Time for a little fun - some ideas for classroom decor. Have an old, shameful-looking desk chair? Reupholster it! It's a much easier task than you might think. Choose a fabric that can take a little abuse and won't wear or fade quickly. Remove the cushions and trace around them onto fabric adding about 4 inches all around. Create a casing, insert elastic, fit around cushions, reassemble chair. Presto – “brand new” chair, in your choice of covering!
Home Ec teachers can't have ripped chairs!
Cover ugly fabric...
Sewing room chair (this gets addictive).