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Joyfulgirlfan Original Post: Sep 21 '06,  5:14 am           Reply
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Chair Pads

Hi H&G folks -
I just wondered if anyone had a line on durable but comfortable chair pads that tie to the backs of chairs without breaking or slipping. I've purchased about 4 or 5 sets of chair pads with ties from World Market and Target over the past several years and the backs always rip out because they get a lot of use by 4 slouchers.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Meagan

     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Sep 21 '06,  7:05 am           Reply
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RE: Chair Pads

My answer is kind of NH, because I don't remember where I got them, but I use chair pads that have a non-skid surface on the bottom and no ties. I've bought various tie-on pads at price points from $10 to $50, and they always break. Maybe I can find a link to some that are like them.

     
Joyfulgirlfan Posted: Sep 21 '06,  8:55 am           Reply
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Thanks Jessica! I guess the tie-ons are bad all around then. I have these old farm chairs with curved seats, so tie-ons seem like the only solution.

Let me know if you find that link and thanks for the lighting fast reply!

     
pvreditor Posted: Sep 21 '06,  9:29 am (Updated: Sep 21 '06,  9:29 am)           Reply
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I never thought about using non-slip pads... that's a good idea! I used to have a cat who loved to eat string and shoelaces. She always chewed the strings off tie-on chair pads, as well as any other string-like object. (The strings on blinds were particularly tasty!) This same cat once ate most of my wife's nightgown -- fortunately my wife wasn't wearing it at the time.

Weird but true.

--Bob

     
gamblin_man Posted: Sep 21 '06,  11:42 am           Reply
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RE: Chair Pads

Quote: meagandowney
I've purchased about 4 or 5 sets of chair pads with ties from World Market and Target over the past several years and the backs always rip out because they get a lot of use by 4 slouchers.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Meagan

I was pretty successful using strong bungee cords. You wrap them around the back of the chair and the waist of the slouchers. If they are good and strong it helps. A long belt or even a piece of clothesline can work in a pinch.

Larry
     
lorace Posted: Sep 21 '06,  4:30 pm           Reply
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Quote: pvreditor
I never thought about using non-slip pads... that's a good idea! I used to have a cat who loved to eat string and shoelaces. She always chewed the strings off tie-on chair pads, as well as any other string-like object. (The strings on blinds were particularly tasty!) This same cat once ate most of my wife's nightgown -- fortunately my wife wasn't wearing it at the time.

Weird but true.

--Bob


Too funny, Bob. Sure you didn't put the cat up to it? lol

Hey, we cut a piece of that rubberized non-slip shelf lining and put one under each pad and they don't slip.

Also, I bought mine at WalMart, and I haven't lost a tie yet and I've had them for years. Just wish that the covers slipped off for washing!

Lorace
     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Sep 21 '06,  7:59 pm           Reply
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RE: Chair Pads

You could just start eating Japanese style, kneeling around the coffee table. Personally, I prefer to recline at the table like the Ancient Romans, but my husband refuses to build the necessary structure.

     
Joyfulgirlfan Posted: Sep 22 '06,  5:41 am           Reply
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Quote: joyfulgirl91
You could just start eating Japanese style, kneeling around the coffee table.
We did that for about 3 years with children until furniture came into our lives. I'm trying to take steps forward and not backward, but that solution would save me money in chair pads.

I like the bungee cord idea. I also like the idea of letting them sit on cold, hard farm chair wood until their posture improves.
     
Joyfulgirlfan Posted: Sep 22 '06,  5:46 am           Reply
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Quote: pvreditor
I used to have a cat who loved to eat string and shoelaces. She always chewed the strings off tie-on chair pads, as well as any other string-like object. (The strings on blinds were particularly tasty!) This same cat once ate most of my wife's nightgown -- fortunately my wife wasn't wearing it at the time.

Weird but true.

--Bob


Watch those cats, Bob! Not to mention your wife. Maybe some string-like lingerie would inspire the man of the house to straighten up (string-like lingerie for me - not him).

I hope the kitty isn't being discussed in the past tense because of a string-related injury. Michelle (chelledun) just had a similar incident with her cat, as have many of my friends. A kitty that even eats the ties off chair pads . . .that's a serious obsession.

Meagan
     
pvreditor Posted: Sep 22 '06,  6:44 am           Reply
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Quote: meagandowney
Watch those cats, Bob! Not to mention your wife. Maybe some string-like lingerie would inspire the man of the house to straighten up (string-like lingerie for me - not him).

I hope the kitty isn't being discussed in the past tense because of a string-related injury. Michelle (chelledun) just had a similar incident with her cat, as have many of my friends. A kitty that even eats the ties off chair pads . . .that's a serious obsession.

The kitty in question lived a long and healthy life but she went to the feline afterlife a few years ago -- no strings attached. However, she taught me to keep anything with laces behind closed closet doors, a habit I still have.

Still, you should have seen the litterbox after she ate the maroon nightgown. That was pretty amazing!

--Bob
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