new decorating dilemma

I generally have a "no paint" policy when it comes to wood. I love the look of painted furniture, but I've never had a piece come out really, really amazing.

But now I'm faced with a dilemma. I found this fabulous dining table at a secondhand shop for about $150. The top is pretty trashed, but that was part of its charm.

Then yesterday, after a year and a half of searching, I found chairs for about $10 apiece. The upholstery needs to be redone, I'm thinking something in cream and pink, but all that dark wood is messing up the girly vibe in my pink room.

I'm armed and ready to paint with $150 worth of supplies, which amounts to 2.5 litres of white paint and .75 litre of laquer. Can you believe those prices? The paint costs almost as much as the furniture, sheesh!

I see a few ways this could go...

1) Replace the upholstery only.

2) Paint the chairs white and replace the upholstery, leave the table as it is.

3) Replace the upholstery and paint the whole shebang.

What's a girl to do?

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