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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Local Business Snapshot: Mockingbird Domestics

We’ve made some new friends recently! Mockingbird Domestics is a thoughtfully curated retail shop on South Lamar. Owners, Jeff and Laura Daly, are responsible for this beautiful shop that specializes in home furnishings. One of the many things that we love about this business is their plethora of handcrafted goods by Texas artisans.

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Altitude Summit Adventures, Part I

Hello! Amanda and I have just returned from our adventures at Altitude Summit, the most killer blog conference, period. Our week was full of non-stop sessions learning all kinds of things from Photoshop, to how to monetize your blog, to creating great work-life balance. Not only was the content amazing, but it was seriously one…

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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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Lampshade Party!

August has turned out to be quite a ‘lampshade-y’ month for us here at Spruce.  We produced several new cuties for the shop, Amanda did a step by step DIY lampshade tutorial for Design*Sponge, and Clar and I just taught a lampshade class.  If you have yet to experience the pleasure of taking a class…

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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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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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Nugget of the Week: 2011 Classes Just Around the Corner!

As we wrap up 2010’s classes, we look forward to scheduling our 2011 classes with some exciting offerings! Here’s a short list of classes we’re planning: DIY Custom Lampshade Class – turn your dim lamp into a bright one with a knockout shade! DIY Headboard Class – Spruce your bed! Complete your own designer headboard!…

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