We've had this office chair for about seven years now. It was a five dollar DI find (DI is a store like Goodwill). It's a very sturdy chair- all metal and wood. I imagine it was someone's really nice office chair in about...oh 1991 or so.
For years we've put up with it because it is very functional, but I've been working on redecorating my basement living room. The blue didn't match at all, so it was time for a recover.
I found this chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby when I was in a larger town last weekend. I bought 1-1/2 yards of it, and it was just enough for the chair. I used some foam I had around to replace the seat foam. It was harder to do than I hoped. There was a sale on staples in 1991, so they used all of them on this chair, I'm sure. I ended up cutting the blue fabric off the seat instead of removing them all. I also couldn't figure out how to take the back off, so it has a slipcover instead. That will come in handy next time something is spilled on the back of the chair.
Remember my living room? This is what it looked like shortly after we moved in. The previous owner had most of the walls in the house painted this shade of brown. They also left us this old brown couch.
Here's what it looks like now.