I have been a bit obsessed with shopping for new dining room chairs as our old chairs were very rickety and always made noises if you shifted your weight in the chair. From a girl who does a lot of fidgeting, it is nice to have a chair that doesn't squeak or squawk every time you move.
In order to buy "new" chairs on craig's list you often have to buy a table too. Well, we took the plunge and bought a new table and chairs yesterday right after we visited the state fair. We now have 2 captain's chairs and 4 side chairs that are as sturdy as any chairs I have ever seen and a lovely table that matches our buffet and china cabinet very nicely. LOVE IT!