I was also getting bored with the tiny houndstooth print that was on them. It just wasn't bold enough for me. Here is the before pic - if you look closely you can see the big stain on the center/back of the seat... not attractive.
So I saw this cool plastic coated fabric at Ikea and thought, of course! that would be perfect for my dining room chairs because it will just wipe clean! It had to be pretty sturdy too and it comes in this awesome bright red and white polka-dot! Bold, sturdy, and wipeable! What more could I ask for!
Now I just have to figure out whether I want to paint the chairs black or white.... What do you think?