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Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

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At the end of the quiet wooded street I grew up on, there once stood an upholsterer’s workshop called Brownie’s Upholstery. The workshop was a landmark for me well into my twenties. When I was likely no more than four, my father took me to Brownie’s to visit the cheerful and bearded man while he reupholstered a chair from our living room. Although I never knew exactly how it was done, I was always fascinated by the fact that this chair used to look a certain way one day, and totally different upon its return. While Brownie has since passed on, and his workshop is no more, the crushed blue velvet armchair and ottoman have held up for the over twenty-five years since their recovering.

Today, I’m proud to say that I understand a great deal more about the artful process of upholstery thanks to my opportunity shooting with SpruceHome; a team that “brings an updated approach to upholstery.” Amanda and Lizzie, two Austin, TX based gals, are combining a long tradition of skills with a savvy design eye. Like many in the Process series, there is so much fascinating effort that goes into their work that it’s difficult to distill it down to just a few short minutes.

 

SpruceHome have made a business not only upholstering vintage chairs, couches, and headboards, they also go so far as to make their own pillows and lampshades featuring the same vintage and designer textiles that they use for their furniture. Additionally they sling vintage wares such as lamps and tables to go hand in hand with the things that they make and re-envision. Part of their philosophy is that anyone can have the updated look to suit their home, without having to buy all brand new things — although everything they sell looks brand new.

Amanda and Lizzie both make mention of the fact that upholstery shops in their town are not only few in number, but very dated. Upholstering furniture is likely not thought of as a budding industry these days, and with the pneumatic staple gun being the most advanced tool since the early 1900s, it’s not hard to see why. While most upholsterers may still live in the era I remember from my childhood, Amanda and Lizzie represent a new breed of talent to an industry long overdue for a makeover, or re-covering as it were.

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Bless their hearts, SpruceHome is generous enough to offer a giveaway of one of their famed Willie Pillows (as seen to the right). All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below on this blog post. At 11:59:59 p.m. ET Wednesday May 19, 2010 we will pick at random one lucky commenter.

(We apologize in advance that this sweepstakes is only open to U.S. folks over 18. Void where prohibited. Download a PDF of the full Rules and Regulations.)

Update: Congratulations to Mantragems, winner of the SpruceHome Sweepstakes!

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  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt says:

    Wow. Love the fabrics these guys use!!

    3 years ago

  • oldpitchic

    oldpitchic says:

    I miss Austin. I would love to put a Willie pillow in my SPED classroom in Breckenridge, CO. It would make me smile daily! L

    3 years ago

  • gildem

    gildem says:

    Re-upholstery is a true art and Amanda and Lizzie do it really well!

    3 years ago

  • CharliesApt

    CharliesApt says:

    How cool is that pillow!!

    3 years ago

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry says:

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing!!!

    3 years ago

  • Iwannabe

    Iwannabe says:

    WoW!!!Amazing and so much hard work!Love your re-designs!!!!

    3 years ago

  • uncorked

    uncorked says:

    I have been a fan of this shop for a long time- these girls are amazing! Am wondering if they usually work together on the same piece- just fascinating!! Glad to see this craftsmanship is still alive in Texas!

    3 years ago

  • krilo

    krilo says:

    Man, I would LOVE to learn how to upholster. I wish I could find a class or something in my area.

    3 years ago

  • danielabesso

    danielabesso says:

    cool video

    3 years ago

  • leishaopeno

    leishaopeno says:

    You ladies inspire me to dust off my staple gun and air nailer!

    3 years ago

  • seragun

    seragun says:

    Beatiful items

    3 years ago

  • BellezzaJewelry

    BellezzaJewelry says:

    Love the Birdcage chair and the Willie Pillows!

    3 years ago

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign says:

    I have always had great admiration for upholsterers! When done correctly the workmanship is simply stunning!

    3 years ago

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag says:

    While I would love to try my hand at upholstering...I am not sure I have the room, but the process sounds interesting...smiles.

    3 years ago

  • marymary Admin

    marymary says:

    So inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • StitchnStudio

    StitchnStudio says:

    Love the Budding Tree Pillow.

    3 years ago

  • ModernEden

    ModernEden says:

    Amazing video, really inspiring, thanks Etsy! (P.S. I LOVE the Willie Nelson pillow. Pick me! Pick me!)

    3 years ago

  • lollerpops

    lollerpops says:

    love those bold fabric patterns! + willie nelson = <3

    3 years ago

  • tabii

    tabii says:

    Love the pillows. Funny.

    3 years ago

  • Allehkinz

    Allehkinz says:

    I want a Willie pillow!!! :D

    3 years ago

  • linzojaye

    linzojaye says:

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Willie Nelson is my husband's favorite!! It would be a great birthday gift for him. I love this group's creativity; so funky, eclectic and beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • GinnyBeeLoves

    GinnyBeeLoves says:

    Loev it! Love it! Love it!

    3 years ago

  • rileyitup

    rileyitup says:

    My Grandfather aka "Dumpster Diver Dan" used to take his finds and do the same..great memories of him turning someone's trash into someone's treasure. Thanks for sharing your love of this craft!

    3 years ago

  • mkatien

    mkatien says:

    LOVE IT! Pretty please pick us to provide a loving home to this fab willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday says:

    Oh man, I need one of those hanging lamps!

    3 years ago

  • KatGoGreen

    KatGoGreen says:

    When I saw this giveaway on Etsy's Facebook post, my jaw dropped. The Willie Nelson pillow has been on my list favorites for months & months, but has sadly been sold out. I suppose I fancied myself the only etsy shopper who knew of this little treasure...a true gem, just like Willie.

    3 years ago

  • eclecticarmadillo

    eclecticarmadillo says:

    The blog about SpruceHome is very interesting to me because at age 15 I began a 20 year journey into the world of furniture reupholstery. Once in a while I have a little hankering to get back into it-especially when I come across an interesting old piece sitting rather forlorn on a curbside. If it looks like the girls are working hard in the pix, it's because they ARE working hard!

    3 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    When I was in high school, I decided to make something for my mom's birthday or Mother's day, I don't remember which. I found an old chair that was gorgeous with carved wood and everything but the seat busted was out of it. I found some vintage fabric and hid everything out in the shed in our backyard. For weeks, I snuck out there, trying to figure out how to reupholster it. I did an ok job and my mom was super surprised (you can still sit on the chair today). But man, watching this is really like seeing the masters at work. I'm so impressed by their workmanship, their sense of history and the rad taste they have (how cool is that chair!?). Beug, this is one of my favorite Etsy videos yet!

    3 years ago

  • GinnyBeeLoves

    GinnyBeeLoves says:

    Love it! Love it! What treasures you create!

    3 years ago

  • TwistedCrystals

    TwistedCrystals says:

    This is fantastic, thank you for sharing with us :)

    3 years ago

  • PASSIONandPAISLEY

    PASSIONandPAISLEY says:

    I love the pillow! I'll be crossing my fingers until the 19th!

    3 years ago

  • WorkingGirlVintage

    WorkingGirlVintage says:

    ohmygosh! i'm enchanted by the willie nelson pillows.

    3 years ago

  • mtraub Admin

    mtraub says:

    Can the giveaway be for an apprenticeship? SpruceHome, I swoon.

    3 years ago

  • shaens02

    shaens02 says:

    That is AMAZING!! I would love to learn how to do this. Thx for sharing this video with us!!

    3 years ago

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique says:

    oh, i tried to restore one chair i found in dumpster recently but it is really much harder than one can think. those girls are so professional and seems that really loves their job, thats awesome.

    3 years ago

  • katiearms

    katiearms says:

    Beautiful video Eric, as always! I'm dying to learn how to do this.

    3 years ago

  • CreoleSha

    CreoleSha says:

    had the pleasure of interviewing this two gals sometime back - love their work!!

    3 years ago

  • DawnJosephine

    DawnJosephine says:

    Fabulous Fabrics! I also agree with BetaBoutique...I once purchased a chair from the Salvation Army that I thought I could restore. I appreciate the art much more now, as the chair sits in my garage, unfinished!

    3 years ago

  • mrb03002

    mrb03002 says:

    I love their design aesthetic, they've been one of my favorite sellers for quite a while. :)

    3 years ago

  • maenad25

    maenad25 says:

    We are big Willie Nelson fans in my house! Fingers crossed!

    3 years ago

  • fosterbk

    fosterbk says:

    I've been a Farm Aid supporter since 1985, and Willie Nelson pillow would be a welcome addition to my office:)

    3 years ago

  • marlarkg

    marlarkg says:

    Wow. The time and artistry that goes into each piece just blows my mind.

    3 years ago

  • UntamedHeart

    UntamedHeart says:

    Would love to learn how to reupholster. It's nice to see people who are involved in preserving a dying art. BTW...would love to win a Willie pillow for my mother in-law!

    3 years ago

  • Tiah

    Tiah says:

    Very inspiring. I found an amazing vintage couch at an auction that needs some love. I think its time! And the Willie Nelson pillow is the best.

    3 years ago

  • merrittgade

    merrittgade says:

    I love Spruce Home, reupholstery, Austin, AND Willie Nelson!

    3 years ago

  • caitlinfrates

    caitlinfrates says:

    Oh! Oh! I want to WIN!!! It would make my week :)

    3 years ago

  • PjLand

    PjLand says:

    Amazing work and craftsmanship! I love the pillows!

    3 years ago

  • nickandnessies

    nickandnessies says:

    Love those pillows! How fun :)

    3 years ago

  • JPicatti

    JPicatti says:

    What would Willie do? He'd lay his head on a pillow with his own head on it and then trip out about it because he enjoyed some green earlier.

    3 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    I've always been fascinated by what a piece of material can do to make a whole new look. I've done a few amateur things... but it is a true art. love,love....

    3 years ago

  • anneblam

    anneblam says:

    Love the cute pillows!

    3 years ago

  • aisle3studio

    aisle3studio says:

    unique fabrics!

    3 years ago

  • saltyoat

    saltyoat says:

    i took an upholstery class at spruce and had so much fun! so happy to see them featured!

    3 years ago

  • PapercutKitchen

    PapercutKitchen says:

    Oh oh oh, I'm pretty sure I NEED a Willy N. pillow! They're fantastic!

    3 years ago

  • sajcameron

    sajcameron says:

    Such beautiful and inspiring work! Thank you for sharing your process.

    3 years ago

  • jenjo74

    jenjo74 says:

    I love all this stuff - but the Willie pillows take the cake! :) Great article and thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • AvaLoos

    AvaLoos says:

    I really enjoyed watchin two people work in harmony to make something so beautiful. Practice does make perfect, and all their hard work looked effortless! I would be honored to have any piece made by SpruceHome, and yes the Willie pillows are FAN-TAS-TIC! Thank you for sharing such an inspiring video :)

    3 years ago

  • donandangie1

    donandangie1 says:

    GREAT STORY!!

