I found this chair on the curb.
Its finish was all scraped up and it had stickers stuck to it and the seat was irreparably stained.
So I painted it. And recovered the seat with fabric I've had sitting around for years. It transformed into this:
And then I made a back pillow for it. So now it looks like this.
Total investment: $4 because I had to buy spray paint (HATE that!). Now listed on Craigslist for $35.