This guy is coming to live with us...
During the long weekend we excitedly made the trek out to a guy that imports and refinishes Danish modern pieces. The warehouse was unbelievable - stacks of gorgeous furniture just waiting for a good home. Unfortunately, the pieces are perfectly restored, and we simply can't afford that level of craftsmanship at this point. We would have been talking at least $900 for a table plus an additional $600 for 4 chairs, which is reasonable for pieces this beautiful, but so not within our budget.
Instead, we (and by we, I mean D) continued the hunt on Ebay and Craigslist. We snagged this set for $700, which was a little more than I was planning on spending originally, but considering the fact that we could have easily dropped $400 on a table from Ikea, I'm happy to live with the price, especially knowing that it should hold its value pretty well. It isn't exactly the piece we were looking for (hoping for teak rather than rosewood, and completely concealed leaves) but we love it, and the chairs are absolutely perfect.
I'm so excited to have an extendable table that we can actually seat people at comfortably. Having four chairs is great, because we will have the two additional dumpster-rescued chairs at our work space, and they can be moved over for a charming, mismatched dinner party. Love.