Looks Like A Bodybuilder

So, as most of you may know, J.C. and I lost our home that we have lived in for the past 6 years to a fire. It happened just over a month ago. It was very devastating; however, God provides. In November, we purchased a home out in the “country” with 40 acres and a pond. When we were uprooted from our home uptown, we simply moved into our new home. That isn’t the way we had “planned” things, but God’s plan is always better anyways.

So, that left us with no furniture for the mean time. Remember the tulip chairs and table? A lovely couple, I won’t mention their name for privacy purposes, GAVE US some furniture. Yes, they just gave it to us. A very nice couch, a bed, mattress, box spring, dining room table, etc. I really cannot express how much that meant to us. It’s nice to be able to come home from a long day at work and “plop down on the couch!”

And what does this have to do with a bodybuilder? Well, even though we have a couch… it won’t be our long-term couch. It’s a SUPER NICE COUCH, but just isn’t our style. This means I have to look for new living room furniture. J.C. and I can agree on most things for our home… but not always. He wants a recliner that looks like this…

chair lzboy

The chair can be found here.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  These chairs are SO STINKING COMFORTABLE. Have you ever sat in one?  Speaking of stinking, that leads me into the bodybuilder issue.  When I see this chair, I can’t help but think of this…


Can you see the resemblance people? Can I get a witness?!  I look at the chair and the only thing I can think of is a tanned up, oiled up, making me want to throw up body builder. If I could just walk around with my eyes closed, maybe I could own a few of these puppies? Or not…

So, I am on a quest to find some nice chairs/recliners for our living room that are comfy, cozy, and have no resemblance to a bodybuilder.  I like a LOT of chairs (imagine that 🙂 ) but I need to keep J.C. in mind as well.  Also, I have to be practicle.  I would love this-


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But J.C. wants a leather recliner… and this my friends doesn’t recline.  It is slipcovered, which would be nice for washing.  I have learned that marriage is a LOT about compromise.  MEET IN THE MIDDLE PEOPLE!  So, I have been looking at chairs like this-

leather chairpb

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See, isn’t he lovely?  He is leather and doesn’t remind of a bodybuilder, not even in the slightest.  He isn’t a recliner but can be ordered with a ottoman… which J.C. really likes as well.  What would you go with?  Would you compromise to please the hubby?  Comment below for ideas, thoughts, suggestions!


3 thoughts on “Looks Like A Bodybuilder

  1. I love this chair, if you decorate with light colors, then nice rich browns can add some warmth! And throw a nice cool blue or creamy throw on the corner and walla! 🙂

  2. J.C. has since told me he HAS to have a recliner. HAH! There are still some beautiful recliners out there that are leather and don’t look like body builders. I’ve seen plenty!

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