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Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

May 12, 2010

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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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579 comments

  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt said 7 years ago

    Wow. Love the fabrics these guys use!!

  • oldpitchic

    oldpitchic said 7 years ago

    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

  • gildem

    gildem said 7 years ago

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

  • CharliesApt

    CharliesApt said 7 years ago

    How cool is that pillow!!

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 7 years ago

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Iwannabe

    Iwannabe said 7 years ago

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

  • uncorked

    uncorked said 7 years ago

    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!

  • krilo

    krilo said 7 years ago

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

  • danielabesso

    danielabesso said 7 years ago

    cool video

  • leishaopeno

    leishaopeno said 7 years ago

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

  • seragun

    seragun said 7 years ago

    Beatiful items

  • BellezzaJewelry

    BellezzaJewelry said 7 years ago

    Love the Birdcage chair and the Willie Pillows!

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign said 7 years ago

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

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag said 7 years ago

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

  • marymary Admin

    marymary said 7 years ago

    So inspiring!

  • StitchnStudio

    StitchnStudio said 7 years ago

    Love the Budding Tree Pillow.

  • ModernEden

    ModernEden said 7 years ago

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

  • lollerpops

    lollerpops said 7 years ago

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

  • tabii

    tabii said 7 years ago

    Love the pillows. Funny.

  • Allehkinz

    Allehkinz said 7 years ago

    I want a Willie pillow!!! :D

  • linzojaye

    linzojaye said 7 years ago

    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!

  • GinnyBeeLoves

    GinnyBeeLoves said 7 years ago

    Loev it! Love it! Love it!

  • rileyitup

    rileyitup said 7 years ago

    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!

  • mkatien

    mkatien said 7 years ago

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

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 7 years ago

    Oh man, I need one of those hanging lamps!

  • KatGoGreen

    KatGoGreen said 7 years ago

    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.

  • eclecticarmadillo

    eclecticarmadillo said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    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!

  • GinnyBeeLoves

    GinnyBeeLoves said 7 years ago

    Love it! Love it! What treasures you create!

  • TwistedCrystals

    TwistedCrystals said 7 years ago

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

  • PASSIONandPAISLEY

    PASSIONandPAISLEY said 7 years ago

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

  • WorkingGirlVintage

    WorkingGirlVintage said 7 years ago

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

  • mtraub

    mtraub said 7 years ago

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

  • shaens02

    shaens02 said 7 years ago

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

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique said 7 years ago

    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.

  • katiearms

    katiearms said 7 years ago

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

  • CreoleSha

    CreoleSha said 7 years ago

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

  • DawnJosephine

    DawnJosephine said 7 years ago

    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!

  • mrb03002

    mrb03002 said 7 years ago

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

  • maenad25

    maenad25 said 7 years ago

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

  • fosterbk

    fosterbk said 7 years ago

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

  • marlarkg

    marlarkg said 7 years ago

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

  • UntamedHeart

    UntamedHeart said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Tiah

    Tiah said 7 years ago

    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.

  • merrittgade

    merrittgade said 7 years ago

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

  • caitlinfrates

    caitlinfrates said 7 years ago

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

  • PjLand

    PjLand said 7 years ago

    Amazing work and craftsmanship! I love the pillows!

  • nickandnessies

    nickandnessies said 7 years ago

    Love those pillows! How fun :)

  • JPicatti

    JPicatti said 7 years ago

    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.

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    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....

  • anneblam

    anneblam said 7 years ago

    Love the cute pillows!

  • aisle3studio

    aisle3studio said 7 years ago

    unique fabrics!

  • saltyoat

    saltyoat said 7 years ago

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

  • PapercutKitchen

    PapercutKitchen said 7 years ago

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

  • sajcameron

    sajcameron said 7 years ago

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

  • jenjo74

    jenjo74 said 7 years ago

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

  • AvaLoos

    AvaLoos said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • donandangie1

    donandangie1 said 7 years ago

    GREAT STORY!!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

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

  • drhaun

    drhaun said 7 years ago

    Amazing! I love it, always impressed!

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 7 years ago

    wow!!

  • littlejex

    littlejex said 7 years ago

    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.

  • cronopia6

    cronopia6 said 7 years ago

    oooh great work!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    suprrfabb!! lovelove

  • RedPlanet

    RedPlanet said 7 years ago

    oh it is all so fantastic!!

