This chair was a freebie. Gotta love something for nothing. I had it for quite a while and it sat in the basement waiting to be transformed. The problem was I didn't know where I wanted to put it or whether or not to paint the wood.
I went to Lowes and bought a "sampler" pot of paint. Just the right amount and couldn't beat the price at just over $4 and decided to paint and antique the chair with my new favourite product, furniture wax. I had a huge piece of muslin in my fabric stash, purchased some decorative trim and in an afternoon I had the chair torn apart and recovered. Unfortunately no photos, but it really was simple. A good staple gun is the key to a successful upholstery job.
A little sandpaper to "age" it a little, and done. And those Ikea pillows shams, well, I actually used them as they were meant to be used, and they make great throw pillows on the bed.