How To Update Old Fashioned Table?

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Q: I got this dining room table and chairs off of Craigslist for a steal and I want to cover the old rush seats with upholstery and figured I should either stain or paint the wood before I do. Originally, I thought I would paint the chairs and the table black but the wood on the table is so beautiful I don't want to touch it! Can I go with painted chairs and just touch up the table or should I keep the chairs stained?

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