The chrome finish on my vintage chairs was in need of refinishing, so I opted to have them professionally powdercoated in a matte brass tone. Of course electroplating with real brass would have been the most fabulous option, but it's super pricey. Powdercoating is an ultra durable baked-on paint finish, and at Tortoise Industries here in LA it runs $350 for a "batch" (which can include anything from your metal furniture to your bicycle to your stair railings.)
I debated about the color of leather to replace the vinyl with, and thought long and hard about a peacock teal blue...
I am SO glad I went with this choice...I love it!! The teal blue and brass look great together!