I literally found this chair sitting on the curb waiting for trash collection day. No seat but I thought it had "good bones" and I took it home.
DH is going to cut a piece of wood to create the seat. Meanwhile I'm auditioning upholstery. Here's a piece of heavy fabric I picked up. A remnant at a deep discount. It is very heavy and might be what is known as bark cloth.
Here's the second choice, picked up in the same remnant pile.
This project was a lot of fun. I'd never tried anything like it before, never used chalk paint and have yet to upholster anything - but that's coming soon.
I've shown this project to just a handful of friends and received various opinions about which fabric to use. Feel free to chime in.