    3 years ago

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace says:

    *Love* SpruceHome! So generous of them to share their process ... I've always been fascinated with the upholstery process. :) (And a giveaway, too?! wow!!)

    3 years ago

  • drhaun

    drhaun says:

    Amazing! I love it, always impressed!

    3 years ago

  • mykonos

    mykonos says:

    wow!!

    3 years ago

  • littlejex

    littlejex says:

    It is the same in my town... very few upholstery shops. I love being able to change the fabric on a chair to give it a new look.

    3 years ago

  • cronopia6

    cronopia6 says:

    oooh great work!

    3 years ago

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux says:

    suprrfabb!! lovelove

    3 years ago

  • RedPlanet

    RedPlanet says:

    oh it is all so fantastic!!

    3 years ago

  • LittleCeleste

    LittleCeleste says:

    Very impressive! I've been wanting to reupholster my wing back chair - its wonderful to see how the professionals do it!

    3 years ago

  • HandmadeMenagerie

    HandmadeMenagerie says:

    I'd love to lay my head next to Willie's

    3 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Love watching the process!

    3 years ago

  • HoneycuttMade

    HoneycuttMade says:

    great video! I would sure love a Willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • Butterflycreationsca

    Butterflycreationsca says:

    Great stuff guys keep up the good work.

    3 years ago

  • ladyfarmerjr

    ladyfarmerjr says:

    No one realizes that upholstery is an art. There are technicians who can recover your furniture, but an upholsterer with an artist's eye is a treasure. These gals are fab. Love your stuff!

    3 years ago

  • quesarahsarah

    quesarahsarah says:

    i really like these! nice work

    3 years ago

  • greetingswithlove

    greetingswithlove says:

    It's a great viedo! I love your work!

    3 years ago

  • embot9000

    embot9000 says:

    this video was mesmerizing! I have such a soft spot for true crafts men/women! Amazing! Thank you for sharing! & yes please I love me some throw pillows & Willie Nelson *swoon & sigh* ~Emily

    3 years ago

  • mazuli83

    mazuli83 says:

    Lovely :)

    3 years ago

  • SewOnAndSoOn

    SewOnAndSoOn says:

    Beautiful! I've got a wing back chair I was just going to make a cover for, but I might have to try my hand at upholstery.

    3 years ago

  • lovliday

    lovliday says:

    very beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • robotinbloom

    robotinbloom says:

    *gasp* Beautiful!!! I love the fabrics, I love the hip elegance.... Wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • KiraFerrer

    KiraFerrer says:

    Very impressive work! Great video, thanks for sharing your process!

    3 years ago

  • ELSLOW5

    ELSLOW5 says:

    beautiful upholstery!!! and I LOVE the Willie Pillows!~!~ my aunt is an upholsterer! her shop is http://multimediabuyingrid.etsy.com/ keeping all my fingers & toes crossed that I win the Willie pillow.... hmmm might be hard to knit... :^D

    3 years ago

  • kelzabel

    kelzabel says:

    i second an apprenticeship...beautiful work, ladies.

    3 years ago

  • kelzabel

    kelzabel says:

    i second the apprenticeship...beautiful work, ladies.

    3 years ago

  • mbetz08

    mbetz08 says:

    Keep Austin craftsy! I love this store, and would love this pillow!

    3 years ago

  • kiley2010

    kiley2010 says:

    Adoring that fabric and color of chair!! Yall made my sofa pillow covers and they are beautifully well made and get constant compliments - I scream out "Spruce!" immediately so all know where they came from. P.S. I could live in yalls interiors boutique.

    3 years ago

  • RescuedOfferings

    RescuedOfferings says:

    I live and work just down the street from the Spruce girls. Sometimes, I just like to park in front of their shop so I can look in the windows. There is always something beautiful, inspiring and creative to see. Love the fabrics they use, and the work I've seen in person is wonderful with perfect detailing.

    3 years ago

  • GourdCountry

    GourdCountry says:

    Upholstery seems to require so much knowledge and effort. It also seems to require a good deal of hardware that the average crafter wouldn't have access to. I'm not surprised that the art is dying. On the other hand, it is awfully depressing that people just throw whole pieces of furniture away because they can't spruce it up.

    3 years ago

  • amymahmud

    amymahmud says:

    I've had Spruce Home saved on my favorites since I joined etsy! Love their items- great seller to choose for a feature!!!

    3 years ago

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio says:

    WOW! I love this! so nicely done! I have always wanted to try this. Looks like it takes patience and you two work so well together! I wanna head to Austin!

    3 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON says:

    ni-hahahahha-ce, NICE!! thanks fro this cool story!

    3 years ago

  • SuchAPrettyDress

    SuchAPrettyDress says:

    Fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns says:

    Pretty awesome looking pillows! I am hoping to dabble in some re-upholstering art myself.

    3 years ago

  • sleepyking

    sleepyking says:

    I really enjoyed reading and watching this. Thanks for sharing :)

    3 years ago

  • cwardjones

    cwardjones says:

    FABulous video, FABulous chair, FABulous Sprucetts. Just today another friend walked into my house and commented on all my BEAUtiful upholstered furniture! Thank you ladies for making my life pretty!!!

    3 years ago

  • tinywhales

    tinywhales says:

    What beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • 6catsart

    6catsart says:

    there are so many fabulous materials for upholstering these days. love the lampshade picks.

    3 years ago

  • ebantle

    ebantle says:

    the Willie pillow is hilarious!

    3 years ago

  • TheQueenOfQuiteALot

    TheQueenOfQuiteALot says:

    One of the most fascinating videos I've seen........ It's nice to see how they take something drab and make it look fab ! very cool :)

    3 years ago

  • Feille

    Feille says:

    Beautiful creations. As a matter of fact, upholstering is on my list of things to learn in this lifetime. As soon as I can find someone to apprentice me, I'm all over it!

    3 years ago

  • awineberg

    awineberg says:

    I have been trying to get Willie on my couch for years. Now is my chance! Pick me pick me!

    3 years ago

  • misseffie

    misseffie says:

    This is wonderful! I've just started reupholstering old chairs I've found with fabrics I bought from Etsy sellers. I'm definitely not a professional upholster and this video was really nice to see to get tips on how it should be done. I love the idea of funky or fancy old chairs reupholstered with modern interesting fabrics. What inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares says:

    loved seeing how the upholstery was done, thanks for sharing the process. i can see why your work is admired, because of your beautiful fabrics and color choices.

    3 years ago

  • krtwood

    krtwood says:

    Yay! I love this kind of video :)

    3 years ago

  • AmyMayDesign

    AmyMayDesign says:

    Wow that craft is Labor Intensive! And they do a fantastic job, beautiful stuff thanks for sharing:)

    3 years ago

  • naturallyinspired

    naturallyinspired says:

    Love that pillow! painting with fabric

    3 years ago

  • eowynjesse

    eowynjesse says:

    must. have. willie pillow.

    3 years ago

  • amythitran

    amythitran says:

    Whoo hoo! The Willie pillows are AWEsome!

    3 years ago

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses says:

    Hat's off to SpruceHome! I've done simple reupholstery projects and have gained great respect to those who have mastered more complex techniques. Thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • ModishVintage

    ModishVintage says:

    I love Spruce Home's chairs and pillows, they find the most unique vintage fabrics to match their chairs.

    3 years ago

  • replicca

    replicca says:

    I spent a summer upholstering church cushions, a laborious task indeed - congratulations on turning this craft into a personal mission and finding your happiness in it!!

    3 years ago

  • DNAGallery

    DNAGallery says:

    I love the Willie and I trying to teach myself to upholster. It is an art form thanks for sharing you guys!

    3 years ago

  • YesterdaysMemories09

    YesterdaysMemories09 says:

    Upholstering is a fascinating skill, especially to someone who can't do it. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Parsimony

    Parsimony says:

    I really think those two ladies need to be my BFFs... call me! Y'all are awesome! =)

    3 years ago

  • retrolabs

    retrolabs says:

    Wow, such fun to watch this video! amazing work. i would love to learn this craft. thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Parsimony

    Parsimony says:

    by the way - that chair is soooooo fabulous!!! Thank you so much Etsy and SpruceHome for the inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • pipandollie

    pipandollie says:

    Beautiful!!! I want everything. Thanks for sharing

    3 years ago

  • vertuta

    vertuta says:

    what a wonderful coordination of working sounds with the music! the chair is marvelous of course!

    3 years ago

  • Lavatican

    Lavatican says:

    I loved that video. Thanks for all the work that went into that. The furniture is beautiful. Wow.

    3 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    Fantastic work on that chair. It's so nice to watch someone doing it right. Thank you for all of the time and effort that went into making that video.

    3 years ago

  • KarylA

    KarylA says:

    I'd have to redo the entire rest of my living room furnishings to match any one of those pillows but it would be so worth it!

    3 years ago

  • galanight

    galanight says:

    cute pillows!

    3 years ago

  • mollyannemake

    mollyannemake says:

    I hope I win! Pirates rule :)

    3 years ago

  • editionbw

    editionbw says:

    I have upholstery skills envy! Awesome makeover!

    3 years ago

  • LovMely

    LovMely says:

    i have the perfect place for the willie pillows :)and i love the settee they are placed on. awesome work!

    3 years ago

  • tommysgirl

    tommysgirl says:

    Loved the video! and music! You make it look so easy, but it definitely is an art, and hard work. Thanks for posting this!

    3 years ago

  • bamboobaby

    bamboobaby says:

    Absolutely exquisite work. Thank you for the video. Great! Super fun. I've always wanted to use those cool curved needles that my mom used with such great desterity. Beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • GulfCoastCottagePDF

    GulfCoastCottagePDF says:

    Yay for upholsterers!! My family owns a busy upholstery shop- and this is where I honed my skills as a seamstress. The best thing about reupholstering furniture is always having something new to work on. The worst thing is seeing so many pitiful discarded pieces of furniture that still have great frames or shape- you feel like you need to save it all! Great job girls- beautiful shop!

    3 years ago

  • theplushiefoundry

    theplushiefoundry says:

    oh my, i really do love the chair in that video. my mom's an upholsterer, and she works the same way. :D p.s., i'm drooling over your industrial sewing machine, ladies. -plushie

    3 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage says:

    wow, that is incredibly complex. what a skill and art! and the tools are just amazing!

    3 years ago

  • tonpia

    tonpia says:

    beautiful AND reasonable. like it!

    3 years ago

  • buffalump

    buffalump says:

    That chair is amazing! I am in love with the updated Chinoiserie style fabric and it looks as though the hand of it is lovely as well. Oh, and Willie would fit right in around my house, too!

    3 years ago

  • gogovintage

    gogovintage says:

    As a person who upholsters furniture. I am excited by your process and choice of fabric prints. Thank you, gogo v

    3 years ago

  • PassionFlowerVintage

    PassionFlowerVintage says:

    Awesome!! I love the Willie pillows :)

    3 years ago

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo says:

    Loved it! I need to get a chair :)

    3 years ago

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival says:

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • kevballart

    kevballart says:

    Not sure what it is about chairs and seating and furniture in general but I am quickly realizing the obsession I have. You ladies are awesome! Keep up the great work. Will definitely be signing up for the next class you have open.

