Inspiration: Refresh Dining Chairs with COLOR!

I recently scored two dining chairs for $2 each from a garage sale. They have woven cane backs and are solid wood, Unfortunately, they also have a very ugly late 70s finish and a mismatched 80s pastel upholstery, but I am convinced that these can be refreshed beautifully with some paint and fabric. Here is my little roundup of inspiration. (What I love best about refreshing chairs is that it breathes new life into something that could have been thrown away, and you can bring in a vibrant accent colour that will still match with a wood or metal table.)

Above from left:

1. Dining Room from Heather's Eclectic Armadale Home, Apartment Therapy

2. Red Dining Chairs from Designer Carla Lane, from The Fun Traditionalist on Design*Sponge

3. Juicy Green Chippendale Chair from Johnathan Adler

4. Stackable chairs from Staach

5. Sedgemoor Dining Chair from Lucy Willow.

6. Refinished pink dining chair fromAbsolutely Beautiful Things

7. Peter Wilds - Style At Home March 2010 - Dining, Decorpad

8. "Concierge, Seats for Three Please" refinished dining chairs by Maureen Shaughnessy, flickr.com

(Images: as linked)