Newly Spruced Before and Afters!

Hope everyone is having a great week! We are busy busy around here making sure we get all our work done so we can party like it’s 1999 on Friday. And if you don’t remember….it’s our Anniversary Party wahoo!! Over the last few weeks we have been working on some great customer furniture AND new…

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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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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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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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Monday News & Inspiration

If you’re looking for a bargain and have Spruce in mind, tomorrow (Tuesday,  May 4th) is your big day!  The gals about town from Austin Tidbits and Spruce have teamed up and offer you a Tidbits Treat!  This works much like the popular “Groupon” where you’ll get a great product at a substantial discount.  Since…

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The History of Thonet

I have always loved wooden armchairs with smooth, curvy details. There is something about bentwood furniture that  is classic, clean and sculptural. So this week I thought I would touch on the work of Thonet, one of the most recognized chair designers in history. In my mind, what makes Michael Thonet (1796-1871) one of the…

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Inspiration of the Week: Outdoor Living

Hopefully, many of you are as happy as we are about daylight savings this week. As we all sprung forward Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think of how lovely it will be to have more daylight in the evenings after work. This means spending lots more time outside enjoying your outdoor living space. At…

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Spruce gift ideas

As you may have seen in the last entry, we love the holidays! We have some great gifts and stocking stuffers available in our shop. We can certainly help you out by boxing up a chair for someone special on your nice list! Yep, it’s possible! If you don’t know exactly what they want, we…

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