We are slowly furnishing our new house. Slowly because that is how fast our bank account moves, but also because we want to buy furniture that matches the midcentury modern feel of the house. Marcus' brother picked up this table, five chairs, and a credenza for $60 bucks at an auction on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. What a great brother in law! The chairs came with revolting fabric (see photo below), but they were in otherwise good shape. It only took Marcus about 30 minutes to reupholster each chair. He's crafty.
Finally, we have a real dinner table (you should have seen the "kitchen table" in our last apartment. It was a junior high science lab table.) I feel like an adult. Finally. I picked up the place mats from West Elm ($12 each) and the candlestick at an antique store in Del Ray for $8. I'm almost ready for company.
Here are the chairs "before." Yikes!