I think they're oak, and I was hoping to refinish them, but two of the legs have pretty significant gouges that will have to be filled. So I'll probably paint them. I definitely want to do a fun fabric on the backs. Here are some inspiration pictures:
Honey and Fitz did an amazing job with some fun Chiang Mai material. I love her use of faux ostrich for wipeability.
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I love the more traditional chairs paired with the modern table and modern fabric choices. But ugh - more black oil paint. My life would be okay if I never tackled a black oil paint project again.
Here's a better picture of the Sarah chairs. Going this route would depend on finding two great patterns that work well with each other. I have no delusions that I could do it as well as Sarah, so I'll probably choose a safer route.
Do you have a favorite?