One set of the pieces was left as how the parts looked in their natural state. The second set is painted with red enamel paint. So in this chess game we have the White Queen and the Red Queen like in Alice in Wonderland.
This was a fun project for them to work on together. They got to go to different hardware stores looking for the parts and trying to figure out what would give them the look they wanted. One set of the pieces is going to be painted with enamel paint. They wanted to anodize one half of the pieces but ran out of time.