    3 years ago

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour says:

    I adore that shop! these girls make an amazing work!!

    3 years ago

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo says:

    Wonderful video, i love this chair!!

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing!!! I adore that shop!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Interesting to see the process, I've never tried upholstery I always thought it looked really difficult!

    3 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • krize

    krize says:

    What a great idea to recycle, I love this video and the things they make!

    3 years ago

  • Supergrover

    Supergrover says:

    I really wish I wasnt afraid of my staple gun!! lol Your work is amazing! The Willie Pillow is hysterically awesome BTW. Id love to give one to mom for her birthday... she constantly had "her willie's" records on replay when I was growing up..xmas in my family isnt complete without ♪Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons ♫ as its soundtrack! lol Keep up the good work!

    3 years ago

  • moonangelnay

    moonangelnay says:

    Wow! Such lovely designs! Love the pillows!

    3 years ago

  • savvyscribbles

    savvyscribbles says:

    My college son is buying his first piece of vintage furniture, a chair, that he has hopes of restoring. I just sent him your video. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to know if you know of other sites that he could learn from. Unfortunately, he has no one to pass this down to him and is in need of some hands on learning.

    3 years ago

  • suttree

    suttree says:

    I have loved watching Spruce emerge and grow on Etsy. I enjoyed seeing your process and I will be reviewing the video to learn a few tricks for myself! This is a lost art and so important that yall have picked up the gauntlet! BTW - great film making and music combo. Love!

    3 years ago

  • ScoutForPearls

    ScoutForPearls says:

    Amazing video! It just reaffirms my desire to learn more about this lost art and also the desire to get my hands on some of your beautiful fabrics :)

    3 years ago

  • brandeye

    brandeye says:

    i've always loved this shop!

    3 years ago

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    AmberHeartOfTheFinch says:

    And so a butterfly emerges. I love the fabrics, the idea, the eco friendliness and the intelligent reactionary sympathy that has been put into each individual piece to bring it to life. Kudos!

    3 years ago

  • SuziMoose

    SuziMoose says:

    To see two young women continue this art is really heart warming. WONDERFUL!!

    3 years ago

  • JonesyAndCrane

    JonesyAndCrane says:

    Wow we are so impressed! I love that you ladies use time-honored techniques with modern changes. Very cool work SpruceHome!

    3 years ago

  • SweetTOriginal

    SweetTOriginal says:

    I've been meaning to take an upholstery class here in NYC. This post makes me want to learn it even more. Thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • OhMafelt

    OhMafelt says:

    Bravo, love this video! Could listen to that staple gun all day long! FABULOUS work!

    3 years ago

  • posypower

    posypower says:

    I have about five chairs just waiting for your touch. And Willie already has a place on my couch!

    3 years ago

  • kabarnett

    kabarnett says:

    Love those young ladies at Spruce. I'd love a class on lampshades too!

    3 years ago

  • Rabattuee84

    Rabattuee84 says:

    So exciting to see what amazing new things Spruce Home is doing!!

    3 years ago

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds says:

    It's heartening to know that this tradition is being carried on and "modernized" at the same time. This warmed my heart!

    3 years ago

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking says:

    These ladies really are some of the very best in the business!

    3 years ago

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom says:

    Loved the video, what great craftsmanship. Very inspiring!!

    3 years ago

  • bumblesandlu

    bumblesandlu says:

    my very own willie pillow? a girl can certainly dream. Austin isn't too far that I couldn't pick up my very own Sprucehome creation.

    3 years ago

  • ToxicInk

    ToxicInk says:

    Thats one craft i've always wanted to learn.

    3 years ago

  • LulaMatilda

    LulaMatilda says:

    The craftsmanship and artistry featured here is really amazing.

    3 years ago

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage says:

    That is just amazing and so inspiring! :)

    3 years ago

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage says:

    I am working on some of my first upholstery projects for my new textile and home design business. This was so helpful! Thanks guys and good luck!

    3 years ago

  • jorgensenstudio

    jorgensenstudio says:

    I had some fun with upholstery in College, I have been meaning to do it again but in South Florida we really don't have a good supply of quality old furniture.

    3 years ago

  • whimsypics

    whimsypics says:

    I love old pieces and would love to learn to make them new. Thank you for the inspiration - your work is beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • almapottery

    almapottery says:

    It took me two months to reupholster a winged back chair with bits and pieces of information I found on the internet and in the end I had to sew the back on for lack of a better idea I so wish I had their skills .Awesome ,awesome work

    3 years ago

  • bloomsnbows

    bloomsnbows says:

    Thanks for the great video! So inspiring! Oh how I wish I could upholster!

    3 years ago

  • BeaniPet

    BeaniPet says:

    Just one word, Beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • AthenaCreates

    AthenaCreates says:

    I have done some upholstery over the years...enough to know that it's messy, back-breaking work! All those staples that have to be removed...oye. Very cool video!

    3 years ago

  • petenic17

    petenic17 says:

    If I drank a Whiskey River and my Blue Eyes Cried in the Rain, I would love to curl up on these pillows afterwards. You guys are amazing!

    3 years ago

  • trivera

    trivera says:

    Wow, when I move back to Austin I would love to meet these women and learn some upholstery!

    3 years ago

  • LaughingHardAtLife

    LaughingHardAtLife says:

    Very Talented people!!!! Great job, I love your Willie Pillows.

    3 years ago

  • LoriAnnEnchanted

    LoriAnnEnchanted says:

    WOW! Coming from someone who has refinished furniture for a few years now, these girls really have it together. I am so impressed, beyond words at their professionalism for being so young. Kudos to you, can't wait to check out your shop!!

    3 years ago

  • fatbeaglestudio

    fatbeaglestudio says:

    Awesome video! I'd love to learn how to do that...

    3 years ago

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads says:

    spruce completely embodies what etsy and diy are all about! love these girls..their philosophy..their designs.. so happy you featured them.

    3 years ago

  • Ridesinnc

    Ridesinnc says:

    Love the colors love the work and Love the Willie pillows.. so much talent !

    3 years ago

  • BellEBird

    BellEBird says:

    I love to reuphoslter...great job you're doing!!

    3 years ago

  • tammalicious925

    tammalicious925 says:

    LOVE those pillows! and the upholstered headboards- simply beautiful! :)

    3 years ago

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 says:

    When I was younger, my mom worked all the time, so I was raised by an older couple who were like another set of grand-paretns and main caretakers. My "grand-father", Buddy, owns his own upholsterery shop. I used to go with him on Saturday mornings and sit in his workshop with him. He got me to help and started to teach me little things, here and there. He did many pieces for my mom, that are still used to this day. Ya'll do beatuiful work, in a subject matter that is very near and dear to my heart. Keep up the good work!

    3 years ago

  • koobearkreations

    koobearkreations says:

    Beautiful work! I love the vintage fabric they use. And the pillows are awesome!

    3 years ago

  • iomiss

    iomiss says:

    wow, what a great job!! Thanks for sharing with us

    3 years ago

  • VerreDesign

    VerreDesign says:

    Wonderful work:) I love all the love and patience that goes into each piece.

    3 years ago

  • missbatch

    missbatch says:

    Amazing to see how well you guys work together; your work is lovely! I really appreciate you bringing these pieces back to life with your awesome craftsmanship and eye for beauty. Excellent video.

    3 years ago

  • ABabneauArt

    ABabneauArt says:

    I want to go to Austin just to visit your studio. Absolutely beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • utilitu

    utilitu says:

    Just found an awesome rocking chair for free on the roadside - can't wait to recover and breathe new life into it!

    3 years ago

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube says:

    i took a course in Upholstery! it was so much fun. its great when you are done and you see what you did.

    3 years ago

  • cherrycreek

    cherrycreek says:

    So very cool! Thank you for posting that!

    3 years ago

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker says:

    I really enjoyed this, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • laurenwojenski

    laurenwojenski says:

    beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • pasin

    pasin says:

    Amazing Very hard work, and love all the pillows

    3 years ago

  • gmone86

    gmone86 says:

    i love this process video well done

    3 years ago

  • merrycherry1023

    merrycherry1023 says:

    Wonderful work, ladies. I love the bright patterns, and wish there was a tutorial on crafting those lamps!

    3 years ago

  • blurinoutline

    blurinoutline says:

    Gorgeous video, love the white and robin's egg chairs

    3 years ago

  • slomoko

    slomoko says:

    If i could pick anything I wanted to do for a living, it would be upholstery! I agree with merrycherry1023. There needs to be a tutorial for those lamps. Plus the Willie pillows are pretty much the awesomest things I've ever seen.

    3 years ago

  • CrownBindery

    CrownBindery says:

    I love upholstery!! Amazing to see the work involved in creating such beautiful work! I love it more because I live in Austin and am so happy to have some hometown love spread far and wide! Congrats Spruce!

    3 years ago

  • mccalkins

    mccalkins says:

    I have been quilting, making my own clothes and home dec items for some time now...but I have yet to tackle the tattered outdated chair in my living room...this is such inspirtion...I think I will shop upholstry fabrics this weekend!

    3 years ago

  • beccainaustin

    beccainaustin says:

    i simply couldn't love spruce more! i'm so proud of y'all!! xoxo

    3 years ago

  • WoodysFlies

    WoodysFlies says:

    Wow! I have always loved old furniture in my grandparents home when I was a child, and a few of the photos show great upholstery work on antique furniture.

    3 years ago

  • CasaCullen

    CasaCullen says:

    maybe, just maybe...i'll WIN! you wouldn't have to ship it VERY FAR at all since i'm right here in austin too! yay for great giveaways...we love WILLIE! cheers - CasaCullen

    3 years ago

  • invernessstudios

    invernessstudios says:

    Lovely back story to this great designer. Wonderful article! Thank you for introducing me to Sprucehome.

    3 years ago

  • ohmarie

    ohmarie says:

    Awesome!

    3 years ago

  • juliegarces

    juliegarces says:

    holy crap, i freaking love it!

    3 years ago

  • sewmatesdenver

    sewmatesdenver says:

    Fantastic pillows! Such a great, creative idea.

    3 years ago

  • tobedetermined

    tobedetermined says:

    adorable pillows! thanks so much for sharing - love seeing the process!

    3 years ago

  • mlcarnelli

    mlcarnelli says:

    Love the style!!!

    3 years ago

  • gingerpower

    gingerpower says:

    Please please please!

    3 years ago

  • imaginebelievecreate

    imaginebelievecreate says:

    I tyhink it's wonderful that these two young ladies have taken on this craft! So much love and care went into transforming that chair!

    3 years ago

  • matildyjanedesigns

    matildyjanedesigns says:

    Wow! What a cool pillow!

