My husband and I have never had to buy a dining room set. We started out with my grandmother's original set, which was beautiful but falling apart. Since then, we received my other grandmother's set. This one is definitely in better shape, but is smaller and more appropriate for a kitchen. So the search begins.
I happened upon a Bassett Furniture Clearance Warehouse where they sell overstocked and slightly damaged furniture at deep discounts. I stopped by on Saturday to take a look around and found this set. It is a medium Cherry and includes an 18 inch leaf to expand the table to 78 inches. The table has slight damage to one of it's corners and has a few scratches on the leaf. The chairs are all solidly built.
The price for six chairs and the table is LESS than a thousand dollars. Of course, my husband loves the price, but I am concerned about the upholstered chairs. With a four year old at home and another child on the way, the white chair cushions will be filthy in a matter of days. My mother said she could try to re-upholster them, but is this more trouble that it is worth? In looking at upholstery fabric, the prices range anywhere from $20 to $50 bucks a yard. What do you guys think? Any suggestions?