Poor little retro 50s era dining table and chairs. The chrome is dingy and needs to be cleaned with some steel wool and then polished. The chairs need a new vinyl makeover. But overall I loved this little dining set. I got it back when I was a single girl living in Burbank near the studios in a little 1-bedroom in a four-unit bungalow apartment building. It was perfect and fit nicely in the dining nook. Then when Steve and I got married it made the move to northern California and for a brief time it went with us to Florida. It was the ideal size for that tiny apartment that we rented on the ocean. But once it came back with us to California it didn't do too much. For a long time it held a second tv in the family room. Want to know how many times we used it? Maybe a handful. It had happened, we had outgrown the dinette set.
I placed it on the sidewalk hoping that it would find a good home. No, after a few days I realized that no one was going to sweep it up. Then I tried to take it to the Salvation Army and they said no, we don't want to take any furniture that's not perfect or almost new. Sigh. I didn't have too many options at that point. It was off to the dump where I had to give them $16 for the privilege of letting them take it away. Oh I do hope that one of the dump employees took pity on it and took it home with them. It's so sad how hard it is to get rid of furniture nowadays. But I didn't want to advertise it on craigslist and have lots of strangers coming to the house. None of Steve's coworkers wanted or needed it. I feel a bit bad for the poor things but I no longer could use them and needed the room. Goodbye dinette set.