    3 years ago

  • bymyelf

    bymyelf says:

    Neat! Of course I'd love to win one. :)

    3 years ago

  • FASHIONRERUN

    FASHIONRERUN says:

    I LOVE Willy! and I love that pillow!!!

    3 years ago

  • kellybot

    kellybot says:

    That Willie pillow has been in my faves for a long time - love it!

    3 years ago

  • sewkniit

    sewkniit says:

    What a cool video of the process! So awesome that you all were featured. I have got to stop by your store soon! Kari Lavelle

    3 years ago

  • GardenAngels

    GardenAngels says:

    ooooooooooo la la!!!

    3 years ago

  • magpiedpiper

    magpiedpiper says:

    That is so cool!

    3 years ago

  • veganpumpkinpie

    veganpumpkinpie says:

    Love the pillows and great video about the work put into making them!

    3 years ago

  • ilgattoselvatico

    ilgattoselvatico says:

    AMAZING!!! I loved the way the chair looked in the end...and the animation and music was awesome too.

    3 years ago

  • hawaiibeads

    hawaiibeads says:

    I so enjoyed the video. Being an upholsterer myself, it was a joy to watch this wonderful art still alive and well. And your techniques were wonderful, brings back so many great memories for me. We have not had space to do it for years, but still have our sewing machines and tools. We are about to move to a place with a little garage area, and look forward to enjoying the wonderful fulfilling craft again myself.

    3 years ago

  • pattycat

    pattycat says:

    Nice video! These ladies are true artists! How fun to work on pieces together as a team.

    3 years ago

  • harri063

    harri063 says:

    My dad would absolutely LOVE the Willie Pillow. He can use it while sipping his Whiskey River . . .

    3 years ago

  • woolsolution

    woolsolution says:

    What I can say is - Wow! Very classy! Ladies, Your work is AMAZING!!!

    3 years ago

  • misspricklypear

    misspricklypear says:

    Can I work for you?

    3 years ago

  • taffyyarn

    taffyyarn says:

    this is awesome. i have a piece of family furniture that has been in the garage... i have been sad about it, this has given me (and it) hope!!!! thank you.

    3 years ago

  • p6a7k

    p6a7k says:

    Love Willie and these pillows are too, too cute. Here's hoping!

    3 years ago

  • santokivintage

    santokivintage says:

    Fun feature! They make upholstery work look so fun! I really love how the music fits the video so well, too!

    3 years ago

  • LindaLee99

    LindaLee99 says:

    Beautiful pillows! I'd love to own one. Thanks for the contest.

    3 years ago

  • Lilikin14

    Lilikin14 says:

    Loved the video and the fact that you have embraced a craft that is not frequently practiced anymore. I'd love to have the opportunity to shadow you for a while!!! Love your creations and craft, and would of course love to be chosen as a winner of one of your items!

    3 years ago

  • mamabstrunk

    mamabstrunk says:

    What amazing fabrics on such amazing works. Thanks so much for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • strummerdundee

    strummerdundee says:

    I've always wanted to learn upholstery. It's such a refreshing way to redesign a whole room. Great work!

    3 years ago

  • contemori

    contemori says:

    wow!!! really fab!

    3 years ago

  • margotk

    margotk says:

    I love willie!

    3 years ago

  • altaylor8

    altaylor8 says:

    Love all the patterns! What beautiful things! i would love to be the proud owner of one of your pieces!! Awesome contest!

    3 years ago

  • DSSDesigns

    DSSDesigns says:

    What a great shop! What a GREAT 'Willie Pillow', my grandson's nickname is Willie and he also plays the guitar, hopefully I can give him this pillow.....He'd love it!

    3 years ago

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer says:

    I'd love to spend a week travelling with Willie Nelson!

    3 years ago

  • riricreations

    riricreations says:

    So inspiring, keep up the great work ladies!

    3 years ago

  • danikai

    danikai says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! How about you come to my house and reupholster everything :)

    3 years ago

  • greenspringstudio

    greenspringstudio says:

    Love your fabric! Nice work!

    3 years ago

  • citlali

    citlali says:

    I loved the video and the end result!!! You gals made it look so easy! Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • greenspringstudio

    greenspringstudio says:

    Great fabric!

    3 years ago

  • caima

    caima says:

    Love SpruceHome and am happy to have them here in Austin. The Willie Pillow is awesome....would be great to have in my home!

    3 years ago

  • doctorkk

    doctorkk says:

    love willie and the bright awesome pillows. i want to be lying on my couch now listening to willie while resting my head and day dreaming

    3 years ago

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields says:

    Such talent and great work!

    3 years ago

  • KaleahOtt

    KaleahOtt says:

    I absolutely love, love, LOVE the colors! Great fabric use and incredible designs! Gorgeous!

    3 years ago

  • noodleandlouvintage

    noodleandlouvintage says:

    FABULOUS work! and i sure do adore that willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • fruitflypie

    fruitflypie says:

    Awesome shop, The Willie pillow is very original and fun! My mom would love the Willie pillow shes a huge fan, I remember her listening to his records so much as a kid. If I win I will have one happy mom. :)

    3 years ago

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo says:

    ooo, I happen to know a certain person who would really like the Willie pillow! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • StellarRelics

    StellarRelics says:

    Wow!! I'm a HUGE Willie fan, and until now I didn't know these existed!! Fantastic shop--beautiful work! I would be a crazy-happy camper with one of those on my bed:)

    3 years ago

  • Katydidnt2

    Katydidnt2 says:

    Truly a vanishing art form. Thank for the chance to win a cool functional work of art!

    3 years ago

  • msylvester227

    msylvester227 says:

    Love the color's Love the lines Love the piping Love the studs Love the love and originality of each item Willie "you are always on my mind".

    3 years ago

  • foureyedgirl

    foureyedgirl says:

    AMAZING! This would go beautifully with my Willie Nelson autographed guitar!! I NEEEEEED it!

    3 years ago

  • Katydidnt2

    Katydidnt2 says:

    Truly a vanishing artform! Thanks for the chance to win a cool, functional piece of art!

    3 years ago

  • sistersilver

    sistersilver says:

    love the skill...no matter how old a piece gets you just zap it with your magic and it can transform to today! Thanks for the video show! And since Willie has been a fav of mine for over 40 years, I would love a modern portrait of him on one of your pillows. They are great!

    3 years ago

  • angelheadedhipster

    angelheadedhipster says:

    Wow, that is so cool! I'd be honored to have their pillows in my tiny apartment!

    3 years ago

  • rockstarcrafter

    rockstarcrafter says:

    I think you guys might be my heros!! I am in love with the whole process based on your video and will need to find someone to teach me soon!! Thanks!!

    3 years ago

  • lindsayruck

    lindsayruck says:

    I love the willie nelson pillows!

    3 years ago

  • mermaidtoes

    mermaidtoes says:

    I am so impressed at your skills and technique and happy that you can bring back the life of an object that someone else...long ago...had built...I LOVE the pillows!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • smithtemple

    smithtemple says:

    So happy to have discovered you guys... We have dining room chairs and an ottoman in need of sprucing up. We look forward to visiting you soon.

    3 years ago

  • heidigreen84

    heidigreen84 says:

    Incredible style! I LOVE everything you guys have made!! The Willie pillow would be the first of many items that would live in my house!

    3 years ago

  • marinakrikorian

    marinakrikorian says:

    Thanks for sharing, these are awesome!!!

    3 years ago

  • starlitt

    starlitt says:

    love this stuff - really beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • Amandafiebing

    Amandafiebing says:

    Lovely! I want them to come spruce up my home! Free Willy!

    3 years ago

  • ANGELsTIME

    ANGELsTIME says:

    I know the perfect person to receive the Willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • GottaHaveThatPurse

    GottaHaveThatPurse says:

    So excited to see others using bright, vivid fabrics in unexpected ways. The headboard colors would only encourage amazing dreams. Thanks for a "tour" of your site.

    3 years ago

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter says:

    Had my eye on some shades of yours that would look really sweet with some vintage lampbases I have....Lookin' good! Nice work...

    3 years ago

  • mtskub

    mtskub says:

    wow! everything is just amazing!

    3 years ago

  • mbvallely

    mbvallely says:

    Upholstery With Spruce Home- so cool. Definitely and inspiration.

    3 years ago

  • lombardot

    lombardot says:

    Great items! You guys are really talented.

    3 years ago

  • skelkat

    skelkat says:

    Love your work. Keep on stitchin'!

    3 years ago

  • bridgehunter

    bridgehunter says:

    Willie pillow? Yes, please!

    3 years ago

  • siefert2

    siefert2 says:

    Awesome Talent!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!~♥

    3 years ago

  • rachela99

    rachela99 says:

    LOVE THE PILLOW! I think i may try to work the rest of my home decor around the pillow! thanks for doing something so nice for the etsy community!

    3 years ago

  • moondogfarm

    moondogfarm says:

    i've been a fan of willie since i was a wee one in my mama's belly:) what a fun pillow! and awesome designers!

    3 years ago

  • marygracethomas

    marygracethomas says:

    Love the idea of repurposing vintage furniture! way to go! Go green....Go vintage! Mary Grace www.marygracethomas.etsy.com

    3 years ago

  • allabouthenna

    allabouthenna says:

    Great stuff!!!

    3 years ago

  • jaquelinehurtado

    jaquelinehurtado says:

    Love the Pillows!!! You guys are very talented!!

    3 years ago

  • onemartiniatatime

    onemartiniatatime says:

    How timely! I just recently decided I want to learn this craft. Did some research and I came up with bupkus. Need to find a 60 or 70 yr old guy to teach me I guess. Your work is exceptional!

    3 years ago

  • vintagemeljones

    vintagemeljones says:

    Wonderful! Thank you so much!

    3 years ago

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet says:

    Willie would be right at home in my log house in the woods! Plus I would welcome the company. This post has inspired me to learn about upholstery - I love the idea of using funky prints on traditional frames! THANKS.

    3 years ago

  • jlmcelfresh

    jlmcelfresh says:

    Very interesting stuff they produce. The willie pillow is so fun!!

    3 years ago

  • desertdreamstudios

    desertdreamstudios says:

    Wow! Love the fabrics, the colors....all of it! And the pillows are fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • michaelsnoopygirl

    michaelsnoopygirl says:

    ooooo, i love your colors and fabrics! would be so proud to have a pillow in my home office to inspire me!

    3 years ago

  • laurabucci

    laurabucci says:

    What a great video! It's amazing how much work went into that beautiful chair. It's great for people to see the process.

    3 years ago

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM says:

    Hooray for Willie Nelson pillows! Willie is officially the only "star" imitation I can do...I'm not sure that's a good thing since I'm a girl! But I do sing a pretty convincing "Seven Spanish Angels" if I do say so myself! ;o)

    3 years ago

  • julieamandawatson

    julieamandawatson says:

    You girls make upholstery look much easier than it actually is.

    3 years ago

  • ChristinaWard

    ChristinaWard says:

    Neato! I love the Willie pillow.

