If you are going to go for the retro-modern look, why not do it in bright red? These four vintage Herman Miller chairs are $1,200 on Craigslist. The cup-shaped seats are made of fiberglass; the criss-crossing legs of chrome.
More good finds:
• Oak table for $80
• Teak patio set—table, four chairs, and umbrella—for $1,000
• Two wright iron wine racks—one for $10, one for $20
• King bed frame from Ethan Allen for $500
• Solid cherry entertainment center for $525
• Pedestal dining table for $350