Good Questions: Ideas for a Chair Makeover?

Angelina is looking for ideas: Hi AT, I bought this chair for $2.99 wanting to make a project out of it. The cushion can easily be reupholstered, but I don't have any color/pattern/texture in mind. I'm not crazy about the finish on the rest of the chair and obviously it's more worn in some places than others...

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I'm considering spray-painting the chair all one color. Any ideas how I can spruce up the whole chair such as color combos and finishes/techniques? Thank you!

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