Ages ago, D found two beautiful chairs in the dumpster outside our building. Technically, they were next to the dumpster outside our building, which is more appealing but sounds less exciting. They could both use some restoration, understandably, but one of them was in good enough shape that I am using it for the time being.
They originally had black (fake) leather seats, but these had since been covered in maroon fabric and both the fabric and the underlying leather had been torn and badly abused. I pulled off the maroon fabric and covered the leather with a simple green and white seersucker I had lying around, securing it in place with the aid of a staple gun. Our eventual plan is take apart both chairs completely, sand and refinish (not paint!) them and then choose a sturdy fabric for the seats. Hopefully we'll get this done sometime in the next decade.