Just as soon as she deals with her cat's bladder infection and goes to the caucus today (not much of a Saturday, if you ask me), a nice older woman is going to sell these chairs to me and it will be my first adventure in the magic of getting things reupholstered in a fabric of my choosing. Also, we have kind of a big extended family that lives nearby (I love it!) and when we have everyone over for a birthday or a movie night, we hardly have enough seating. PLUS, we have this long wall in the dining room with a long-ish console table, but it's still not enough to kind of fill the space properly, so I think one of these chairs can kick it against the wall and be called up for extra-seating-duty on short notice next time we have all of our people over.
If you click here and here you can see a related post with some inspiration for this project, along with estimates for the job from Queen Anne Upholstery plus excellent advice from readers (I like how I call you people "readers" like this is some kind of major publication...). The second link are chairs I love done up in unusual ways.
I also found this link which talks about reupholstering chairs -- although, I should tell you, I don't plan to do this myself. I can't be trusted with nail guns and hot glue. My ass would be stapled to the chair and my hands would be stuck to the tools in no time. I just don't have mad crafting skills.
Here are some links to blogs that have posted a few DIY reupholstering projects: Enjoy:
Danish chair in graphic b & w print.
Modern green chair.