    3 years ago

  • JuneB

    JuneB says:

    Beautiful work and gorgeous fabrics!!!

    3 years ago

  • degage

    degage says:

    I just bought an old upholstery sewing machine from a friend's mom and can't wait to start reinvigorating some old furniture! Thanks for the inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • keschoener

    keschoener says:

    Absolutely amazing and talented women. Thank you for sharing the process and art form of re-upholstering. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that chair!!!

    3 years ago

  • feartheamygdala

    feartheamygdala says:

    To be as talented....... I can only wish

    3 years ago

  • sivadyak

    sivadyak says:

    I think Willie needs to go on the road again and arrive at my house. Love your work!

    3 years ago

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers says:

    Perfectly wonderful!!

    3 years ago

  • AlliesAdornments

    AlliesAdornments says:

    Are the Willie pillows made with hemp fabric? hah

    3 years ago

  • WiseBlueOwl

    WiseBlueOwl says:

    I love Spruce!! They are right down the road from me, and every time I drive by I slow down so I can see what's in the window. They are the best!! if you're in Austin, they have great classes too.

    3 years ago

  • thehauntedstudio

    thehauntedstudio says:

    My dad (as well as all my uncles and grandad)is an upholsterer and I am shocked to learn not many people even know what an upholster is. Sadly lots of good furnite is lost because no one wants to bother saving it and a salute you both because it is an art that can be lost and that will be so so sad. Thank you, Liz King

    3 years ago

  • niseylee

    niseylee says:

    I hang my head in shame as I do all of my upholstering with a staple gun. My Mom however is another story. I don't actually know how she does it, perhaps when I am feeling adventurous I will ask.

    3 years ago

  • shedesigns4u

    shedesigns4u says:

    Loving: This Bird has Flown Lampshade!!! You guys do an awesome job ... keep up the fantastic work!

    3 years ago

  • CathisKreations

    CathisKreations says:

    Very Cute!

    3 years ago

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary says:

    fascinating process and fabulous work you do!! I have lots of furniture needing your creative talents!! Pillows are wonderful with unusual fun fabrics!

    3 years ago

  • yumenohoshi

    yumenohoshi says:

    Wow, I wish you guys were in Minneapolis! Someday, if I ever take a trip down to Austin (which for grad school, I might), I will make it a point to stop in!

    3 years ago

  • fuzzymama

    fuzzymama says:

    I loved seeing the whole process---so much more involved than I imagined! It is such an art form!!!

    3 years ago

  • rmb1380

    rmb1380 says:

    very kool! you've become one of my favorites!

    3 years ago

  • merewup25

    merewup25 says:

    Love all of their stuff!! Sweet girls, too! One day I will take one of their classes...looks like a blast.

    3 years ago

  • meganrhodes

    meganrhodes says:

    I love your work Amanda & Lizzie! Thanks for sharing what you do and doing it oh so well. I don't normally enter these kind of contests but my 6 year old daughter LOVES Willie Nelson so I thought I would give it a try. Thanks again!

    3 years ago

  • shesacrafty1

    shesacrafty1 says:

    These are soooo cute, love the Willie pillow!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • BeadinWymn64

    BeadinWymn64 says:

    With the fabric we have access to through the world, it's great that they are using it to recycle, reuse and I might add, respect. Respect for an art that is practical, yet has unlimited bounds for creativity. Congratulations on your creating your dream!

    3 years ago

  • jbug85021

    jbug85021 says:

    My mom and I learned to do woodworking together, and our next venture is upholstery. You both make it look so fun!

    3 years ago

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow says:

    WOW! Your work is fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • pinemagazine

    pinemagazine says:

    Very interesting. As someone with limited knowledge as to these types of things, it's very inspiring to see the process as to know not only the talent from which an idea springs but also the skill and perseverance in how it is executed. Awesome!

    3 years ago

  • littlebusybird

    littlebusybird says:

    I love the budding trees pillow! Beautiful fabrics!

    3 years ago

  • MarthaHaskins

    MarthaHaskins says:

    That was UNBELIEVABLE! Thank you for an amazing video and letting us all in to your lives! (Crossing my fingers for this awesome pillow!) Sincerely, Alex, MarthaHaskins Designs

    3 years ago

  • debbyauble

    debbyauble says:

    This pillow has street cred. It's terrific. will carry the room.

    3 years ago

  • TheHappySoul

    TheHappySoul says:

    Would love to win that pillow for my Sis! She's a HUGE Willie fan!

    3 years ago

  • bigdreamdesigns

    bigdreamdesigns says:

    Sigh. So many gorgeous fabrics...so little cashflow. Thanks for making the world so colorful!

    3 years ago

  • katsagerine

    katsagerine says:

    "Upholstering furniture is likely not thought of as a budding industry these days, and with the pneumatic staple gun being the most advanced tool since the early 1900s, it's not hard to see why" In New Orleans, a local art organization offered classes to young kids to learn basic upholstering through a "pimp-my-ride" type class-- the amount of kids signed up and the project results, well-were pretty amazing

    3 years ago

  • rharney

    rharney says:

    My home will be SO spruced up with these fresh designs! How lovely...

    3 years ago

  • nikimarkoff

    nikimarkoff says:

    Everyone sofa should sport a Willie pillow! These are brilliant!

    3 years ago

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking says:

    oh my gosh, I don't think my Austin Texas home is complete without one of these too fabulous to be real Willie pillows.

    3 years ago

  • luna1996

    luna1996 says:

    That pillow is awesome! Their upholstery work is great!!!

    3 years ago

  • ecram1

    ecram1 says:

    I love your pilows!

    3 years ago

  • aasall

    aasall says:

    I love it! so cute.

    3 years ago

  • tessfarmer

    tessfarmer says:

    My dad has to have a Willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • Iris4Daly

    Iris4Daly says:

    Love the colorful fabrics you selected. The quality looks superb!

    3 years ago

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns says:

    Great article! Very inspiring. :)

    3 years ago

  • ronniegunn

    ronniegunn says:

    You all are what Etsy is all about! Love this giveaway. I'm wishing myself luck!

    3 years ago

  • JamieJezebel

    JamieJezebel says:

    Great use of color!

    3 years ago

  • henhead7

    henhead7 says:

    LOVE the Willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • keppel23

    keppel23 says:

    I love the patterns you have so beautiful and bright. I love that your in Austin I will have to check you out!

    3 years ago

  • LilDutchGirlDesigns

    LilDutchGirlDesigns says:

    Can I come work for you guys? I've known only two upholsterers in my lifetime... so true about it being a dying trade. I'm move from Montana!

    3 years ago

  • ohsusannasjewelry

    ohsusannasjewelry says:

    awesomely awesome. Seriously.

    3 years ago

  • baileysendsword

    baileysendsword says:

    I had never seen this done before. Very interesting and very impressive! Beautiful work as well.

    3 years ago

  • Bicycletricycle

    Bicycletricycle says:

    An amazing craft to know. Great job gals!

    3 years ago

  • RatherBeSewing

    RatherBeSewing says:

    Love Austin - heading there this weekend. It's no surprise that this creative duo is located in the hippest of Texas cities. Seeing Willie daily? That would mean "Blue skies, nothin' but blue skies..." Thanks for your generous giveaway.

    3 years ago

  • olismum

    olismum says:

    Willie Rocks.

    3 years ago

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic says:

    An intimidating process but a beautiful finished product!

    3 years ago

  • rooosevelt

    rooosevelt says:

    Hey look! I commented! Yayyy

    3 years ago

  • pmgiles

    pmgiles says:

    Lovely and Amazing :-)

    3 years ago

  • paddyridge

    paddyridge says:

    I have loved WIllie Nelson since I was about 10 years old - and THAT's a LONG time ago. FUN pillows - amazing work SpruceHome!

    3 years ago

  • mevans519

    mevans519 says:

    Too fun!

    3 years ago

  • leeleeandthebee

    leeleeandthebee says:

    Beautiful colours and so much fun!

    3 years ago

  • mynhier

    mynhier says:

    Pretty stuff. I love these vivid prints. so tired of "in" colors that are so blah.

    3 years ago

  • MissBakerStitches

    MissBakerStitches says:

    Just lovely... the fabrics are so wonderful

    3 years ago

  • gelatindracula

    gelatindracula says:

    Wonderful stuff! I love those Willie pillows!

    3 years ago

  • jbhood

    jbhood says:

    As a born & bred Texas gal, I would love to add a little Willie to my home!

    3 years ago

  • crazyhappenings

    crazyhappenings says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • CottonwoodStudio

    CottonwoodStudio says:

    ROCKIN! Thanks spruce home, cool video and give-away!

    3 years ago

  • eidolon

    eidolon says:

    Willie pillow!! It looks great.

    3 years ago

  • elvish

    elvish says:

    I love, love, love that Willie pillow! If I don't win, it's going on my wish list :) Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

    3 years ago

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  • HungryLittleFlower

    HungryLittleFlower says:

    Great Shop! Maybe a percentage of proceeds from pillow sales should go to Willie to help him pay back taxes? I would love to own one.

    3 years ago

  • aleneve

    aleneve says:

    This is so inspiring. Wish there were more places/ways to learn about the art of upholstery.

    3 years ago

  • tvelazqu

    tvelazqu says:

    Wow your in Texas, I've got to come see your place, I love working with fabric and like to transform old pieces into new. road trip in my future.

    3 years ago

  • Sypria

    Sypria says:

    The use of such beautiful colors is inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • buttersnaps

    buttersnaps says:

    I am sooo glad that I found you, what wonderful fabrics. Mollie

    3 years ago

  • zulay

    zulay says:

    So impress by the amount of work that the chair took, It is awesome to see how you mach make the furniture. Congrats.

    3 years ago

  • singingtoyourself

    singingtoyourself says:

    To all the pillows I've loved before. . . .

    3 years ago

  • FanseeFido

    FanseeFido says:

    Great use of color, prints and textures. Also love the shades!

    3 years ago

  • SunShowerJournals

    SunShowerJournals says:

    Those pillows are fantastic! Not to mention the amazing chairs. I'm so impressed.

    3 years ago

  • rEvolutionPaperArt

    rEvolutionPaperArt says:

    Those lamp shades are so cool! Now I want to redecorate my living room.

    3 years ago

  • MunchkinsAllAround

    MunchkinsAllAround says:

    You have a true talent! I love the textures and bold colors you use. Keep up the great work!

    3 years ago

  • sweetpumpkinpress

    sweetpumpkinpress says:

    The Willie pillow, along with your other works, are so refreshing and fun!

    3 years ago

  • BejeweledBride

    BejeweledBride says:

    Love your blog. Saw the video on restoring old furniture and upholstery. It was great. I never saw anyone do that before. Your pillows are very pretty. I just love to see creative ideas in action. As a creative person myself, I can truly appreciate it when I see it in others...Thanks for the video!