  • LittleCeleste

    LittleCeleste said 7 years ago

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

  • HandmadeMenagerie

    HandmadeMenagerie said 7 years ago

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

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Love watching the process!

  • HoneycuttMade

    HoneycuttMade said 7 years ago

    great video! I would sure love a Willie pillow!

  • Butterflycreationsca

    Butterflycreationsca said 7 years ago

    Great stuff guys keep up the good work.

  • ladyfarmerjr

    ladyfarmerjr said 7 years ago

    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!

  • quesarahsarah

    quesarahsarah said 7 years ago

    i really like these! nice work

  • greetingswithlove

    greetingswithlove said 7 years ago

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

  • embot9000

    embot9000 said 7 years ago

    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

  • mazuli83

    mazuli83 said 7 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • SewOnAndSoOn

    SewOnAndSoOn said 7 years ago

    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.

  • lovliday

    lovliday said 7 years ago

    very beautiful work!

  • robotinbloom

    robotinbloom said 7 years ago

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

  • KiraFerrer

    KiraFerrer said 7 years ago

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

  • ELSLOW5

    ELSLOW5 said 7 years ago

    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

  • kelzabel

    kelzabel said 7 years ago

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

  • kelzabel

    kelzabel said 7 years ago

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

  • mbetz08

    mbetz08 said 7 years ago

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

  • kiley2010

    kiley2010 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • RescuedOfferings

    RescuedOfferings said 7 years ago

    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.

  • GourdCountry

    GourdCountry said 7 years ago

    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.

  • amymahmud

    amymahmud said 7 years ago

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

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    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!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 7 years ago

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

  • SuchAPrettyDress

    SuchAPrettyDress said 7 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • sleepyking

    sleepyking said 7 years ago

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

  • cwardjones

    cwardjones said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • tinywhales

    tinywhales said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work!

  • 6catsart

    6catsart said 7 years ago

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

  • ebantle

    ebantle said 7 years ago

    the Willie pillow is hilarious!

  • TheQueenOfQuiteALot

    TheQueenOfQuiteALot said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • Feille

    Feille said 7 years ago

    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!

  • awineberg

    awineberg said 7 years ago

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

  • misseffie

    misseffie said 7 years ago

    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!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    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.

  • krtwood

    krtwood said 7 years ago

    Yay! I love this kind of video :)

  • AmyMayDesign

    AmyMayDesign said 7 years ago

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

  • naturallyinspired

    naturallyinspired said 7 years ago

    Love that pillow! painting with fabric

  • eowynjesse

    eowynjesse said 7 years ago

    must. have. willie pillow.

  • amythitran

    amythitran said 7 years ago

    Whoo hoo! The Willie pillows are AWEsome!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 7 years ago

    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!

  • ModishVintage

    ModishVintage said 7 years ago

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

  • replicca

    replicca said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • DNAGallery

    DNAGallery said 7 years ago

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

  • YesterdaysMemories09

    YesterdaysMemories09 said 7 years ago

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

  • Parsimony

    Parsimony said 7 years ago

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

  • retrolabs

    retrolabs said 7 years ago

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

  • Parsimony

    Parsimony said 7 years ago

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

  • pipandollie

    pipandollie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!! I want everything. Thanks for sharing

  • vertuta

    vertuta said 7 years ago

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

  • Lavatican

    Lavatican said 7 years ago

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

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 7 years ago

    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.

  • KarylA

    KarylA said 7 years ago

    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!

  • galanight

    galanight said 7 years ago

    cute pillows!

  • mollyannemake

    mollyannemake said 7 years ago

    I hope I win! Pirates rule :)

  • editionbw

    editionbw said 7 years ago

    I have upholstery skills envy! Awesome makeover!

  • LovMely

    LovMely said 7 years ago

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

  • tommysgirl

    tommysgirl said 7 years ago

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

  • bamboobaby

    bamboobaby said 7 years ago

    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.

  • GulfCoastCottagePDF

    GulfCoastCottagePDF said 7 years ago

    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!

  • theplushiefoundry

    theplushiefoundry said 7 years ago

    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

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

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

  • tonpia

    tonpia said 7 years ago

    beautiful AND reasonable. like it!

  • buffalump

    buffalump said 7 years ago

    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!

