It would help to have a before shot but just imagine these chairs as 1980's oak. That's how they started out.
I bought them off of Craigslist - four chairs for $50. I just wanted to find inexpensive chairs that I could paint white for our kitchen eating area. I didn't care so much about the style of the chairs - just as long and they weren't hideous and they could be painted.
So when I saw these on Craiglist I knew they would fit the bill. Okay they are a little bit faux Early American/80's style but I think the white paint helps.
I am happy to report that I am still the undisputed title holder of the world's worst painter. But the chairs are pretty forgiving. We'll just pretend I was going for that gloppy, chippy kind of look.
Not bad for $12.50 a piece.