    3 years ago

  • bdorf

    bdorf says:

    love the post - have always wanted to reupholster the great items i find

    3 years ago

  • Pua52

    Pua52 says:

    How wonderful to have work you love and are proud of. Your upholstery is fabulous and I would love to have a pillow adorn my humble abode!

    3 years ago

  • franklymydearjewelry

    franklymydearjewelry says:

    OH MY GOSH. This video made me want to recover SO many things in my home! First and foremost, my grandparents' dining room chairs. Now I just need to figure out a fabric and how to do it! And I am obsessed with the Willie pillow. That's just too awesome. My couch needs one badly. Thanks for such an amazing blog entry! I look forward to many more!

    3 years ago

  • Laurasil

    Laurasil says:

    I'm intrigued by your work! Would love one of those pillows! "On the road again"! :)

    3 years ago

  • sramstad

    sramstad says:

    Love this!! Wish you were closer and I would take your classes and check in with your shop and also buy that great stuff!

    3 years ago

  • zebisisdesigns

    zebisisdesigns says:

    Striking colors and inspiring work! My daughter would so cherish one of these fabulous pillows (So would I, but I live for the glimmer in her eye and her squee of delight). Keep up the bad ass upholstery!

    3 years ago

  • alycejane

    alycejane says:

    I tried my hand at upholstery this past September in a class in New York City. I made a beautiful ottoman which I am VERY proud of. For those who think it they might like to try an upholstery class, I will tell you it is HARD work and not for the faint of heart (or hand). I decided to stick with quilting! Hats off to these ladies for bringing back some wonderful pieces and fabrics!

    3 years ago

  • didgeridoo15

    didgeridoo15 says:

    Willie pillow - fun!

    3 years ago

  • annieofallon

    annieofallon says:

    They remind me of the years I lived in Bemidji....love 'em! Your work is fun and filled with energy!

    3 years ago

  • kmay3

    kmay3 says:

    I know EXACTLY who I can give this to for a gift!!! (and she'll appreciate it!!!)

    3 years ago

  • winnieandfern

    winnieandfern says:

    Beautiful work! I would love to learn how to do this and then do it for work (and fun).

    3 years ago

  • piper216

    piper216 says:

    Willie is "always on my mind", great tribute and conversation piece!!

    3 years ago

  • shannonlala

    shannonlala says:

    I love your commitment to people and the planet through your sustainability model. I love it!! I also love the Willie Nelson pillow - my sister and I used to sing to him all of the time when we were kids. I would love to gift her with the pillow for her birthday this year. Can't say it enough - love it!

    3 years ago

  • DaHairDocBeautyQueen

    DaHairDocBeautyQueen says:

    "You're always on my mind....You are always on my mind....tell...me. Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died....& give me....give me one more chance to keep you satis-fied. I'll leep you satisfied...(fading in to a soft guitar wail...)" Still a Willie Fan - and that signature plaid...oh, they just don't make country like this anymore, until you Spruce Home...those pillows sure bring back memories of me doing Wille N. Karaoke serenades in my highschool lunchroom. What a cushy way to keep Wille, bandana, braid & all a conversation piece..." on the mind & the sofa!"

    3 years ago

  • sparky615

    sparky615 says:

    Great items in your store... Appreciate the chance to win.

    3 years ago

  • alfierules

    alfierules says:

    Color, color, color everywhere! ... Love it. So glad that colors are making a come back. ALF

    3 years ago

  • alix4905

    alix4905 says:

    love the willie pillow. i have never seen anything like it and i have seen willie from the silver bullet bar in missouri to helping out family farmers. the pillow is a perfect frame of the forever cultural icon. peace.

    3 years ago

  • aritchie88

    aritchie88 says:

    I love, love, love the Willie pillows! All of your items are beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • TheLilacLady

    TheLilacLady says:

    I really like the picture of the headboard that is being recovered, WOW great colors on that fabric. Sprucehome, show us more... Love them all. I would stand on my head for the Budding trees pillow and the Mod floral lampshade. Hope to see you soon "Willie Pillow" AND "Budding tree pillow". If I win,I will be keeping my new treasure. Too good to pass up.

    3 years ago

  • beccaray23

    beccaray23 says:

    LOVE your store! Makes me feel inspired:)

    3 years ago

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  • psbrush

    psbrush says:

    willie, willie, willie

    3 years ago

  • lillith

    lillith says:

    as a former austin girl who never got to attend willie's fabulous "picnics", i'd be delighted to win this pillow!

    3 years ago

  • rmnuss

    rmnuss says:

    gorgeous, something i've always wanted to learn. you do it well and in good taste!

    3 years ago

  • ElenaKulikova

    ElenaKulikova says:

    So Beautiful!! Thank you for the inspirational art work you create, colorful and vibrant!

    3 years ago

  • wildnurse63

    wildnurse63 says:

    NICE!!! I agree on the reuse,recycle..... If only more people would.. Keep the great ideas flowing!!!!! And the lovely work you all do comin'..... Who wouldnt just love this?!!

    3 years ago

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica says:

    I love their work - so proud that they're carrying on this cool handicraft. the local community college just shut down their upholstery program a few years back claiming low enrollment - such a shame! I'd take the classes right now if I could.

    3 years ago

  • czeringue

    czeringue says:

    I love Willy and pillows. Put the two together and you have something cozy, fun, and timeless.

    3 years ago

  • sheepscotrivertrader

    sheepscotrivertrader says:

    Love the prints! Very nice work!!

    3 years ago

  • Belleamia

    Belleamia says:

    Upholstering is one of the most useful crafts there is. I agree that finding the right piece of fabric to marry with the furniture is one of the most important steps in creating a piece. I just loved the mini-video. It makes me want to take a second look at two chairs I was going to put out by the curbside.

    3 years ago

  • EverydayInventors

    EverydayInventors says:

    This makes me re-imagine several things around my house rather than wanting new. What a concept!

    3 years ago

  • indieana

    indieana says:

    oh to rest my face on that red headed strange bed fellow

    3 years ago

  • slidesideways

    slidesideways says:

    What a great video! I loved seeing the process and the time and energy that goes into upholstery, incredible. Great job you two!

    3 years ago

  • larysakobzey1

    larysakobzey1 says:

    You girls are lucky have found each other to do this stuff. I do the same by my own, still hope to find my partner to share my passion to give a new live to old street or garage sale finds. Keep going and have a fun with "Before and After" transformations.

    3 years ago

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate says:

    Not only is your work beautiful, but you have made us aware that if people do not continue to learn these craftsmen skills they will be lost forever. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • ksxstitch

    ksxstitch says:

    pillows are the easiest way to change the look of a room,especially for those of us too lazy to paint!

    3 years ago

  • Debs1953

    Debs1953 says:

    I am so inspired by the work. I have a couple of old chairs that need spruce up and I will be looking at all your wonderful ideas and perhaps trying it myself. Debs

    3 years ago

  • LulaDesign

    LulaDesign says:

    Love your sense of color and love Willie too.

    3 years ago

  • emersonsmom

    emersonsmom says:

    Love your stuff!! Especially the mod lamp shades!!

    3 years ago

  • shortyj1978

    shortyj1978 says:

    Gorgeous stuff! Have to have the Willie pillow! Keeping my fingers crossed.

    3 years ago

  • suzannedesigns

    suzannedesigns says:

    Your work would look fantabulous in my home and continue to inspire me to make more and better pillows in my own collection. I love the Willie Nelson pillow too!

    3 years ago

  • jerryandjudy

    jerryandjudy says:

    Fantastic! The pictures speak louder than any words. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner!

    3 years ago

  • megmegsmeg

    megmegsmeg says:

    these are fabulous. love them!

    3 years ago

  • BethOtt44

    BethOtt44 says:

    If only I had your talent. The pillow is amazing!

    3 years ago

  • Pipesinger

    Pipesinger says:

    I am in Austin and I didn't know about you guys. You are fabulous! Really amazing stuff, I'm truly jazzed.

    3 years ago

  • neveralone

    neveralone says:

    I watched the video last night before going to bed, and the process of making that chair was beautiful. I love the new spin that use to make something old, and well-loved, something new and fresh.

    3 years ago

  • apronbetty

    apronbetty says:

    i just adore those pillows. and your colors are so bold and vivid. must shop now!

    3 years ago

  • weddingbelles

    weddingbelles says:

    Love the Willie pillows and would love to have one =)

    3 years ago

  • gremlina

    gremlina says:

    would totally make my room. beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • manivelle

    manivelle says:

    how about a willow pilly?

    3 years ago

  • yufamizum

    yufamizum says:

    Beautiful! My grandma used to salvage and reupholster things. It always amazes me the difference it makes.

    3 years ago

  • ILoveWillie

    ILoveWillie says:

    Yall do BEAUTIFUL work!!! The Willie Pillow would have a special place in my Willie Room(world!) THANKS!!!

    3 years ago

  • darlaandkeith

    darlaandkeith says:

    Will definitely be visiting Spruce on my next trip down to Austin. So glad to have a chance to see what you guys are all about. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • freshmonkeybrain

    freshmonkeybrain says:

    "I wish I may, I wish I might/ I want to be Willie Nelson tonight/ I'd buy Keith another round/ we'd turn the world upsidedown/ I don't want to wake up until the sun sets/ with the bastard young and the curbside poets/ I don't care if they call me hopeless/ I want to be Willie Nelson tonight"

    3 years ago

  • FlattailFarmFancy

    FlattailFarmFancy says:

    Love the pillows all of them. My anniversary is the 19th how cool it would be win!

    3 years ago

  • sarahtwn2

    sarahtwn2 says:

    I love it all. Superb!

    3 years ago

  • goffen

    goffen says:

    Thanks, Willie, for being the shaman that brought me to the Spruce Blog. Whoohoo!

    3 years ago

  • FlattailFarmFancy

    FlattailFarmFancy says:

    Love the pillows all of them. My anniversary is the 19th how cool it would be win!

    3 years ago

  • headache23

    headache23 says:

    I love to see bright colors and original designs on the pillows. It is so refreshing to what you find in stores.

    3 years ago

  • ArtisanSoapSpa

    ArtisanSoapSpa says:

    oh wow, the colors, the textures, the creativity. I love it!!

    3 years ago

  • LoveOnAString

    LoveOnAString says:

    Beautiful craft! Love the pillows!!!!

    3 years ago

  • hopgrasser

    hopgrasser says:

    dear sprucehome, thanks for being so great!

    3 years ago

  • Chelsae7louise

    Chelsae7louise says:

    Ahh! i love your work! :)

    3 years ago

  • aludden

    aludden says:

    Its very satisfying to know there are successful businesses out there like this. Congratulations on doing what you love! Keep on.

    3 years ago

  • IINK

    IINK says:

    Sprucehome, your work is amazing and beautiful, I love the color combinations! I can only hope to be this amazing with my creations. My parents used to upholster and I think it is so cool. It takes great skill to have the piece turn out perfect.

