Well, I found two harp-back dining chairs at the thrift store, and decided to give them a new look -- if it didn't work out, I wouldn't be out much money.
Here is one of the original chairs:
...very scraped up and really.really unattractive fabric
But then, after two coats of graphite gray paint and $3.00 worth of fabric from Joann:
I've still got to refinish the other chair, but I kind of like how this first one turned out! I'm even thinking about finding and refinishing a vintage dining table too!!