This chair had been in the shop for years... ever since I started working there in my late teens. Covered in a dull, drab piece of red broadcloth in a very sloppy manner. No one ever gave it a second glance.
I brought it home, ripped everything off, painted the frame in a off white DIY chalk paint, and covered it in this black and cream fabric which I scored for a mere $4 per yard. I also added a few decorative tacks around the front legs to hold things in p lace.
I put it back in the shop and it sold in two days.