If you take this:
And then your mom finds this at a garage sale:
And you hunt down the perfect fabric that looks like this:
You add x-large buttons and chocolate brown velvet piping, remove the skirt, paint the legs chocolate brown and click your heels three times, you might end up with this:
Which looks pretty happy in a room like this:
So the moral of the story is, this nasty old chair went from this:
And I'm glad.
Now, I just need the perfect, cheap, fabric to make a slip cover for this: