I have a set of four chairs I inherited from my mother, actually from her attic.
A few years ago I tried to sell the four of them on Craigslist for $90 for the set. Since then they’ve been in the Cottage attic covered with a sheet.
Now I’ve decided that I could use them in the dining room and they would be exquisite.
I’m not inclined to paint them although that is not off the table totally. One thing I know for sure is I’m not painting them white, the ubiquitous furniture paint color of the 21st century. And I like how they are naturally worn to a light color is certain areas.
The cane backs are in good shape but the leather seats which hide, I think, formerly caned seats could use some sprucing up. I can easily cover them with either toile from the dining room window seat or canvas from the shades or something a little more daring.
Ultimately I’m happy they didn’t sell on Craigslist.
What are you saving that you could be using?