  • gogovintage

    gogovintage said 7 years ago

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

  • PassionFlowerVintage

    PassionFlowerVintage said 7 years ago

    Awesome!! I love the Willie pillows :)

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo said 7 years ago

    Loved it! I need to get a chair :)

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival said 7 years ago

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • kevballart

    kevballart said 7 years ago

    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.

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 7 years ago

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

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 7 years ago

    Wonderful video, i love this chair!!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

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

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

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

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • krize

    krize said 7 years ago

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

  • Supergrover

    Supergrover said 7 years ago

    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!

  • moonangelnay

    moonangelnay said 7 years ago

    Wow! Such lovely designs! Love the pillows!

  • savvyscribbles

    savvyscribbles said 7 years ago

    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.

  • suttree

    suttree said 7 years ago

    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!

  • ScoutForPearls

    ScoutForPearls said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • brandeye

    brandeye said 7 years ago

    i've always loved this shop!

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    AmberHeartOfTheFinch said 7 years ago

    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!

  • SuziMoose

    SuziMoose said 7 years ago

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

  • JonesyAndCrane

    JonesyAndCrane said 7 years ago

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

  • SweetTOriginal

    SweetTOriginal said 7 years ago

    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.

  • OhMafelt

    OhMafelt said 7 years ago

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

  • posypower

    posypower said 7 years ago

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

  • kabarnett

    kabarnett said 7 years ago

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

  • Rabattuee84

    Rabattuee84 said 7 years ago

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

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 7 years ago

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

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 7 years ago

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

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 7 years ago

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

  • bumblesandlu

    bumblesandlu said 7 years ago

    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.

  • ToxicInk

    ToxicInk said 7 years ago

    Thats one craft i've always wanted to learn.

  • LulaMatilda

    LulaMatilda said 7 years ago

    The craftsmanship and artistry featured here is really amazing.

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 7 years ago

    That is just amazing and so inspiring! :)

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 7 years ago

    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!

  • jorgensenstudio

    jorgensenstudio said 7 years ago

    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.

  • whimsypics

    whimsypics said 7 years ago

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

  • almapottery

    almapottery said 7 years ago

    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

  • bloomsnbows

    bloomsnbows said 7 years ago

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

  • BeaniPet

    BeaniPet said 7 years ago

    Just one word, Beautiful.

  • AthenaCreates

    AthenaCreates said 7 years ago

    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!

  • petenic17

    petenic17 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • trivera

    trivera said 7 years ago

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

  • LaughingHardAtLife

    LaughingHardAtLife said 7 years ago

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

  • LoriAnnEnchanted

    LoriAnnEnchanted said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • fatbeaglestudio

    fatbeaglestudio said 7 years ago

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

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 7 years ago

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

  • Ridesinnc

    Ridesinnc said 7 years ago

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

  • BellEBird

    BellEBird said 7 years ago

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

  • tammalicious925

    tammalicious925 said 7 years ago

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

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • koobearkreations

    koobearkreations said 7 years ago

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

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 7 years ago

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

  • VerreDesign

    VerreDesign said 7 years ago

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

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 7 years ago

    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.

  • ABabneauArt

    ABabneauArt said 7 years ago

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

  • utilitu

    utilitu said 7 years ago

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

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube said 7 years ago

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

  • cherrycreek

    cherrycreek said 7 years ago

    So very cool! Thank you for posting that!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed this, thank you!

  • laurenwojenski

    laurenwojenski said 7 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Amazing Very hard work, and love all the pillows

  • gmone86

    gmone86 said 7 years ago

    i love this process video well done

  • merrycherry1023

    merrycherry1023 said 7 years ago

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

  • blurinoutline

    blurinoutline said 7 years ago

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

  • slomoko

    slomoko said 7 years ago

    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.

  • CrownBindery

    CrownBindery said 7 years ago

    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!

  • mccalkins

    mccalkins said 7 years ago

    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!

  • beccainaustin

    beccainaustin said 7 years ago

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

  • WoodysFlies

    WoodysFlies said 7 years ago

    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.

  • CasaCullen

    CasaCullen said 7 years ago

    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

  • invernessstudios

    invernessstudios said 7 years ago

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

  • ohmarie

    ohmarie said 7 years ago

    Awesome!

  • juliegarces

    juliegarces said 7 years ago

    holy crap, i freaking love it!

  • sewmatesdenver

    sewmatesdenver said 7 years ago

    Fantastic pillows! Such a great, creative idea.

  • tobedetermined

    tobedetermined said 7 years ago

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

  • mlcarnelli

    mlcarnelli said 7 years ago

    Love the style!!!

