Zebra print, is like, so trendy right now. It’s popping up everywhere. But as hip as it is, I think it is also quite timeless. Maybe right now you are thinking of that girl at the gym who wears the zebra print bra under her sheer rhinestoned tank-top, and you are shaking your head in disagreement. (True, I have seen this myself. ‘Timeless’ wasn’t the first word that came to mind).

But forget about her for a second and consider that it is both an animal print, and black and white. Those two looks aren’t going anywhere! Also try to forget that a group of zebras is called a harem.

So, get ready for some wild zebra action!

First, a funky old thrift store chair gets a redo from Better After reader Tina. That before fabric design was kind of cool too, but the colors were kind of ew. Looks great now!

Zebra print lovers aren’t the type of people to go beige and boring, nope. Brecken decided the zebra print inserts in her wardrobe just weren’t enough, so the whole party got painted plum! Check it out on her blog Junque.

Michelle from Sweet Something Design updated this 1929 settee, ensuring that it will stay in style for the next 82 years. Fringed orange velour? Not so much.

Lucy took on this sad vanity that may have received an ill-advised makeover at some point in its past, because what is with those headlights? Wow. Someone wanted to see their pores up close, I guess. You can get an up close look at the table too on her blog Lucy Designs. Check it out to see how professionally painted the zebra stripes are! She did such a detailed job, it looks like the real deal forizzle.

Jessica brought some safari to this sad little stool with a fresh reupholstery job. Now it will add just enough punch to any room, because if I know one thing, you don’t want to go overboard with the animal print and give your kids some sort of zebra phobia or something.

And finally here’s an oldie but a goodie from Camila at High Heeled Foot in the Door who literally takes a walk on the wild side every time she goes up her stairs. Zelicious!

What about you, my friend? Have you zebra-fied anything lately? Or are you over it? Do you love you some animal print, or have a deep-seated aversion? Do you think that horses are jealous of zebras? Do tell.


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  1. April 8, 2011 / 10:44 PM

    It’s very bold! 🙂 I don’t think I could do it myself in house (it SO would not ‘go’) but I like it in others. 🙂

  2. April 8, 2011 / 11:00 PM

    I’m lovin’ it sick! (Aussie term for really really liking something!). Each time I saw the next one I was “ooh..aahh”. Thanks so much for posting these. I am in the process of painting a kiddie stool for my husband’s granddaughter and wanted to do zebra print on the sides but was kinda scared. Now I’m inspired! 🙂

  3. April 8, 2011 / 11:32 PM

    Wow. That’s zebra alright! The stairs are so fun!!!

  4. April 9, 2011 / 12:50 AM

    This makes me so happy!

  5. April 9, 2011 / 1:31 AM

    I’m obsessed with zebra print. I have it in my study, my living room, and my daughters bedroom. Love every one of the projects above!

  6. April 9, 2011 / 12:38 PM

    I love zebra print! We are moving at the end of the month into our first home and are planning to use it in the dining room…crazy enough but it was the hubby’s idea 🙂

  7. April 9, 2011 / 11:05 PM

    You should check out my computer chair and my new fabulous nightstands. They are zebra and fabulous. My hubby doesn’t like zebra, but he loves our new tables!!

  8. April 10, 2011 / 5:08 PM

    LOL! I just have to say, I love your blog! You’re style of writing is so fun to read. Your sense of humor is great! I can’t wait to see the flops and read what you have to say about them! Gearing up for some giggles:)

  9. April 11, 2011 / 6:56 PM

    I don’t think most horses know zebras and visa versa since zebras aren’t domesticated. If I was a horse I’d be zealous cause zebra stripes are so amazing, especially when you see a harem of them together. Are zebra harems just female or male and female? lol

  10. April 13, 2011 / 1:38 AM

    You are so funny! and Thank you for the feature on my zebra table…just saw this!

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