Here are my Craigslist dining room chairs: Bombay Company and I love them! The problem is that they are really a dingy yellowish ivory but they don't show that in the pictures. If they REALLY looked like this I would be thrilled! :-)
The look I'm after:
It seems that SIMPLY SPRAY is what most people who are crazy enough to try this prefer, but the problem is that they do not make any shade even close to grey or silver. Just my luck. So, I came across a few alternatives and one being Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric Spray Paint. I found it at Pep Boys for $6.49 a can (YIKES) and bought one to try it out.
I have a bench cushion that I am going to recover that has a pretty high grade fabric. This is my guinea pig. I wasn't so much concerned about the color as the "crunch factor"!
Here is the side by side result with just a little bit of spray:
It really covered the colors well and it wasn't stiff at all. The smoothness of the material was gone but it was soft and pliable and I was very pleasantly surprised. Then I decided to go for it!
It went on pretty well and the texture of the fabric was not lost. The sheen on the fabric is gone but that is fine because it still looks very elegant. It is does not look like stiff ugly fabric at all and it is soft, just rough it you can understand that.