So my wife had this horridly ugly metal chair that we received a while back from friends of ours. It had a plastic covered upholstered seat. My wife had tried her best to make it look better by recovering it, but it just looked bad. It came with an equally ugly ottoman.
So we got the bright idea recently (after cleaning up my shop) to refurbish the chair with some wood. My wife just wanted a simple slab of wood to sit on (to add another backyard chair) but I thought the better of that, and ended up doing a slat-ish style chair. I thought it came out pretty good.