Good Questions: Make the Most of IKEA's Dining Set?

I have the very affordable, very sturdy, but not very attractive Ikea LAVER dining set. The black chairs don't go AT ALL. I know that an easy option would be to chuck 'em and get new ones, but that's not totally affordable. I'm not the post crafty-person there is, but I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to de-institutionalize these chairs?

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