I won this old dining set on an online auction for $11.00. I knew the base of the table could be put back together easily. Maybe that is why it ended at such a low price?! It was in rough shape, but I sanded down the top and went with a distressed look for the rest. I wanted something a little different so went with two colors for the chair seats. And the GF Java Gel stain on the top really sets it off.