Spruce Upholstery Tip: Chalk Transfer

It is quite a common occurrence that we get furniture in pairs.  This can provide the additional challenge of not only making the pair look great but also making them look the same.  I have a  nifty trick if you ever find yourself in this predicament.  The example below is actually done on my very…

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Spruce Classes in Country Living!

[pe2-gallery class=”aligncenter” ] [/pe2-gallery] Happy President’s Day everyone! If you have the day off (lucky ducks) I hope you are out and about enjoying the day. I know many of you have been inquiring about the new class dates for this year. Have no fear, we are finalizing them this week! They will be up…

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Before and After: Spruce’s May BYOC Class!

We recently hosted our very first “Bring Your Own Chair” class in the new space, and it was a huge success! We think the extra room to move around and work really makes a big difference for our students. We had all types of chairs this round, which is fun for everyone to learn and…

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Do It Yourself…With the Help of Spruce!

[pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery]   I’ve always considered myself to be a do it yourself-er.  I find little to be more gratifying than being able to say, “Yep. I did that myself.”   I was super eager when Amanda asked me to be the proverbial guinea pig and test out the new DVD.  I was perfectly qualified for…

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Upholstery Video #1 is Complete!

As many of you know, I teamed up with Chris Hatcher (who produced our TV Pilot) at the beginning of the year to begin work on Spruce’s first upholstery DVD. For years, we’ve been fielding calls from people all over the world looking for ways and places to learn how to upholster. Well, we listened,…

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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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