I had been on the hunt prior to that for some good chairs, but to be honest, anything remotely in my style or interest was way out of my price range. These were $6.50 a piece. We ended up getting twelve because we figured it would be nice to have for large gatherings or a larger table one day.I had no idea the work ahead of me, but it was so good for my heart. I was battling some severe anxiety and needed a project to take my mind off things. Lots of time and sweat went into sanding those babies down and then a few coats of poly. We were finally able to assemble and put them upstairs with the table Ian reconstructed.If you remember, here is what our table looked like before. We took off the hairpin legs and then planed the wood down for a smoother modern finish and then added legs that created a waterfall look.We left the maple raw and then added about six coats of water-based poly.I am so pleased with how it all turned out and how much it brightens up our breakfast nook.