Tip: Seat Cushion Remedies!

There are a few quick things you can do to make your limp, dehydrated cushions fabulous once again! Consider the next few cushion-rejuvenating activities to perk up your loose chair or sofa cushions. 1) Did you know that foam becomes dehydrated over time? You can rehydrate your cushion by steaming the foam with a high-steam…

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Tip: Salvation For Your Wood-Framed Furniture

I don’t know why we haven’t mentioned it before, but we hold a couple products near and dear to our hearts here at Spruce. We use them daily to give new life to the most beat-up and dehydrated wood frames and tables that we encounter. Here they are folks: Howard Products: Restor-A-Finish: If you have…

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Tip: Choosing a Fabric for Upholstery

There are those of us that have great difficulty visualizing a makeover, be it with interiors, paint color, or even upholstery. I often hear the musings from our customers, “I love this fabric, but what would it look like on my chair/sofa/ottoman?” For a quick illustration, check out the two different sets of dining chairs…

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Sewing Tip!

This may sound too basic to really make a difference, but trust, try! You’ll see! We recently bought a hand-stapler from Capital City Upholstery Supply. I’m finding it particularly handy to “baste” my fabric together before sewing. Of course, there’s the traditional pinning method below… Or the other way with your brand new hand-stapler! While…

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Wall Upholstery on Design*Sponge

Check out this month’s Upholstery Basics column on Design*Sponge! We’re transforming spaces wall by wall. Click HERE for other Upholstery Basics posts.    

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Check out the February Design*Sponge Post!

February’s Upholstery Basics column is up on Design*Sponge. Click HERE to learn how to transform your plain-Jane coffee table into an upholstered beauty! Take a look at these previous posts to learn tips and tricks for other upholstery projects: upholstery basics: boxed cushion sewing upholstery basics: picture perfect backs upholstery basics: leather bookshelf  

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Class is back in session!

Now that the madness from the holidays has subsided, Clar and I are ready to get back to teaching classes!  We have a variety of courses that are sure to excite you.   Back by popular demand we will be hosting a  BYOC (bring your own chair) class, bench class, headboard class, and a lampshade class.  …

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Tip: Get your Supplies at Capital City Upholstery Supply!

This tip is appropriate for Austin-area residents and non-Austinites alike. Our “old faithful” upholstery materials supplier has been bringing provisions to us for 4 years plus and has locations in Austin and San Antonio. They also have an online catalog presence for your DIY needs. How do we love “Capital”? Let us count the ways!…

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September Upholstery Basics is Live!

Constructing Coil Seats – Part II is officially up on Design*Sponge. Check out how to rejuvenate your tight seat HERE! ALSO, be sure to stay tuned tomorrow to Design*Sponge for registration and details for the Austin Design Sponge at Home book tour. That’s right, Grace is making a special stop in Austin, and it’ll be…

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