Yahoo! I finished my shabby chair this morning. This project took WAY longer than it needed to, a cushion reupholster is not as easy as the diy world would have you believe. But after I got my hands on a staple gun I was able to finish this project pretty quickly.
I picked this chair up from a second hand store for $5.00, I used left over paint and fabric that I had in my attic. I borrowed a staple gun and bought a pillow at Walmart for $2.50 that I gutted and used for the new cushion. I painted the chair with a brush and then shabbed it up with my sander. Finally, I covered the seat and reassembled it. If you got really serious with a project like this it would probably only take you a few hours, instead of the week that it shamefully took me! I was too busy soaking up the beautiful weather and skipping through fields :)