My husband has had this chair since middle school and I can guess it was loved by someone else before that. The chair has a wood frame that was not cared for and ugly brown cushions with scratchy fabric.
First, I painted the frame off-white to show through under the worn off portions of the top color.
Second, I chose a dark glossy brown for the frame to hide imperfections and for ease of clean up.
Third, I covered the cushions with a modern, bold red and white fabric. I simply wrapped the cushions like you would a present and used fabric glue to attach the edges to the cushion.
Now we have a comfortable chair that is no longer an eye sore.