So with our apartment, our kitchen is definitely big enough to fit a smaller scale table (probably more like a bistro table!). But because the kitchen is open and big enough, we didn't want to take up space with a table in there! So we opted for an island cart. We did, however, have a blank wall in the corner of our living room! (This wall is shared with the kitchen!) We decided to get a smaller scale table to fit there and we found one on Amazon! It's by Nathan James and the sides fold up (and down), so if you're having guests, you'll have enough room! It worked for us for that very reason!
The chairs were the next thing on the list. I was considering metal chairs, as they would go with my modern farmhouse/boho vibe of our apartment. However, as I browsed the internet through and through, I found that I was really loving chairs with spindles! I looked on Amazon, Target, and any other online store I could possibly think of to find such chairs! Now these places did in fact have this style of chair, but THEY WERE SO EXPENSIVE! I needed either four or six chairs, depending on what price I could get them for! The chairs that I looked at though, it was well over $100 just for a set of two! So that just wasn't going to work for me! We dealt with no chairs for a couple months and used the table as a console table. If we were entertaining guests, we had to borrow folding chairs from family members!
While on Facebook Marketplace (which I peruse every now and then! - highly recommend you do that too! ), I spotted these Ethan Allen chairs! They were the EXACT style I had been looking at! And there were six of them! (two of which are "captain's chairs" with arm rests). Only thing was, they were the complete wrong color I had envisioned. It was actually a red, probably cherry stain and that just was not what I was going for. They were also pretty beat up - the stain was chipped and cracked in almost every inch of the chairs.
With the quarantine taking place the last few months, I took advantage of the time and made this a quarantine project! I also had never redid any furniture in my entire life! So I did a lot of researching!
P.S. I paid $50 in total for all six chairs! I happened to look under the chairs to get the style number, as I was curious to know how much they actually cost. HOLY MOLY. These are the "Ethan Allen Berkshire Chairs." They cost over $400 EACH! You read that right, EACH! I still cannot get over it!