Monthly Archives: May 2011

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 »

More Befores and Better Afters!

We are pleased to share some more before and afters with you! One in particular (last in post) is a humdinger. If any of you remember that crazy television show “The Swan”, it was much the same for this sofa and chair. Just you wait… [pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery] Pictured above is a classic chair that was »

Inspiration of the Week: Spruce’s New Space and Break Room Ideas!

Our first musical number from the balcony in our…. NEW SPACE!! [pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery] Surprise! Spruce is moving, but don’t worry, we’re going right next door. A few months ago when Rick’s Auto Repair moved out, we were drooling over the possibilities of 6611. For a while, we’ve been feeling the growing pains at our current »

Nugget of the Week: Spruce BBQ!

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is usually pretty rare that we get to hang out with each other, but alas, we made it happen.  We had a Spruce BBQ, and what a lovely evening it was.  After calling it a day a teeny bit early, we very excitedly started pulling »

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 »

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 »