Sourcing Color Palettes From Photos

Since I began working at Spruce, I have seen my fair share of people who are super excited about redecorating their homes but are absolutely overwhelmed by all the options available to them! What pattern is the right pattern? I like all the colors; how do I commit to one? Does blue match with purple? The options…

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Creativebug Creations: Macrame Plant Hanger

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December Upholstery Basics is Live!

December’s Upholstery Basics column is up on Design*Sponge. If you want to learn how to complete your chair that has a picture-back, click HERE! Take a look at these Upholstery Basics tutorials below to help you complete your redesigned chair: upholstery basics: coil seat finale upholstery basics: constructing coil seats — part 2 upholstery basics:…

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Top 5 Ingredients for the Perfect Custom Piece

Perhaps the best part of custom upholstery is the “custom.” And whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer like I am, or a “custom”er, there are five important ingredients that make a delectable recipe for the perfect custom piece. 1. The Frame Have you had your eye on Grandma’s sofa or a flea-market bargain? Before you inherit or…

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Collaborative Blog Series THIS WEEK!

I am excited to announce that thanks to the leadership and coordination of Lia Fagan, designer and owner of Mod Nest, I will be joining forces with four lovely ladies who share my affinity for vintage and antique furniture. Each day this week, we’ll take turns sharing useful tips and tricks that turn our flea-market-finds…

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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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