Posts Categorized: The Sprucettes

Meet Our New Sprucette, Elizabeth!

elizabeth

We’re overdue in introducing our new Sprucette, Elizabeth Najdecki! Welcome Elizabeth!!! Elizabeth comes to us with loads of experience and knowledge under her belt. She hails from many places and is worldly-wise. Born in Chicago, she’s lived  in Oklahoma, Connecticut, Michigan, England, Georgia, Dallas and is now residing in sunny Austin. She has enjoyed marvelous »

The Sprucettes’ Favorite Recipes for Summer

pan con tomate process 2

One thing you’ll notice when we have lunch in the break room is all of our meals are completely different. Amanda and Katherine will eat a sandwich (Katherine’s with chips and Amanda’s with gluten-free bread), Clar will have a wrap from Wheatsville Co-op or a perhaps a baked potato, and I’ll usually bring a stir-fry »

Join the Spruce Team. Now Hiring!

We’re hiring two employees at Spruce! Yes, we’re growing, and we’re now accepting applications for a part-time sales person and a full-time upholsterer. More than anything, we’re looking for high-energy candidates with a strong work ethic and a good attitude who embody Spruce’s DIY spirit. These individuals must be team players and should be familiar »

Nugget of the Week: Sources of Inspiration from the Sprucettes

One of my favorite things about working at Spruce is having the opportunity to work with people who bring a different set of skills, interests and creative ideas to the table. Each of us Sprucettes frequently informs each other about our favorite designers, artists and makers, food, boutiques and blogs we’re obsessing over. Together, we »

A Note About Fabric Durability…

double rub blog

I was able to catch up on about 10 pages of fun posts over at Apartment Therapy this weekend, when I scrolled and clicked on the most useful article! I thought I’d share with you this nugget of golden information by Stephanie Strickland. Her article, “Durable Beauty: What You Should Know About The Martindale & Wyzenbeek Fabric »

Spruce Internship this Spring

intern at spruce

We’re now recruiting an intern to work at Spruce this spring. If joining the Sprucettes for a few months is something you’d like to do, apply! Read the information below and feel free to forward it to anyone who fits our qualifications. Spruce Upholstery’s Spring Internship Location: 6611 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78752 Description: Spruce »

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!

pantone blog fabric pics

I’ve heard nothing but controversy over Pantone’s Color of the Year: “Radiant Orchid”! Thoughts? Impressions from the peanut gallery? In my experience, any variety of  purple can have quite a polarizing effect! I used to loathe the very idea of purple, swearing that it was just for wizards and kingly ermine mantles – neither of which were »

DIY Christmas Cards or Gift Tags: Machine Stitched Snowflakes!

xmas cards blog

This one’s going viral – I can feel it! I made these Christmas cards years ago when I wanted a cute and cheap assembly-line style solution for my Christmas greetings. You could experiment with different fabrics, different card stock, contrast or metallic thread. There are lots of options for custom looks with this project. What »

Introducing Our Newest Sprucette, Clarisa!

me

Hi everyone! Some of you may have read some of my previous posts and may be wondering, who is this Clarisa and where did she come from? Well, I hit the ground running with Spruce two months ago, right before Amanda hit the road for the Spruce Book Tour. I’m the behind-the-scenes gal who heads »

Holiday Gift Ideas From the Sprucettes!

Amanda's favorite gifts

The Sprucettes love the holidays! Every winter we decorate the shop with festive ornaments, enjoy Katherine’s delicious baked goods (mmm, pumpkin bread!), and start shopping for the gifts we’re going to get our loved ones. This year we put our heads together and gathered a list of some products we think our family and friends »

Another Addition to the Spruce Team: Introducing Alice!

Round Top, TX shopping

Clar here, introducing you to yet another brand new member of our Spruce family! Her name is Alice Carapetyan (that’s Alice and her mom above), and she’s written a sweet blog about her (young) life’s journey and philosophy. She comes to us with some great “design cred” under her belt and has proven in her »

Spruce Kicks Off Book Tour With a Party!

Spruce-83

It’s finally happening. After months of preparation, Spruce will be on book tour next week! Last Friday, the Sprucettes were in high gear planning for the launch party for Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design here in Austin. The party was a complete success, and we couldn’t have done it without the help »

You’re Invited to the Spruce Book Launch Party!

