Hi AT! I bought two dining chairs off Craigslist and I need help deciding what to do with them. The second picture shows my living room/dining room. The wood of the chairs is too orange-y for my dining table, but I'm not sure whether to just strip them back to the lighter wood or to paint them. If the latter, then what color? I was thinking maybe charcoal. I'm also at a loss as to what to re-upholster them with (what color scheme? solid color? pattern?) — but I don't want it to be too light because the cats leave muddy paw prints on the chairs. Also, should I redo the seats of the black IKEA chairs you can see in the second picture whilst I'm at it? If yes, the same fabric as the other chairs or something different? So many questions! Any ideas will be gratefully received. Thanks, Anna
Lots of questions — we'll point you to Susie's recently posted chair reupholstery project from AT:SF for inspiration. Anyone else?