Furniture isn't the only thing being DIY reupholstered these days. Take a look at the After photo of Innocenti Mini's first project for an upholstery class-- a Recaro seat pulled from an old Porsche.
This is the fourth project Beth did in my class, but if you looked at the first one, it's equally as well done. Beth arrived at class with this antique settee that had belonged to her great-grandmother. She tore it down to the bare bones, rewebbed, hand sewed the springs on the new webbing and performed the tedious 8 way spring tying. This is living proof that with understandable instructions and the right piece of furniture, you don't have to be a professional to reupholster like a pro.