Should I Paint Antique Josef Kohn Chairs?

Should I Paint Antique Josef Kohn Chairs?

Kristen Lubbe
Jul 26, 2011

Q: I purchased these darling chairs a few weeks back and I was sure I was going to reinvigorate them by painting them a glossy zesty yellow or a chartreuse green. I'm new to furniture painting and fear that if I do the revamp I could lose the pattern on the seat and back of chair that is already a little worn from use. What do you think? Will I be brave and begin the process or leave well enough alone?

Also these chairs have a label reading "Josef Kohn" an Austrian furniture designer from the 19th century so I'm a little nervous about ruining such old-timers!
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