I spent many an hour (not always happy ones!) scraping them back to bare wood and sanding them smooth. Then coat upon coat of white gloss to bring them back to their former glory. And Bijou's wonderful Daddy whipped up a little matching table with some scrap wood...that also got the white treatment.
The chairs and table have long been finished and enjoyed daily. Mon petit poppet spends a lot of time perched on them either playing with playdough, drawing whilst exclaiming..."nooooo!" and pointing to the table and then "pa-pa" and pointing to the paper (an idea that finally clicked after most of the surfaces in our home have been defaced by a rogue felt pen), or enjoying a little snack such as a Lark donut or bikkie and a cuppa. Of course I've been perched beside her and let's just say you may see a cushion post in the not too distant future.
I'm going to hop on my bike and go and see what all the other hunters have found over here...come join me!