Nugget of the Week: Sources of Inspiration from the Sprucettes

One of my favorite things about working at Spruce is having the opportunity to work with people who bring a different set of skills, interests and creative ideas to the table. Each of us Sprucettes frequently informs each other about our favorite designers, artists and makers, food, boutiques and blogs we’re obsessing over. Together, we…

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Introducing Benton, our newest Sprucester!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Sprucester. Meet Benton Burford! Benton learned about Spruce while working at Kyle Bunting. Intrigued by upholstery, Benton took one of our Bring Your Own Chair classes and we’ve been on his radar ever since. He’s been living in Austin since 2003, after moving from Midland,…

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Have the Best Valentine’s Day in Austin

Depending on your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can be a polarizing celebration. Whether you spend the evening indoors eating ice cream and watching movies or go out for a romantic evening with your better half, it’s difficult to ignore the one day of the year everyone gets worked up about love. So, why not give…

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All things needlepoint!

You may have noticed a trend in the past 10 years.  It seems that anything your granny did is now becoming cool!  It started with the knitting craze, then crocheting, and now we are seeing needlepoint all over the place.  I am not one to be above trends.  In fact at the beginning of the…

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New Retail! Get ’em while they’re hot!

Recently many of our showroom pieces have found new homes.  With so many spaces to fill in our shop we have been busy cranking out some new retail.  I personally really enjoy working on retail pieces.  I think it may have something to do with the stretch of time we spend with it.  Typically we…

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Announcement: Artist Leah Duncan and Spruce Team-Up!

We are pleased to announce that Spruce is carrying the wares of artist/designer/illustrator Leah Duncan at the shop! So sweet! If you read the West Elm post, Leah was one of the  Austin local contributors at the West Elm/Etsy event in February. The Spruce team was instantly in love with (and perhaps stalking) Ms. Duncan,…

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West Elm Event!

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the Etsy “WE Heart Hand Made Art” event down at West Elm, you missed out! We had such a great time with tons of fabulous Etsy vendors from all over Austin. We loaded up Chair-iot with as much stuff as she could hold and headed downtown!…

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Mark Your Calendars: Spruce, Etsy, and West Elm!

Austin locals and visitors – mark your calendars! We have been invited to join an exciting event hosted by Etsy and Austin’s downtown West Elm store. We will be selling our handmade wares tableside at West Elm, along with other Austin Etsy shop owners. Check out the stats below! When: Saturday, February 26th; 1-6 pm…

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Nugget of the Week: VW Seats and New Retail!

Hope everyone has had a great week! We have been busy busy as always. This week, we have put out a few new treats as well as received some ourselves! First, we have two new items for sale here at the shop. This week, we completed an amazingly adorable love seat. We used a new…

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Before and Afters

With so much going on around the shop (like a new bus in the works, the 4th of July holiday, and general day-to-day busyness) it’s been a little while since we’ve posted some before and after photos of what we’ve been reinventing in the workshop.  Here are some before and after shots of some recent…

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