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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Upholstered Headboard Tutorial and Giveaway: Win a Creativebug Class!

Amanda’s Upholstered Headboard tutorial was just released on Creativebug! This is the second of a series of online upholstery tutorials we’ve partnered to do with the craft workshop website. Students will learn how to make a cool, custom headboard like a pro from this in-depth workshop. Amanda guides students every step of the way, from…

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Upholstery Lessons at Spruce

Spruce has been helping ambitious do-it-yourselfers tackle their upholstery projects for several years now.  We recently expanded the possibilities of upholstery education by removing any and all restrictions on what type of furniture is permitted.  From spring tying to cushion sewing, the possibilities are endless.  During our first round of upholstery lessons, our lovely pupils,…

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Introducing New Spruce Upholstery Classes!

Last month, we wrapped up our 2012 classes and gave our students a winter break to get ready for the holidays and rest up for next year’s projects.  In class, we are frequently asked, “Do you offer a class that lasts a bit longer, where I can tackle bigger projects?” So many of our students…

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Spruce summer school!

It’s that time again….time for another installment of “Spruce class recap”.  We have had a nice variety of classes in the past couple of months, which means we have made a nice variety of new friends.  Our assortment of students was made up of out-of-towners who flew in for classes (we are so flattered), repeat…

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Spruce Fall 2012 Class Dates Listed!

Hi Everyone! We hope you had a great weekend! We had some overdue rain and a few blackouts over at my house ha! We have now been able to nail down the new dates for our DIY classes, August through November of 2012. We’ll take a break in December with the holidays, but there is…

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Before and Afters: A Turquoise Moment

There has been a theme for the better part of a month now: all things upholstered in TURQUOISE! Not every and all, but dang near a whole lot! Have a look at some of our clients’ best teal/blue/turquoise/cerulean/azure affirmations! Next, a pair of chairs for one client that are just scrumptious! Before… The reveal…! The client’s…

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Spruce New Class Dates Available!

                            Hi Everyone! We are hope you are having a great week We have now been able to nail down the new dates for April through August of 2012. There will be lots of variety for everyone and we will be offering…

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Headboards and Benches…Oh My!

We have been busy busy busy at the shop cranking out client and retail pieces, so our classes have been a welcome interruption.  During the past few weeks we have hosted a bench class and more recently a headboard class.  These two classes are pretty cool because you literally show up with nothing and leave…

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From Baby to Big Girl (or Boy)! Children’s Décor

I’m really excited about this post.  No, I do not have any children, but I do have nine nieces and nephews. Therefore, I have had access to many children’s catalogs for a while now, and I must admit that they are pretty fun to look through. I revert to my child-like self and start picking…

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