We are delighted to announce that we have a new Sprucester. Meet Benton Burford! Benton learned about Spruce while working at Kyle Bunting. Intrigued by upholstery, Benton took one of our Bring Your Own Chair classes and we’ve been on his radar ever since. He’s been living in Austin since 2003, after moving from Midland, »
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There’s nothing better than starting 2014 with some beautiful, custom upholstery. That’s why we love to celebrate our favorite pieces of the year. Our Top 10 of 2013 (above) includes a healthy mix of client pieces and in-house designs, such as Amanda’s Geometric Upholstered Door featured on HGTV’s Design Happens blog and adorable Circus Tent Kennel »
Hello readers! I am so excited to be back in Austin. Amanda and I had so much fun on the Spruce book tour, but I was really eager to be home so that I could get into holiday mode. I have a really fun afternoon project for you! I found this adorable DIY ornament project »
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 »
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 »
When upholstering furniture that has an exposed staple line, double welt can be a handy helper. Of course, there are a couple of other options such as decorative nailheads or gimp, but if double welt cord is what you choose, then please allow me to give you a few pointers to make it look as »
It’s time again to sing the praises of another fantastic interior designer here in Austin! Next up to bat is a woman with impeccable taste and a hands-on attitude, Merrilee McGehee.
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.
Awww, before and afters…who doesn’t love instant gratification? One of the perks of my job is completing and sharing some of our satisfying before and after shots. I’m so happy to be in the business of turning struggling furniture into upholstery eye candy. Allow me to treat you with some of our recent transformations we »
It is quite a common occurrence that we get furniture in pairs. This can provide the additional challenge of not only making the pair look great but also making them look the same. I have a nifty trick if you ever find yourself in this predicament. The example below is actually done on my very »
Hello patriots! Happy 4th of July to you all. A mid-week respite is just what the doctor ordered. Today I bring you a tip from the front of house. Clar and I spend quite a bit of time working with numbers, constantly measuring furniture and calculating the exact number of yards needed to complete each »
Confetti…symbolic of fun, happiness, and celebration. Inspiration is everywhere, but leave it to me to find it in a slice of Funfetti birthday cake. I am usually a stickler for making things from scratch, but “if it ain’t broke…” It is undeniable that this cake is yummy, but if you think about it, it really »