No more! My real table and chairs were delivered yesterday.
I found the set on sale at Rooms to Go for $295. The bistro table is chrome and glass, the adjustable height barstools chrome and leather. Another shopper said they looked like Star Trek chairs. I guess I've decided I'm going more modern than traditional with my decor. I don't have a separate dining room, so I chose a cream color that won't clash with my recliner.
The first thing I noticed when they took my furniture off the truck was that the table was in a box. I was thinking, "I waited 2 weeks and paid delivery for furniture in a box?" I said out loud, "Oh. It's not put together..."
"Would you like us to put it together for you?"
"Does that cost extra?"
"No, we can put it together for you."
"If you have time, that would be great."
I tipped them 5 bucks apiece. I didn't have 20 or I'd have tipped 10. Next time I'll remember to ask if my furniture requires assembly. If it comes in a box, I don't need to waste my money on delivery charges.