When I saw them I instantly knew what I wanted to do to them. Paint them white and stain the seat.
I sanded the whole chair and then primed with spray paint where I would paint it white. I spray painted it with Rustoleum's Universal White Gloss. The seat is stained in Minwax Dark Mahogany. Now that im writing this I'm realizing I never sealed them and I probably should but they've held up great.