Refinish? Refurbish? What to do?
I bought 2 Stratford Chair Co. chairs yesterday. One is a captain's chair and as you can see, the other is not.
I want to use them as my every-day-kitchen-chairs. The captain's chair has a bit of a loose arm, but it's nothing that some screw tightening and a bit of glue won't cure.
However, the finish on them is pretty rough and the seats are in rough shape as well. (the smaller chair's seat is ripped at the bottom and the straw is starting to fall out)
Anyway, my question is... What would be best for these old oak chairs? Strip them right down? (if so, with what?) ... What about the seats? Repair the bottom on the one and leave the beat-up original look or replace them?
Your opinions are appreciated. Thanks!!