I purchased this chair for next to nothing, but it needed some work. I purchased it a while ago and I knew I was going to do our personal office in a Steelcase/tanker desk set up. I needed to paint the chair and get the seats recovered. It only took a day to paint the chair in the medium gray color. I then turned my focus to the upholstery. I dropped the backrest and seat off to my good friend Bill at B&T Upholstery. He upholstered both pieces for $75! That is pretty cheap considering what upholstery runs nowadays. I reassembled the chair and reattached the cushions and it looks like new…..heck, probably even better than new. This chair will last another 50 years now.