These chairs were in a variety of pieces outside they’d been rained and weathered for years. I got a new- well new to me- table and needed more chairs hoping at least a few could match after pricing new ones and laughing at my predicament ( nice big table the whole family can gather around- while standing, because I had traded my table and chairs for the table.) So I scoured found these and got after it I sanded like crazy, glued etc stained away. I didn’t expect such a deep dark blue but I certainly didn’t wait like I know know. I like them just the same so it works out, and the best part – FREE Just a little labor and love, we’ll a lot!