And since I was a bachelor last week and had some extra time, I decided that it was time to start the process. I sanded them down in the garage and then set up a tarp/painting area in the basement where I could paint them. (It was way too cold in the garage!)
These chairs were a super dark brown, almost black color and had some other paint splashed all over the them. They had the original seat covers on them, which were a (very) faded greenish color.
Here are the 4 chairs before, with the seats off them already off.
And here they are in the process of being painted. We chose a light yellowish color that would match a little with the curtains that are in the dining room.
Here is the finished product: