Chair Buyer's Anonymous

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I had a great weekend with friends, family, and checked a few things off my To-Do list.  Most importantly, I got my tag- sale mojo back!  After weeks of disappointing tag sales filled with crap, I found a GEM!!

My name is Karen, and I have a tag-sale chair addiction.  Is there a support group for that?

This weekend's fantastic find is a wrought iron and bamboo folding chair.  And it cost..... wait for it.....


I won't even try to guess its vintage, but I know it's old.  The tag sale that it came from was sooo cool to poke through- filled with tons of Asian antiques at my kind of prices (aka cheap).  The chair is in amazing condition aside from 2 cracked bamboo pieces on the seat.  Once I Gorilla Glue those sucka's back together, the seat and back are going to get a fresh coat of paint.

Here's where I'm looking for your input.  I'm torn on how I should paint it.  The wrought iron is staying untouched no matter what, so the question is: do I repaint the back and seat close to it's current color and keep it as original as possible, or do I paint the back and seat a contrasting pop color?

Or.... do I throw all caution to the wind and NOT repaint it, just try and touch up the mended bamboo pieces?

Oh the possibilities!