After poking around online, I found chairs with the European flair I was looking for at a great price.
(Just $15/each at Ikea)
Two TARNOs go sunny yellow (Glidden's Canary Song--a gorgeous yellow I love and will surely be using again!), and the frames get a matte gray spray paint.
And two are painted dark gray (Behr's Dark Granite) for contrast. When not needed for extra seating, we push them together to make a convenient little bench in our entryway.
It just keeps getting better....they fold up flat for easy storage. This project came in around $70, (4 chairs $60, spray paint $5, two sample sized paints $2/ea)
The result? I have a unique set of cafe chairs that bring back memories of strolling through magical places with those I love, and cheer up the place even on the rainiest of days!
More to come!