Spruce is ready to make this book launch official, and what better way than to celebrate with a Southern party at Mockingbird Domestics in Austin! Join us as we enjoy Southern-style foods and libations, DIY goodies, and a book signing in honor of Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design by our very own »

How I Became a Sprucette

Personal Pic_edited

I’m officially a Sprucette! I joined the Spruce team last week as Marketing Manager, and was welcomed with warmth and smiles by everyone here. I’m sure our followers know how busy we are with a book launch and tour, along with the holidays coming up – just to name a few things on our calendar! »

Get Ready for the Spruce Book Tour!

SpruceTour_PC_blog

Book tour classes are now open! We’ve been working our buns off planning the most exciting road trip in Spruce history, the book tour! Thanks to Storey Publishing, our phenomenal hosts and hostesses, and future book tour students (we hope that’s you!), we’ll be packing our bags and loading up the Sprucemobile for three fun-filled »

Behind the Scenes with Our Style Stories

Our Style Stories Opener (500x419)2

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have a super talented and all around fantastic gal come visit my home. Hilary Walker of Our Style Stories and I were connected through the lovely women over at StudioBon Textiles in Dallas. While Hilary was in town for the Texas Style Council Conference, she dropped by to see »

New Retail at Spruce!

spruce-layout-blog-lg

Hi! Clar here, keeping you abreast of all our goings-on. We’ve been working on some new projects here at the shop, doing a bit of shuffling, rearranging, general “Sprucing” like we do! It seems that you have been hungry for Spruce fare, so as we’ve sold a chunk of our goods lately, we must create more »

Altitude Summit San Francisco

A few weeks ago, I hopped on a plane and headed to San Francisco to partake in round two of Altitude Summit (check out round one in Salt Lake City). Not only did I enjoy the fall-like temperatures but two packed days of rubbing elbows with the most fashionable ladies (and a few gents) in »

Designer Spotlight: Lindsey Arthur of Play House

With all the furniture that comes through Spruce, we do get to work with some fantastic interior designers. Often, designers are willing to take risks and can leap from idea to execution in one bound. It makes for exciting projects and some of our favorite pieces to work on! To help inform you of the »

Inspiration: Psychedelic Patterns

It seems that we’re hitting a fever pitch of 1960s-inspired style all across the board these days! Music has been slowly and surely picking out some good old DIY, garage-rock,  and experimental sounds since its original ’60s inception. Pointedly, the last few years have seen the growing popularity of Psych Rock. Austin even has dedicated »

New Fabrics at Spruce!

This may come as a shock to you, but we received more new fabric samples and books at Spruce! More fabric: more fun, fun, fun! New at Spruce from Robert Allen is an expanded “Naturals” offering, to include rich and saturated rusts, indigos, and mustards paired with big, chunky, tactile, and vintage-inspired texture. Check it all »

Before and Afters: Rich Solids!

Hello all upholstery fans! We know you’re itchin’ for your next fix, so please enjoy this visual list of marvelous before-and-afters, and a couple of custom-made fabrications for our inspired clients. We can do this for you too…just sayin’! There is a common thread to these re-dos. Of late, our clients have consecutively chosen vibrant »

New Spruce Retail

Ladies and gents, we have a smorgasbord of furniture for you today. Chairs, benches, and sofas, oh my! Each of these diamonds in the rough have been scooped up by the Sprucettes along the way and are ready for their big reveal. This first piece was a Round Top find in April. We found it »

Inspiration: Nathalie Du Pasquier

ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren »

Before and After Treats

cheap oakleyfake oakleyoakley outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet burberry outlet burberry sale burberry bag burberry factory burberry polo burberry outlet burberry sale burberry »

Book Review: Past & Present by Amy Azzarito

cheap oakleyfake oakleyoakley outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet burberry outlet burberry sale burberry bag burberry factory burberry polo Go and seek the new book »

Sprucette Night

ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet burberry outlet burberry sale burberry bag burberry factory burberry polo At Spruce, we subscribe to the motto, “Work hard. »

Inside, Outside in Interior Mexico!

cheap oakleyfake oakleyoakley outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet burberry outlet burberry sale burberry bag burberry factory burberry polo I go, you go, we »

Creativebug Creations: Furoshiki Wine Wrap

cheap oakleyfake oakleyoakley outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo burberry outlet burberry »

Trunk Show at Spruce with Stella & Dot!

ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo hermes hermes birkin hermes birkin bag hermes outlet ralph lauren polo ralph lauren polo shirts polo ralph lauren factory store cheap polo ralph lauren cheap ralph lauren polo burberry outlet burberry sale burberry bag burberry »