  • gingerpower

    gingerpower said 7 years ago

    Please please please!

  • imaginebelievecreate

    imaginebelievecreate said 7 years ago

    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!

  • matildyjanedesigns

    matildyjanedesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow! What a cool pillow!

  • bymyelf

    bymyelf said 7 years ago

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

  • FASHIONRERUN

    FASHIONRERUN said 7 years ago

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

  • kellybot

    kellybot said 7 years ago

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

  • sewkniit

    sewkniit said 7 years ago

    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

  • GardenAngels

    GardenAngels said 7 years ago

    ooooooooooo la la!!!

  • magpiedpiper

    magpiedpiper said 7 years ago

    That is so cool!

  • veganpumpkinpie

    veganpumpkinpie said 7 years ago

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

  • ilgattoselvatico

    ilgattoselvatico said 7 years ago

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

  • hawaiibeads

    hawaiibeads said 7 years ago

    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.

  • pattycat

    pattycat said 7 years ago

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

  • harri063

    harri063 said 7 years ago

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

  • woolsolution

    woolsolution said 7 years ago

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

  • misspricklypear

    misspricklypear said 7 years ago

    Can I work for you?

  • taffyyarn

    taffyyarn said 7 years ago

    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.

  • p6a7k

    p6a7k said 7 years ago

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

  • santokivintage

    santokivintage said 7 years ago

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

  • LindaLee99

    LindaLee99 said 7 years ago

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

  • Lilikin14

    Lilikin14 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • mamabstrunk

    mamabstrunk said 7 years ago

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

  • strummerdundee

    strummerdundee said 7 years ago

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

  • contemori

    contemori said 7 years ago

    wow!!! really fab!

  • margotk

    margotk said 7 years ago

    I love willie!

  • altaylor8

    altaylor8 said 7 years ago

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

  • DSSDesigns

    DSSDesigns said 7 years ago

    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!

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer said 7 years ago

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

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

    So inspiring, keep up the great work ladies!

  • danikai

    danikai said 7 years ago

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

  • greenspringstudio

    greenspringstudio said 7 years ago

    Love your fabric! Nice work!

  • citlali

    citlali said 7 years ago

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

  • greenspringstudio

    greenspringstudio said 7 years ago

    Great fabric!

  • caima

    caima said 7 years ago

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

  • doctorkk

    doctorkk said 7 years ago

    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

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 7 years ago

    Such talent and great work!

  • KaleahOtt

    KaleahOtt said 7 years ago

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

  • noodleandlouvintage

    noodleandlouvintage said 7 years ago

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

  • fruitflypie

    fruitflypie said 7 years ago

    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. :)

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 7 years ago

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

  • StellarRelics

    StellarRelics said 7 years ago

    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:)

  • Katydidnt2

    Katydidnt2 said 7 years ago

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

  • msylvester227

    msylvester227 said 7 years ago

    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".

  • foureyedgirl

    foureyedgirl said 7 years ago

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

  • Katydidnt2

    Katydidnt2 said 7 years ago

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

  • sistersilver

    sistersilver said 7 years ago

    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!

  • angelheadedhipster

    angelheadedhipster said 7 years ago

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

  • rockstarcrafter

    rockstarcrafter said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • lindsayruck

    lindsayruck said 7 years ago

    I love the willie nelson pillows!

  • mermaidtoes

    mermaidtoes said 7 years ago

    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!!!!!

  • smithtemple

    smithtemple said 7 years ago

    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.

  • heidigreen84

    heidigreen84 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • marinakrikorian

    marinakrikorian said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, these are awesome!!!

  • starlitt

    starlitt said 7 years ago

    love this stuff - really beautiful!

  • Amandafiebing

    Amandafiebing said 7 years ago

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

  • ANGELsTIME

    ANGELsTIME said 7 years ago

    I know the perfect person to receive the Willie pillow!

  • GottaHaveThatPurse

    GottaHaveThatPurse said 7 years ago

    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.

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 7 years ago

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

  • mtskub

    mtskub said 7 years ago

    wow! everything is just amazing!

  • mbvallely

    mbvallely said 7 years ago

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

  • lombardot

    lombardot said 7 years ago

    Great items! You guys are really talented.

  • skelkat

    skelkat said 7 years ago

    Love your work. Keep on stitchin'!

