Well it started with the above fabric swatch from Goodwill for .49 cents. Then, I found the chair for $5.00 at a garage sale . The chair was originally painted a cream color with brown specs throughout and the seat was covered in a luxurious faux pink velvet. I painted the chair black and recovered the seat with my nifty swatch and what a transformation. I love it and it only cost me $5.50 plus a can of paint. Not bad.