Well- my best vintage find yet got a face lift and they are looking fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
Like I mentioned before, they really weren't in terrible shape and could have stayed in their original condition. But I knew that they could be outstanding with a little re-do, and I proved myself right!
This time I outsourced the work and had a local shop do the painting and re-upholstering. Sometimes it's just better to pay the professionals to do what they do.
I am quite pleased :)