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Q: I have two vintage red Eames molded plywood lounge chairs. They're both in great shape with no scratches or visible wear, since the wood is "stained," not really painted. I like the design, but I'm growing sick of the color and matching around them (warning to anyone else in the market). My question is, is it blasphemous to paint them? Should I sell them and buy something else? Or should I stick with them and continue to coordinate with the red, since they're such a classic item?

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