  • bridgehunter

    bridgehunter said 7 years ago

    Willie pillow? Yes, please!

  • siefert2

    siefert2 said 7 years ago

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

  • rachela99

    rachela99 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • moondogfarm

    moondogfarm said 7 years ago

    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!

  • marygracethomas

    marygracethomas said 7 years ago

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

  • allabouthenna

    allabouthenna said 7 years ago

    Great stuff!!!

  • jaquelinehurtado

    jaquelinehurtado said 7 years ago

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

  • onemartiniatatime

    onemartiniatatime said 7 years ago

    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!

  • vintagemeljones

    vintagemeljones said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 7 years ago

    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.

  • jlmcelfresh

    jlmcelfresh said 7 years ago

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

  • desertdreamstudios

    desertdreamstudios said 7 years ago

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

  • michaelsnoopygirl

    michaelsnoopygirl said 7 years ago

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

  • laurabucci

    laurabucci said 7 years ago

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

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM said 7 years ago

    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)

  • julieamandawatson

    julieamandawatson said 7 years ago

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

  • ChristinaWard

    ChristinaWard said 7 years ago

    Neato! I love the Willie pillow.

  • JuneB

    JuneB said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and gorgeous fabrics!!!

  • degage

    degage said 7 years ago

    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!

  • keschoener

    keschoener said 7 years ago

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

  • feartheamygdala

    feartheamygdala said 7 years ago

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

  • sivadyak

    sivadyak said 7 years ago

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

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers said 7 years ago

    Perfectly wonderful!!

  • AlliesAdornments

    AlliesAdornments said 7 years ago

    Are the Willie pillows made with hemp fabric? hah

  • WiseBlueOwl

    WiseBlueOwl said 7 years ago

    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.

  • thehauntedstudio

    thehauntedstudio said 7 years ago

    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

  • niseylee

    niseylee said 7 years ago

    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.

  • shedesigns4u

    shedesigns4u said 7 years ago

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

  • CathisKreations

    CathisKreations said 7 years ago

    Very Cute!

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 7 years ago

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

  • yumenohoshi

    yumenohoshi said 7 years ago

    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!

  • fuzzymama

    fuzzymama said 7 years ago

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

  • rmb1380

    rmb1380 said 7 years ago

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

  • merewup25

    merewup25 said 7 years ago

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

  • meganrhodes

    meganrhodes said 7 years ago

    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!

  • shesacrafty1

    shesacrafty1 said 7 years ago

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

  • BeadinWymn64

    BeadinWymn64 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • jbug85021

    jbug85021 said 7 years ago

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

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow said 7 years ago

    WOW! Your work is fabulous!

  • pinemagazine

    pinemagazine said 7 years ago

    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!

  • littlebusybird

    littlebusybird said 7 years ago

    I love the budding trees pillow! Beautiful fabrics!

  • MarthaHaskins

    MarthaHaskins said 7 years ago

    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

  • debbyauble

    debbyauble said 7 years ago

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

  • TheHappySoul

    TheHappySoul said 7 years ago

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

  • bigdreamdesigns

    bigdreamdesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • katsagerine

    katsagerine said 7 years ago

    "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

  • rharney

    rharney said 7 years ago

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

  • nikimarkoff

    nikimarkoff said 7 years ago

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

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 7 years ago

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

  • luna1996

    luna1996 said 7 years ago

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

  • ecram1

    ecram1 said 7 years ago

    I love your pilows!

  • aasall

    aasall said 7 years ago

    I love it! so cute.

  • tessfarmer

    tessfarmer said 7 years ago

    My dad has to have a Willie pillow!

  • Iris4Daly

    Iris4Daly said 7 years ago

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

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns said 7 years ago

    Great article! Very inspiring. :)

  • ronniegunn

    ronniegunn said 7 years ago

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

  • JamieJezebel

    JamieJezebel said 7 years ago

    Great use of color!

  • henhead7

    henhead7 said 7 years ago

    LOVE the Willie pillow!

  • keppel23

    keppel23 said 7 years ago

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

  • LilDutchGirlDesigns

    LilDutchGirlDesigns said 7 years ago

    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!

  • ohsusannasjewelry

    ohsusannasjewelry said 7 years ago

    awesomely awesome. Seriously.

  • baileysendsword

    baileysendsword said 7 years ago

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

  • Bicycletricycle

    Bicycletricycle said 7 years ago

    An amazing craft to know. Great job gals!

