Nov 7th, 2009

I have always wanted to know how to reupholster, and I found out that reupholstering is not as hard as I thought!

My friend Jen allowed me to come and observe as she did the below reupholstering project. She has a darling “jungle” themed play room, so she went with animal printed fabric, which I thought turned out so cute!

Here is her before picture: Which, by the way she got two identical chairs at the D.I./Goodwill for $10.00 each.
Here is the zebra beauty that I got to help with (a tiny bit). I’m still learning, but stay tuned for some instructions. I’ll try and explain the process soon so that you can start practicing too!

She also did this Giraffe one too. I am so impressed!
Way to go Jen…you earn the “Thrifty Mamma AWARD!”


  1. do tell instructions! I'm so excited

  2. Sarah Bogh says:

    I have been wanting to help my mom reupholster a love seat and neither of us have dared even start the project. I'm looking forward to some detailed instructions. :) What a cute idea too, i love the jungle look!

  3. Whitney Parry says:

    I absolutely LOVE these chairs!! I can't wait for the chairs!:)

  4. Mike, Jess, Max and Gracie! says:

    They have a few wing back chairs at the DI right now. You should go get them.

  5. Hey Brooke,
    This is Rachael Hawkins, I am really good friends with Jen Allen. Anyway, I always look at your thrifty blog here to get fun ideas. So, Today I found a treasure. It's an old children's sofa and I am going to reupholster it with Jen tomorrow night. You should come, and also I want tips on a huge hutch that I want to refinish…. Anyway. We should get together tuesday night or wednesday at Jen's!! (I told her to give you a call, but I thought I would give send you a little note too:))

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