doodling on dining room chairs

This post and giveaway are sponsored by GE REVEAL®. All opinions are 100% my own. If you have been following along, you know that I am participating in a 4 week challenge with my friends at GE Lighting. Their challenge: Update 4 rooms with only a $100 gift card to Walmart and a reveal light bulb package. My favorite projects are those that don't cost very much money, but make a huge impact on a room, so I accepted the … [Read more...]

AWESOME! Mod Podge fabric onto a wooden chair! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body for All Things Thrifty!

Hi thrifty friends!  I am so happy to be back at All Things Thrifty for my third contributor post.  I hope you remember me from my others posts on DIY Art Canvases and my thrifty Princess Art, but as a reminder, I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  So, so happy to be here! Today I am going to share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE projects EVER.  Are you excited?!  You should be … [Read more...]

ATT Painted Fabric 1

I recently acquired a lovely turn-of-the-century settee.  When Kennadi begged to have it in her room, it was challenging to "Imagine" (stay with me, it'll click) how this... could possibly be made to go in a room that looks like this... We couldn't just "Let it Be," so I told Kennadi "We Can Work it Out!" (see what I did there?  You know, the Beatles...) Anyone who knows me knows that most problems in my … [Read more...]


I am super stoked to be part of this year’s “FAVORITE ROOM” Home Tour blog hop hosted by The White Buffalo Syling Co. Lindsay is a DOLL, and I’m so excited that she asked me to share my favorite room with you all today! So if you are here from Charming in Charlotte, WELCOME! WELCOME! I’m so excited to have you! My name is Brooke, and I’m the crazy lady behind All Things Thrifty! The funny thing about my house is … [Read more...]


Some of my favorite posts of all time on All Things Thrifty are our reupholstering tutorials, but I am not going to deny the fact that lately I have paid to have a few things reupholstered. Upholstering takes a LOT of time, and time is something that I’m lacking these days. Over the past year I have grown a lot as a Mom and a person, and I have learned to value time a lot more.  So, one of my upholstery projects sat for … [Read more...]


I promised a few upholstery tips and tricks and when I promise something, I deliver {except that most of the time it takes a few more days than I originally planned}. Ok, let’s be honest, it always takes longer than I think it will! I’m a chronically time-challenged person. I was on time to roller skating last night, and it felt so foreign that I wondered if I was in the right place! Not kidding. Ok, so I had a blast with … [Read more...]


Woah, if you are on instagram, you know we’ve been busy busy these last few weeks doing upholstery, painting projects, stripping {not the kind you are thinking} ahem stripping paint, and traveling to SLC for a wedding. So, hopefully you’ve missed me as much as I’ve miss you. We got home late Sunday night after driving through a snow storm going 35 mph for hours and hours. So, today I didn’t do much to say the least. I … [Read more...]


One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I upholster a bench?” I always practically SCREAM, “IT IS SOOOO EASY!!” I have helped dozens of people with this task. So, today I want to share the simple and easy instructions on how to do this yourself! You can even take these instructions and apply them to upholstering other items also. The same instructions work on upholstering dining room chairs too! Before moving … [Read more...]


Reupholstering the seats of old dining room chairs is one of my favorite things to do when I have gotten sick of my current decor in my home. I originally refinished these chairs back in November of 2009, but if you know me, I need something new quite often! I loved the chairs originally because they only cost me $4.00 from the thrift store! To check out the original tutorial, go to my original post in November 2009 … [Read more...]

Week of Chairs 101

The week of chairs has been really fun over the last five days! If you missed Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 or Day 4, don’t forget to check out the posts! The furniture transformation on the next chair is definitely my favorite transformation of the week. I saved the best for last (in my opinion)! My husband found this chair for me at the local thrift store, and he knew I would like it. He has great taste, and he knows what I like, … [Read more...]