Here's my how to:
Step 2) Unscrew seat cover from the chair and remove vinyl covering sticky from God knows what (hopefully this part is unnecessary for you).
Step 3) Head out the door to buy new paint for your soon-to-be beauty but get stopped by your financially responsible husband instead, letting you know that you have a million left over paint cans in the basement from previous "projects". Think to self : "Oh yea - man he's good." Come across some fine sandpaper and some very fun grey spray paint and get to work. Cost? Free!
Step 4) Lightly sand your project and dust off with towel or cloth. Give your gem two coats of spray paint, letting the first one dry before applying the second to avoid dripping. (-) 1 for Tiffany's lack of patience and drip marks in a few spots.
Step 5) Shop (finally) for new fabric at your favorite fabric store (mine being Fancy Tiger Crafts) that will cover the chair pad. Advice: Leave cranky baby at home to avoid mental meltdowns (for both of you). Purchase awesome fabric and pat yourself on the back for being such a design genius. But, um, don't forget to feed your meter unless you want your fabric store run to turn into a $30 deal versus a $5 one. Ugh.
Step 6) Borrow your brother in law's staple gun and start stapling away. Pretend you are wrapping a present, tucking in corners and edges for the prettiest look.
Step 7) Screw back in the chair pad, step back, take a few pictures and smile at your new desk chair that you have created!
Total Cost: $15.00 smackers!
Let's just pretend the parking ticket scenario didn't happen by shoving it in our drawer, shall we?