Learn How to Make an Alphabet Stool with Amanda on Creativebug!

First, there was the alphabet. Then, there was alphabet soup. And now, Amanda brings us alphabet stools! A, B, see your way over to Creativebug to learn the basic woodworking and upholstery techniques necessary to create these super cute, custom stools! And as long as you’re there, check out some of the other great tutorials Spruce has…

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Book Review: Picture Perfect Parties by Annette Joseph

I was thrilled to learn that I won a copy of Annette Joseph’s Picture Perfect Parties from a Design*Sponge giveaway. Out of over a hundred comments of the perfect Halloween decoration, my idea (a frozen hand, made with water and a latex glove floating in the center of a festive punch bowl) was decided to…

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Spruce’s Top 10 of 2013

There’s nothing better than starting 2014 with some beautiful, custom upholstery. That’s why we love to celebrate our favorite pieces of the year. Our Top 10 of 2013 (above) includes a healthy mix of client pieces and in-house designs, such as Amanda’s Geometric Upholstered Door featured on HGTV’s Design  Happens blog and adorable Circus Tent Kennel…

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Spruce Kicks Off Book Tour With a Party!

It’s finally happening. After months of preparation, Spruce will be on book tour next week! Last Friday, the Sprucettes were in high gear planning for the launch party for Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design here in Austin. The party was a complete success, and we couldn’t have done it without the help…

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Upholstery Basics: Camping Chair

As Father’s Day quickly approaches, I’m reminded of my annual pilgrimage to the department store in search of that perfect gift for dad. But thirty-something years later, I’ve exhausted the “Best Dad Ever” boxers and accompanying mug, and I’m pretty sure he has two of every grill accessory made. This month on Upholstery Basics, we…

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Upholstery Basics: Garden Cart

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Upholstery Basics: Circus Tent Kennel Cover

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Grommet-Top Shower Curtain on Design*Sponge

October Upholstery Basics is live! Click HERE to see how to make a grommet-top shower curtain on Design*Sponge. For a wide variety of other Spruce DIY projects, check out these other Upholstery Basics tutorials. Photography by Mel Cole.

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