I picked up these chairs for $15 for the pair.
An impulse buy - Great shape, solid wood BUT....
1) they are already painted in thick black paint and have been viciously, horribly distressed with what looks like a chisel rather than fine sandpaper - not sure if the surface will be revived with a good sanding so I may have to get paint stripper as well, eek
2) one of the chair backs is broken - will need to glue and fill gaps, eek.
3) both are wobbly, eek.
4) the seats are covered in paint splattered green velvet (gross) which I will need to replace but I have never reupholstered ANYTHING, EVER. Double EEK.
This may be a mistake. But a $15 mistake at most, plus paint, fabric etc. Hmmmm, Ok. Need to stop panicking and stuck in. Wish me luck.