I have a love/hate relationship with my kitchen table. I have been debating over whether or not to get a new one for a long time. Friends and family so don't want me to trash it but I just don't know. I LOVE that it is my childhood kitchen table that my parents bought while they were awaiting my arrival because we were now going to be a five person family. I LOVE that every bit of homework me and my brothers and sisters did was at this table. I LOVE that so many important conversations in my life have taken place sitting there with loved ones. I LOVE that my kids eat breakfast, carve pumpkins, color pictures, and one day hopefully join in on family discussions around the same table that I did. I LOVE that it seats a lot of people and can extend to be quite large. I LOVE that it is FREE! I HATE the bench seats (years ago it had two chairs at either end but they have since broken). I HATE that I need to redo some of the stain. I HATE that it looks a bit tattered (especially in these pics). So this is my dilemma, keep the table or not, keep the table get new chairs, what kind of chairs if I get new chairs, what color chairs (because you know I won't find the same color wood), should I do mismatched antique chairs all painted the same color (saw this in a mag one time...thought it was pretty cute), should I do slipcovered chairs, or should I just get rid of the dang thing. I need HELP! Any suggestions, pics, etc. would be greatly appreciated. I mean this is a very important issue and all...even in light of election day. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!