This is reminding me of how DH and I ended up with our absolutely hideous dining table from my MIL. She just swore it was beautiful and I thought she was just being nice. Ummmm, yea... she just wanted space in her storage room in the basement and passed off this table as being some heirloom hand-me-down that she couldn't "stand the thought of selling". Why? Like you mentioned above - probably wouldn't have even gotten $50 out of it and now we have to figure out what to do with the d@mn thing.
I'm changing my stand point. Worm is right.