It has also been great for storing our cloth napkins and such, because the top lifts off. IKEA is so genius. By the way, the set started with six chairs but two of them are beyond repair, with two more heading that direction.
So for a long time, I've been trolling Craigslist for a new table. It had to be small, and we needed chairs. Last week, we snagged this adorable vintage set:
Cute, huh? I love the painted details.
The day after we bought our new table, we posted the old one on Craigslist. Within an hour, it was out the door. I thought we'd have trouble selling it because we were very up front about the falling-apartness of the chairs, but it's the time of year when a lot of students are moving in to new apartments, and I guess the price was right. Here's the best part: The price of the new set minus the amount we got for the old set equals $100. One hundred dollars! For a super cute table and four chairs. I think we lucked out.