The top picture is of one of a pair of chairs I found in an alley. They need to be reupholstered, but right now I am enjoying the green. When I great around to reupholstering them I see them done in a gray velvet. The arms of the chairs have been worn in perfectly. So smooth and tinted from usage. The legs on the other hand are just kind of gross and dirty.
So I have been seeing a lot of this paint treatment as seen in the second picture but this would be the exact opposite of what I would need to do. So to keep the beauty of the arms of my chairs I've been thinking of taping off the bottom 3" of the legs of my chair, and painting them charcoal gray. Any opinions?