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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Upholstery Videos!

Drum roll please…we have officially filmed our first instructional video and are currently in the editing phase! This past weekend, Chris Hatcher and I, along with the help of Dean Schanbaum from First Take Media, spent about 30 hours filming the first Spruce instructional video. It was quite a process, but we managed to capture…

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Shopping Tip: How to Find a Quality Piece of Furniture

We have often been asked, “How can you tell if something is worth redoing?” So I thought I’d give you a few tips to help you while you’re out looking for your next treasure. Tip #1: Pick it up. The heavier a piece of furniture is, the more likely it’s made of hard woods and…

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History of the Coil Spring

After an abnormally brisk winter in Austin, I think we’re all ready for the sunny and warm Spring days to arrive. In anticipation of spring, I thought a little history about the upholstery spring would be appropriate. Beginning in the late eighteenth century, steel coil springs made their debut in the upholstery world as a…

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