I was given this dining room table set from a neighbor. I had it for several weeks before I got the energy to paint it (I'm currently 5 1/2 months pregnant and it's 98 degrees here in Florida).
The chairs were horrible looking. When I ripped off the fabric from the seat cushions I realized the original fabric was orange velvet. The set is solid wood so I knew it was good quality, and it's from the 60's.
I painted everything white and then distressed it. I bought new fabric from Hobby Lobby. The pressed wood/partical board that held the seat cushions in were almost all broken and cracked. So my handy dandy husband cut all new seat cushion things with plywood.