I found this beauty at a local thrift store (name redacted to protect the innocent...all my future finds).
What I did next was simple, but tedious. Paint paint paint...paint. Then a simple staple recover of the seat and boom! Bold baby!
- paint (and brushes)
- staple gun
It now lives in my booth at Curiosities Vintage Mall in Beaverton OR, but I'm sure it will be gone quick!