When we moved to Canberra the first time, in 2008, we bought a table and chairs. Not heirloom quality or anything, but functional. Four years, two moves, and about 4,000 meals later, most of the chairs were looking like this when I set up the new kitchen.
A bit worn and stained, and in most cases, with the seat cushions coming loose from the seat frame. I decided it was time to spruce them up a bit, and did some research on the internet to find a solution in line with my level of handiness and desired financial expenditure. Then I went and found some fabric that I liked, brought it home, measured it against the chair seats, cut it into squares, folded it around the detached chair seats, stapled it in place with a heavy-duty stapler, and re-attached the seats. And voila!
Presentable chairs! Suitable for guests! And who would’ve guessed that having all my seat cushions falling off would have made it all that much simpler!