Check out these chairs I found on Ebay! They are begging for an "after" à la So Sylvie of Blossom Home. These are a couple of her makeovers for sale or previously sold in her California shop:
Depending on what type of look you are attempting to achieve, there are several different ways in which you could breathe new life into these chairs. If you like a soft, relaxing look, I can picture the chairs refinished in a fresh coat of white and new upholstery in a bright, fresh floral. Or perhaps you want a look that's refined and preppy in which case you could upholster the cushions in something like a simple but pretty green such as the fabric used for the chair featured on Turquoise LA's website. Or, maybe you are going for something more bold, like the Hollywood regency style. Then why not paint them a smooth black and reupholster the cushions in a bright red, kelly green, a bold, modern pattern or lush velvet?(both chairs also Turquoise LA).
However, I think that due to all of the curves and bulges in the lines of these chairs, they'd work best in white. I think that they would need straighter lines to be more suited to the Hollywood Regency look ... but what do I know?