I bought these two chairs at a garage sale a few weeks ago (I got covers with them too but I don't like the covers) It was a retirement type community and the nice older gentleman wanted $5 for both. UM SOLD. They are solid and older and I really liked them and I figured it would be an easy quick 2 hour tops project. Well its at least a month later and all i have done is sanded them down and removed the material. I bought these thinking I could use them for the kitchen table. Well they are pretty BIG chairs so I decided I wanted them in the living room as just two pretty sitting chairs. Here is the dilemma Daniel and I cannot agree on a paint color for them OR a material. They are just two simple chairs but neither of us will budge so I need help. I wanted to paint them White and use a nice patterned material on the chairs (A two colored pattern) He said NO to the white. Ok then I wanted Black. I like the classic black or white. He said NO too dark. Um what else is there? He wants a dark brown. Uh they are already dark brown!! I think I would be ok with dark brown if I could figure out a good material to put on the seats but what goes with dark brown and grey walls I don't know? So any ideas? I am all for ANY ideas because I want these to be done as soon as I get back from Utah. He teased with the idea of sanding them to the wood and staining them UM DO YOU SEE THOSE BEAUTIFUL YET COMPLICATED FRONT LEGS? yes that means NO to the sanding of those it would take me years.
They are pretty old chairs the stamps say Sheboygan Wisconsin and it also says Philadelphia so the shellac is very old dark and THICK meaning hard to sand all the way down. Anyway I need help on what to do here. Should l go with a completely different color? This should be easy but well it hasn't been.
Oh the one to the left has the original material, its falling apart. I am guessing it used to be beautiful colors but now its all brown with age, a flowery pattern, the one to theright is the fake leather yellow material I would guess 60's? It was the second layer. I love how you can see the age with the material layers.