wasn't much to work with. We both had futons that didn't make the cut. We took his bed (my bed was my futon),dressers and coffee tables and side tables. We bought a couch together and most everything else too.
JannaR JannaR 9 years
My husband collects American folk art and antiques and used his apartment as a gallery. So of course that meant when I moved in with him I had to give everything up or store it out of site. It was a "That's nice honey now put it under the bed" situation. Luckily I love his taste (almost as much as I love him) and over the years I've only said NO to a couple of odd things (a filthy podium from a country church - or what was left of a county church - it's roof had fallen in years ago). We recently bought a house and have agreed to make all major decisions together. Although I do have my own office to do with what I please - hee! Free at last!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I'll take the chair too!! I hope she doesn't have regrets later...maybe we'll see a craigslist ad for 1 fiancee! ;)
cookie23 cookie23 9 years
I love that chair .. I'll take it! :D
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I laughed when I watched the episode of The Office with the neon beer sign because my current boyfriend has one. It is the only piece of, IMO, tacky decor he owns. I keep telling him it is gone when we move in together but he is determined to keep it. We will see who wins this one!
lawchick lawchick 9 years
My husband had all these wooden "men" and a couple of wooden masks from Mexico. I let him keep one "man" and the rest went to charity. The man is now in his Man Cave!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I really like that purple chair.
jopperma jopperma 9 years
My fiancé has a filing cabinet in his bedroom... A tall, gray, metal filing cabinet like in an office building. It will be living in the basement when we move in together.
marcella marcella 9 years
When my husband and I bought our house, he wanted to buy the biggest leather couch I've ever seen from Restoration Hardware. It is the Lancaster couch and is in a very lovely brown luggage leather. The problem is that I look like a child sitting on it's massive twin bed size seat (only my feet dangle over the edge). It's the only item of furniture he had any interest in, and since I picked out absolutely everything else for our house, I conceded the couch choice.
vanprooyen vanprooyen 9 years
When my husband-to-be and I moved in together 2 years ago, I refused to let him have a black leather couch. We compromised and I let him get a brown leather couch. I don't know what it is with boys and black leather couches!
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