I recovered a chair for my son's apartment a few months ago and I'm eager to show you the before and after photos.
This was the chair that we've had in our bedroom for at least 20 years. My father in law originally got it from one of his older neighbors. It was very sturdy, but very out dated and stained - and pink.
I took the cushions off of the chair and removed all of the old fabric. The cushions were still in good shape. Then I spray painted the frame with Oil Rubbed Bronze paint. After that, I stapled the new fabric (left over from a previous project) onto the cushion forms.
I needed to cover up some of the staples on the back of the chair but I didn't want to purchase anything. Thankfully, I always save extra strings, ribbons, and trim. Out of my basket of trim, came a wide brown shoe lace. Perfect!
Not bad for using supplies I already had on hand.
I made a pillow to go with it - again, using extra fabric, trim, and pillow stuffing. The cross pieces are made from a khaki colored belt.
My son appreciates the extra seating in his living room and was happy that I didn't make the chair too "girly".