I went out and did some antiquing last week and ran across these two chairs. I saw their beauty even through that ugly green fabric they used on the seat. I grabbed some extra fabric I had sitting around and recovered them. Then I applied some lemon oil to the wood to give it a nice deep shine. The whole process for two chairs took less than an hour. That's even with my daughter helping me. She now refuses to sit on anything else. She likes the chair she "help build."
My helper working on her own chair.