$15 THRIFT STORE FIND ! This simple arm chair was pretty dirty and needed a little love but it was structurally sound and easily recovered so I couldn't resist. The fabric is heavy duty canvas and durable enough for upholstery use but only about $8/yard (1 1/2 yards were needed).
The silver furniture tacks (from Home Depot) are not only functional (hold the back panel in place) but also add a great little detail. I sanded and distressed the finish and then finished it with a coat of polyurethane to keep it protected. * Use 220 grit sandpaper before you put on the final coat to get a smooth finish.