Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tip: Choosing a Fabric for Upholstery

There are those of us that have great difficulty visualizing a makeover, be it with interiors, paint color, or even upholstery. I often hear the musings from our customers, “I love this fabric, but what would it look like on my chair/sofa/ottoman?” For a quick illustration, check out the two different sets of dining chairs »

Benches Galore!

Hey there Spruce fans.  I thought that I would take a moment to show you what you are missing out on.  Our classes are so much fun and  will teach you a variety of skills that you can apply to other DIY projects.  We just held yet another successful bench class this past Friday, and »

Inspiration of the Week: Touch of Gold

In the last five years, gold has come back with a vengeance! You couldn’t pay me to have gold jewelry as a kid, so it’s always comical when your taste does a 180. Now, I can’t get enough of it. It is a perfect addition to any space. Gold has the unique distinction these days »

Sewing Tip!

This may sound too basic to really make a difference, but trust, try! You’ll see! We recently bought a hand-stapler from Capital City Upholstery Supply. I’m finding it particularly handy to “baste” my fabric together before sewing. Of course, there’s the traditional pinning method below… Or the other way with your brand new hand-stapler! While »

Lampshade and Chair Class!

We’ve completed yet another lampshade and chair class and as always we had a great time.  The lampshade class was easy breezy laid back fun.  The class wasn’t full so we all shared a table and  chit chatted while making making lampshades. The special treat for that day was homemade banana pudding. Last weekend’s chair »

Before and Afters!

We hope you never tire of another installment of Before and After – that’s why we’re here! Satisfy your urge to see a piece of furniture, like a lowly caterpillar beautifully and miraculously and physically change into a stunning and vibrant monarch butterfly. Witness the revelations…! Above is one that we all fell in love »

Spruce Sofa Sale!

Hope everyone is having a great week! We have been busy finishing up a project for the seating of a new restaurant in Fredericksburg and are looking forward to the big install. If you have ever seen the workshop at Spruce you can see that there are parts piled high with frames just waiting to »