    3 years ago

  • dekama3

    dekama3 says:

    I'm proud:)

    3 years ago

  • thegrayhair

    thegrayhair says:

    Great work! It must be a very rewarding career to do something you love so much and everyone gets to see the outcome of ALL your hard work. Please keep doing what you LOVE and the creativity juices flowing! Maybe one day YOU BOTH will own an ulphostery school, where you can keep the tradition going! I love your work!

    3 years ago

  • kitchenjl

    kitchenjl says:

    ah I wish i could reupholster everything in my house!

    3 years ago

  • vintagedresser

    vintagedresser says:

    what a beautiful way to incorporate these vintage patterns in every corner of a home and not just the floor. :D

    3 years ago

  • cmoreno91

    cmoreno91 says:

    This video just lit a part of me that I never knew I had.. I want to see more! :D

    3 years ago

  • CamilleMarie

    CamilleMarie says:

    I've always admired the art of upholstery, I wasn't aware the art was dying. I'm glad to see the work these two are doing, they really know how to transform the old and disgarded into fun, beautiful, usable pieces again!

    3 years ago

  • dslawsby

    dslawsby says:

    Loved seeing your work. Keep rocking Austin, and feel free to showcase your wares here in Boston. We needs you!

    3 years ago

  • lindyo

    lindyo says:

    Love Willie and love seeing the process.

    3 years ago

  • shazavery

    shazavery says:

    your work is exquisite!

    3 years ago

  • sheephead

    sheephead says:

    Wow - those are willie nice pillows!

    3 years ago

  • mermoch

    mermoch says:

    wow! I love your video. The transformation of that old chair into the vibrant piece of furniture it is now -amazing. I have a few really old but well made armchairs and a lounge that could really do with your touch. I wish I lived closer... let me know when you might be down under!

    3 years ago

  • RedbirdGreen

    RedbirdGreen says:

    It's all so beautiful! and those Willie pillows are just so much FUN! My spouse is a musician and woul get such a kick out of this eclectic item ;-)

    3 years ago

  • BeesAndTrees

    BeesAndTrees says:

    Wowee what a great shop! Keep up the good work!

    3 years ago

  • mstong

    mstong says:

    I have always loved taking old pieces and bringing them back to life, I bookmarked you, you have a great operation.

    3 years ago

  • magiemay

    magiemay says:

    Just love that pillow!!!

    3 years ago

  • MultifacetedVenture

    MultifacetedVenture says:

    I would love to come down to Austin to be your shop bitch! I can clean the shop, prep for the day’s work and gently remove the replaceable pieces on the furniture (often very gross), as long as I have the ability to sponge up your reupholster knowledge… you said it’s a lost trade! Either way, you both are very talented. Congrats on your achievements!

    3 years ago

  • MooshooSkinny

    MooshooSkinny says:

    Fabulous!!! What a great shop.

    3 years ago

  • CreativeThing

    CreativeThing says:

    Loooooooooove the pillows and chairs also !

    3 years ago

  • LailaAndMe

    LailaAndMe says:

    What amazing work!!!

    3 years ago

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop says:

    Such talented people! and so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing and i´d L.O.V.E. to have a Willie pillow to cuddle on my sofa :)

    3 years ago

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead says:

    I love to reupholster! So far I've done a couch and two chairs. Your shop's work is so fantastic!

    3 years ago

  • jssk6

    jssk6 says:

    I am moving to my first place in brookyn in june! would love to have the pillows, it would def. help with the decoration of the new place

    3 years ago

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop says:

    Forgot to say, what a great workshop! and love the fabrics and prints and how you combine them :) Go girls!

    3 years ago

  • Clee

    Clee says:

    With our focus (I hope) on recycling and upcycling, maybe there will be a resurgence of reupholstering, either traditional or in the Spruce Home style. I'm still waiting for the day when I can get my 1960's curved sectional couch re-done.

    3 years ago

  • Mantragems

    Mantragems says:

    Very inspiring to see how furniture can take on a new life with an update of fabric and some TLC.

    3 years ago

  • sewnsunday

    sewnsunday says:

    These ladies are just lovely and amazingly talented! Willie Nelson is one of my favorites, he reminds me of my Texas home! I would love to have a Willie Pillow!!!

    3 years ago

  • mantyjen

    mantyjen says:

    Beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • bridetobekatie

    bridetobekatie says:

    Is there any easier, more fun way to change decor in a room than using a Willie pillow? I think not! ;)

    3 years ago

  • zelliesaurus

    zelliesaurus says:

    veeerry awesome, i'm a huge fan

    3 years ago

  • CowboyCrazyCreations

    CowboyCrazyCreations says:

    I ♥♥♥ the works of Sprucehome! ...and a Willie pillow, how cool is that?

    3 years ago

  • belsbakery

    belsbakery says:

    Love the work. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    3 years ago

  • CowboyCrazyCreations

    CowboyCrazyCreations says:

    I ♥♥♥ the works of Spruce Home! and a Willie pillow would be absolutely awesome! Thanks for the chance.

    3 years ago

  • nesdel24

    nesdel24 says:

    loving the patterns. very cute.

    3 years ago

  • beulahviola

    beulahviola says:

    I WANT ONE!!! I WANT ONE!!!

    3 years ago

  • MDIVintageArt

    MDIVintageArt says:

    What beautiful fabrics you've found for your creations. I love several of the pillows (including Willie) and the lamp shades. They're great! The giveaway is a great idea.

    3 years ago

  • HollyStorm

    HollyStorm says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    3 years ago

  • snugglepuppy1

    snugglepuppy1 says:

    WOW! You are amazing! I love your work :)

    3 years ago

  • ALRadz

    ALRadz says:

    What a great video. There is something truly rewarding about completing a process to make something old new again. My grandmother - who lived through the Great Depression - said that things that were easy to do weren't worth doing, that it was the struggle that made you unique. You gals are great.

    3 years ago

  • UniquelyYours89

    UniquelyYours89 says:

    You have a true gift in what you do. Congratultions on finding your calling!

    3 years ago

  • Biggie

    Biggie says:

    yeah! awesome stuff!

    3 years ago

  • WhileWandering

    WhileWandering says:

    I really enjoyed watching the process y'all go through and understand now, just how much work actually is involved. So very impressed! *love* your aprons too! :) I've been wanting to get a chair reupholstered for a few months now, and I'll definitely be going to Spruce when I do! Keep up the awesome job and thanks so much for the giveaway!! xoxo, Bonnie

    3 years ago

  • lemonfreshlaura

    lemonfreshlaura says:

    The Willie pillows are AMAZEBALLS!

    3 years ago

  • Sunshine4434

    Sunshine4434 says:

    These are amazing! I love how creative and unique they are. :D

    3 years ago

  • 3squares

    3squares says:

    incredible work! love the video.

    3 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Wow, what a great story! We have a couple chairs that we got from my husbands parents, they are this gorgeous golden almost velvet-ish fabric, I love them but they need some love & a re-do. Congrats on a brilliant business & great designs. I love Willie Nelson...& would luv a pillow if I am selected...we have 1 of his songs on our Guitar Hero...it's my favorite to sing...my kids laugh, but they always want me to be the singer!!! Good luck ladies on a great business!!

    3 years ago

  • NicheWomensClothing

    NicheWomensClothing says:

    Beautiful fabrics and beautiful craftsmanship!

    3 years ago

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey says:

    I always enjoy the great inspiration I get from things like this... and someday I would love to try this out for myself... someday.

    3 years ago

  • angrykitty

    angrykitty says:

    Wow those are fantastic!!!!

    3 years ago

  • lindseyburrows

    lindseyburrows says:

    Love those Willie pillows!

    3 years ago

  • inkwhimsy

    inkwhimsy says:

    very unique! Love the products!

    3 years ago

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette says:

    I love the reupholstering and reworking of furniture! The color combinations are fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • oldbutnew

    oldbutnew says:

    Austin style and Willie cushions. Awesome. :)

    3 years ago

  • moonovermaize

    moonovermaize says:

    Great talent and beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • SandraDieckmann

    SandraDieckmann says:

    Those pillows are dreamy! The whole article reminds me of my grandad. When he was still alive he upholstered a lot of lovely old furniture for us in his free time. Those gorgeous frames got a new life and I remember being so excited about the process and the outcome! Thank you for sharing this!

    3 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    Cool post! Looking fwd to being in the runnin' for that Ãœber cute Willie Pillow! :)

    3 years ago

  • gogosummer

    gogosummer says:

    Those pillows are hilarious.

    3 years ago

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery says:

    haha willie! i love the pillow. great work :)

    3 years ago

  • vintagebyalexkeller

    vintagebyalexkeller says:

    i'm in! i just took 6 chairs in for reupholstering. yes, i have a chair problem. i took a peek in the workshop - very cool: one of my chairs is an old Danish piece & had insides the shop had never seen before!

    3 years ago

  • bitsywhimsy

    bitsywhimsy says:

    GREAT work! Amazing talent and super neat items!

    3 years ago

  • cleemily

    cleemily says:

    Just got done looking through their Etsy page -- I loove the pillows! Great work!

    3 years ago

  • sbgretch

    sbgretch says:

    Love these designs!

    3 years ago

  • hopespeony

    hopespeony says:

    My sister would love the Willie pillow! So her hippie college life style!!!

    3 years ago

  • CharlieCarter

    CharlieCarter says:

    Love these..I want! :)

    3 years ago

  • jayemmare

    jayemmare says:

    I have been wanting to start reupholstering old chairs and lampshades with all my vintage fabric scraps. You guys are inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • sarahwjones

    sarahwjones says:

    Been a longtime fan of Spruce Home and one of those fantastic pillows may just be enough to make me a fan of Willie Nelson, too!

    3 years ago

  • thecolournerd

    thecolournerd says:

    Those pillows are super cool! I love the inside look at the creation process, one of these days maybe I should learn the art of upholstry ;D

    3 years ago

  • britbrat289

    britbrat289 says:

    The fabric is amazing!

    3 years ago

  • InviteMe

    InviteMe says:

    These are the bomb dot com!

    3 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Upholstering was one craft ,my Mom did when I was growing up. As a result I had many chairs ,cushions upholstered when we first got married and living on a tight budget. I still maintain that it is best to reupholster the furniture that had better craftsmanship, than to go out and buy new flimsy ones. Thanks for this article! Congrats on your work!!

    3 years ago

  • CityOnAHillCreations

    CityOnAHillCreations says:

    Amazing work! Something I would love to "attempt" someday!

    3 years ago

  • crybabycrafts

    crybabycrafts says:

    Really beautiful work....:)

    3 years ago

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO says:

    nice article thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet says:

    Love everything! :)

    3 years ago

  • westmama

    westmama says:

    love this

    3 years ago

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign says:

    oh my gosh! Amazingly creative & talened folks! Upholstery sure is a specialized skill. Thanks for the wonderful article & video:)

    3 years ago

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 says:

    Great article. I love how your finding a new purpose for old furniture. :D

    3 years ago

  • rhondak

    rhondak says:

    Beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • foreversaved

    foreversaved says:

    So cute!!! I wish I could do this!

