i bought these old school chairs several months ago and i just finally got around to painting them. they were in desperate need of a makeover. i decided to go with aqua for the metal part of the chair and i stained the wood. i really liked the way they turned out! painting the metal. you can see that the stain on the wood really makes a difference. all finished! they are in my family room and sit next to a desk i bought from an amazing friend that even predicted that i would buy it!