It was heavy duty and in good condition besides a dirty seat and a few rust spots. I've never reupholstered a chair before but found this chair to be super simple. I simply unscrewed the seat so it looked like this.
Next I took a can of rustoleum hammered spray paint and gave it two coats to cover all the rust spots. I just love the transformation a little paint can make! To recover the seat you want to cut a piece of fabric that's several inches larger on each side than the actual seat.
And now she's all done, just screw the seat back on and you are good to go! Easy peasy. I'm quite tickled with how it turned out.
chair = $15
fabric remnant = $5
spray paint = $5
Total = $25Not too bad! Unfortunately I cant keep her. She's a little too tall and wide for my sewing area. Some lucky craigslist shopper will get to enjoy my polka dotted friend. It was good practise for me, I have my whole dining room set of chairs, plus a few others to do. Fun times ahead!