    3 years ago

  • midnightstarglass

    midnightstarglass says:

    y'all have me all inspired :)

    3 years ago

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen says:

    Beautiful work ladies. I know how much hard work goes into each piece and it definitely shows in your work. Best of luck in your endeavors!!!

    3 years ago

  • Studio827KC

    Studio827KC says:

    Simply amazing! The colors and patterns are beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • olivierjohanna

    olivierjohanna says:

    wonderful...this is an art form i would love to learn

    3 years ago

  • Osofaux

    Osofaux says:

    Oh wow!! I just love this!!

    3 years ago

  • dodara123

    dodara123 says:

    I was always fascinated how it's done.Thank you for she video. Now I know!

    3 years ago

  • cupkozy

    cupkozy says:

    You guys rule! I love Willie Nelson <3

    3 years ago

  • cathytrott

    cathytrott says:

    I really love your choices of fabrics !! Thanks for sharing your video. Wow

    3 years ago

  • thevintagegreen

    thevintagegreen says:

    WoW *** Love Love Love the lampshades...and a pillow would be nice to win, too! xo Pam

    3 years ago

  • rawartletterpress

    rawartletterpress says:

    yipppeee! great work!

    3 years ago

  • annaowl

    annaowl says:

    my fingers crossed for willie.

    3 years ago

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire says:

    I just loved watching this video. I went to the library and took out a bunch of books on furniture refinishing! Now, all I need is a mentor!

    3 years ago

  • akonzelman

    akonzelman says:

    Growing up my father was played gigs all over Texas in a country & western band called "fully loaded". haha One of his trademark talents was singing like Willie! These pillows are pretty fab and I would love to have one grace our sofa! amanda k.

    3 years ago

  • airportlovestory

    airportlovestory says:

    How inspiring! I've always wanted to know how that was done, and seeing this video makes me want to do it myself! Definitely the coolest how-to/process video I've seen in a long while. And AWESOME paint/fabric choices for the finished chair, I love it! :) My favorite item in your shop has got to be "The Zen Chairs" which make me want to grab a book and take deep breaths - perfectly named, for sure. :) Xo, Anna

    3 years ago

  • Amandaaz3

    Amandaaz3 says:

    Awesome video! God, Etsy is like my crack.

    3 years ago

  • justforkeeps

    justforkeeps says:

    Amazing work! Really enjoyed the video! Love that Willie pillow!

    3 years ago

  • katyatchison

    katyatchison says:

    Really amazing! Inspiring even!!

    3 years ago

  • fiberfads

    fiberfads says:

    I watched the video. Now I want to learn, too. How talented you both are.

    3 years ago

  • jonwen45

    jonwen45 says:

    Love your work and love Willie Pillows

    3 years ago

  • inwonoh

    inwonoh says:

    Beautiful stuff!

    3 years ago

  • AtlasSigns

    AtlasSigns says:

    Amanda and Lizzie ROCK! Beautiful work. Wish we lived closer, I'd have my entire house redone. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree says:

    Beautiful fabrics. You could do wonderful things at my house. The video is great. Something I would love to do, but never will. Besides you guys are so good at it why should I?

    3 years ago

  • beautifulanodyne

    beautifulanodyne says:

    wow, you really put a lot of work into 1 piece. You two obviously have patience and talent! Would love to win one of your Willie Pillows!

    3 years ago

  • thepurplepainter

    thepurplepainter says:

    cool video, thanks for sharing, Looks like hard work but the results are fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • barefootdandelion

    barefootdandelion says:

    what an amazing tutorial...makes me want to learn to do upholstery...you guys are artists...no doubt1

    3 years ago

  • BreatheBeauty

    BreatheBeauty says:

    You both inspire me because you have clearly followed you passion. We need more people in the world who love their work! Your work has inspired me to rebuild my dining room chairs!

    3 years ago

  • RameOttone

    RameOttone says:

    These are so beautiful... I'm just moving into my first apartment on Friday and would love for one of these pillows to start off my feverish decorating. But I can't afford them on my own, so maybe I'll win one! Thank you for continuing to make beautiful products. It's one of the most inspirational things for young artists. Seeing that you can do something with your talent that makes people happy is a world of wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • jenninesjewelry

    jenninesjewelry says:

    I love the idea that items are fixed, not just thrown away; it helps slow the growth of landfills!

    3 years ago

  • ScenicRoots

    ScenicRoots says:

    I have always been a fan of Sprucehome. The transformation and the fabrics used are just incredible. Awesome video and love to see the teamwork. Thanks for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    Wow...you both have such an amazing talent (and patience)! What a great video to watch and see what you two do! Great job and what beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • gypsiwoman

    gypsiwoman says:

    I'm a newbie and would love to have a Willie pillow for my home. Thanks for the chance. - Gitana, the Creative Diva

    3 years ago

  • EMajorPearls

    EMajorPearls says:

    I'd love to win a pillow! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • melanieperalto28

    melanieperalto28 says:

    great stuff guys, love the fabrics..delicious! I want a pillow!

    3 years ago

  • funretro

    funretro says:

    I have salvaged a few really shabby old pieces. You've inspired me to tackle them as my next project! I will be sure to visit you guys next time I'm in Austin! Thanks for sharing :)

    3 years ago

  • ShesSoChic

    ShesSoChic says:

    These are really beautiful. I love seeing innovative and interesting designs. I am partial to bold colors, and you have that down very well.

    3 years ago

  • ElainaLouiseStudios

    ElainaLouiseStudios says:

    I wish I could get some furnature reupholstered for less then the cost of new, but alas in my area it's not available.

    3 years ago

  • jillhannah

    jillhannah says:

    They are just. so. good. I want to bring them old furniture and watch more magic. I also have to say, the production value of the video is incredible! The music following their tool strokes! Etsy needs to have its own Oscars. Etscars?

    3 years ago

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 says:

    Your fabric is amazing. Love the colors! There are no gloomy days with these colors in the house:-)

    3 years ago

  • boomtickypop

    boomtickypop says:

    Sweet Boots ;)

    3 years ago

  • aplanetnamedjanet

    aplanetnamedjanet says:

    The Willie pillows are really cool.

    3 years ago

  • amabell

    amabell says:

    such great inspiration, love it.

    3 years ago

  • lingsbling

    lingsbling says:

    wow, you guys are really truly amazing! I just love that you take the time and effort into reupholster things that would be in a garbage can. I feel inspired now. Good work ladies. ♥

    3 years ago

  • lovebunnies210

    lovebunnies210 says:

    Oh Willie! Gotta love him! And my friends will get a kick out of it if I tell them that Willie Nelson is sitting on my couch!

    3 years ago

  • FrenchKnot2U

    FrenchKnot2U says:

    Very clever and beautiful craftsmanship-it's nice to see old trades endure. I fancy the Wille pillows, too. Thanks for the share!

    3 years ago

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade says:

    as my husband and i consider starting a furniture/upholstery business, i am so inspired to see other examples of artisans bringing new ideas into this wonderful old trade.

    3 years ago

  • Wowapi

    Wowapi says:

    Really green!! Recycling! What a great achievement, turning something old into something really stunning! Great work guys! Love the Willie Pillow!

    3 years ago

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth says:

    Really great items. Love all the fabrics.

    3 years ago

  • spunkichick25

    spunkichick25 says:

    This girl NEEDS a Willie pillow. For reals

    3 years ago

  • Annabell1230

    Annabell1230 says:

    it'd be real neat to have this in my new digs

    3 years ago

  • vitalsplease

    vitalsplease says:

    This is fantastic, I'd love to put one in my new house!

    3 years ago

  • mbrignall

    mbrignall says:

    Lovely video! My house is getting more monochromatic the older I get. Ugh.

    3 years ago

  • Cottonhead

    Cottonhead says:

    I love the pillow and all the fabrics you guys use!

    3 years ago

  • CleverLittleThings

    CleverLittleThings says:

    This is an amazing process! The transformation from original to new is almost like magic. You guys work so well together! The whole process has me intently looking at my own furniture and how lovely it could all be!

    3 years ago

  • TapitasDeVida

    TapitasDeVida says:

    WOW! -- loved the process and the fabrics but what most made an impression on me was the tranquility -- Both of these amazing women have channelled a sense of peace into their creations. They are artists not just uphoslterers. Very nice.

    3 years ago

  • LaLaTexas

    LaLaTexas says:

    Wish I could ship you two outdated chairs to make them fabulous!

    3 years ago

  • flawed

    flawed says:

    I would love to give these to my dad for fathers day! :)

    3 years ago

  • PlutosGiftShop

    PlutosGiftShop says:

    Super cool! Great Fabrics!

    3 years ago

  • sugarlilydesigns

    sugarlilydesigns says:

    Very, very cool, LOVE it! sugarlilydesigns

    3 years ago

  • sugarlilydesigns

    sugarlilydesigns says:

    Super cool, LOVE it! sugarlilydesigns

    3 years ago

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou says:

    cool bright creations!

    3 years ago

  • juicylotus

    juicylotus says:

    Bright and clean! I can't wait to pick!

    3 years ago

  • jcisco112

    jcisco112 says:

    Love your stuff! Beautiful!!

    3 years ago

  • KellyLabbq

    KellyLabbq says:

    Pick me, I am so excited!

    3 years ago

  • srpotter

    srpotter says:

    LOVE the video! I am totally into hands on stuff and I want to learn this art one day.....maybe when my children are grown!

    3 years ago

  • bechem

    bechem says:

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is one AMAZING video of one AMAZING ability!

    3 years ago

  • lovelui

    lovelui says:

    So impressed, you girls are amazing, two very talanted crafts people!!!

    3 years ago

  • VibrantTrains

    VibrantTrains says:

    Awesome items! Just amazing sense of color and design. Keep doing what you do!

    3 years ago

  • getdownlouis

    getdownlouis says:

    WOW! Love your work! I've done upholstery, so I know it's a tough job. Your work is beautiful, and of course, I'd love a pillow. Best to you.

    3 years ago

  • TheVintageHandbag

    TheVintageHandbag says:

    Love, love, love, your love of what you do. Fabulous video of upcycling a potentially throw-away item.

    3 years ago

  • baptox

    baptox says:

    To take a find-something old- Is an act of faith and brazenly bold! Paint,stitch,sketch,mold our muse demands Yet still it's faith that honors her commands.

    3 years ago

  • orangesugar

    orangesugar says:

    I would love an apprenticeship too. I'm going to attempt a diamond tufted headboard and upholstered bed soon, although I probably won't be doing it the way the professionals would. Since upholstery is a dying art where did these ladies learn? And how can one pick up those skills?

    3 years ago

  • sierraml75

    sierraml75 says:

    You girls are so inspiring to someone like me whose always doing projects but get stuck on the upholstery part! Any classes in the future?? Amazing work-Cheers!

    3 years ago