First I removed the fabric on the chair and the trim. The trim was glued on and the fabric was stapled.
Next came off a layer of foam followed by a layer of batting. Here is the chair completely stripped down, ready to redo.
Next I picked a fabric, which was Waverly's Criss Cross pattern. (I ordered 2 yards, which turned out to be way too much. I only used about half a yard total.) I lightly sanded it, just to take off the gloss, and then used a Valspar white primer that I picked up at Lowe's. Here it is with one coat of primer. Better already!