Being someone who’s very picky (no fabric out there was exactly what I wanted), and cheap (upholstery fabric is Expensive!) I found some grey fabric on the clearance rack and proceeded to paint the whole thing by hand. That means no stencils or painters tape. The whole process took about a month. Mind you, there had been Two matching chairs when I started, which would have been quite the feat, but unfortunately only one chair could make its way with me to New York.