Good Questions: Refinishing a Sidewalk Find Chair?

Apartment Therapy DC reader Laura, who so graciously opened her home for a House Tour back in December, has a question about refinishing her latest sidewalk find: Hi AT! I picked up this chair for free on the sidewalk with grand plans to make it over. I want to refinish it in white lacquer, and add an upholstered back, but I'm stumped as to what type of fabric I should do use to recover it. It will be going in my bathroom/dressing room (pictured below), which is quite girly, due to the pink tile, but I would like to avoid making it too traditional or cutesy. I also don't know how wild it should be, as the curtain fabric is pretty loud already. Any suggestions? Thanks, Laura

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Laura, Given our track record on reupholstering chairs, we think it best to open this question to our readers for constructive advice. Readers- what should Laura do with the fabulous chair she found in the street?

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