This chair was white. I painted and distressed it. Got the canvas fabric from JoAnn's and painted the artwork on it with craft paints and used scotchguard to protect the fabric. Then, I covered the seat of this chair. You can do it, too. You could paint stripes, a banana, a rainbow, handprints, etc. It's fun!!
Also, I built (with help) and painted this table/desk a french grey/distressed. It's for sale at The French Farmhouse.