Good Questions: How to Fix Up These Chairs?

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Dear AT,

Could you help me figure out how to fix these cool chairs that I got at a thrift store? I love them and would be so happy to have them in my future house/apartment, but they need work and I don’t know for sure about how to get the paint off. Should I just take it to someone and have them redone?

I can do the work myself if my old Bernina is up to the challenge, and the wood part won’t be a problem. But it’s the painted plastic/whatever that has me stumped…


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Ok, readers! An expert from the AT community needs to chime in on this one. Can anyone help out Genie?