  • RatherBeSewing

    RatherBeSewing said 7 years ago

    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.

  • olismum

    olismum said 7 years ago

    Willie Rocks.

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic said 7 years ago

    An intimidating process but a beautiful finished product!

  • rooosevelt

    rooosevelt said 7 years ago

    Hey look! I commented! Yayyy

  • pmgiles

    pmgiles said 7 years ago

    Lovely and Amazing :-)

  • paddyridge

    paddyridge said 7 years ago

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

  • mevans519

    mevans519 said 7 years ago

    Too fun!

  • leeleeandthebee

    leeleeandthebee said 7 years ago

    Beautiful colours and so much fun!

  • mynhier

    mynhier said 7 years ago

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

  • MissBakerStitches

    MissBakerStitches said 7 years ago

    Just lovely... the fabrics are so wonderful

  • gelatindracula

    gelatindracula said 7 years ago

    Wonderful stuff! I love those Willie pillows!

  • jbhood

    jbhood said 7 years ago

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

  • crazyhappenings

    crazyhappenings said 7 years ago

    Great video, thanks for sharing!

  • CottonwoodStudio

    CottonwoodStudio said 7 years ago

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

  • eidolon

    eidolon said 7 years ago

    Willie pillow!! It looks great.

  • elvish

    elvish said 7 years ago

    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!

  • LeighWPhotos

    LeighWPhotos said 7 years ago

    Cool!

  • HungryLittleFlower

    HungryLittleFlower said 7 years ago

    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.

  • aleneve

    aleneve said 7 years ago

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

  • tvelazqu

    tvelazqu said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Sypria

    Sypria said 7 years ago

    The use of such beautiful colors is inspiring!

  • buttersnaps

    buttersnaps said 7 years ago

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

  • zulay

    zulay said 7 years ago

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

  • singingtoyourself

    singingtoyourself said 7 years ago

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

  • FanseeFido

    FanseeFido said 7 years ago

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

  • SunShowerJournals

    SunShowerJournals said 7 years ago

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

  • rEvolutionPaperArt

    rEvolutionPaperArt said 7 years ago

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

  • MunchkinsAllAround

    MunchkinsAllAround said 7 years ago

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

  • sweetpumpkinpress

    sweetpumpkinpress said 7 years ago

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

  • BejeweledBride

    BejeweledBride said 7 years ago

    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!

  • bdorf

    bdorf said 7 years ago

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

  • Pua52

    Pua52 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • franklymydearjewelry

    franklymydearjewelry said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Laurasil

    Laurasil said 7 years ago

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

  • sramstad

    sramstad said 7 years ago

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

  • zebisisdesigns

    zebisisdesigns said 7 years ago

    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!

  • alycejane

    alycejane said 7 years ago

    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!

  • didgeridoo15

    didgeridoo15 said 7 years ago

    Willie pillow - fun!

  • annieofallon

    annieofallon said 7 years ago

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

  • kmay3

    kmay3 said 7 years ago

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

  • winnieandfern

    winnieandfern said 7 years ago

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

  • piper216

    piper216 said 7 years ago

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

  • shannonlala

    shannonlala said 7 years ago

    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!

  • DaHairDocBeautyQueen

    DaHairDocBeautyQueen said 7 years ago

    "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!"

  • sparky615

    sparky615 said 7 years ago

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

  • alfierules

    alfierules said 7 years ago

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

  • alix4905

    alix4905 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • aritchie88

    aritchie88 said 7 years ago

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

  • TheLilacLady

    TheLilacLady said 7 years ago

    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.

  • beccaray23

    beccaray23 said 7 years ago

    LOVE your store! Makes me feel inspired:)

  • fadingendlessly

    fadingendlessly said 7 years ago

    love!

  • psbrush

    psbrush said 7 years ago

    willie, willie, willie

  • lillith

    lillith said 7 years ago

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

  • rmnuss

    rmnuss said 7 years ago

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

  • ElenaKulikova

    ElenaKulikova said 7 years ago

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

  • wildnurse63

    wildnurse63 said 7 years ago

    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?!!

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 7 years ago

    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.

  • czeringue

    czeringue said 7 years ago

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

  • sheepscotrivertrader

    sheepscotrivertrader said 7 years ago

    Love the prints! Very nice work!!

  • Belleamia

    Belleamia said 7 years ago

    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.

  • EverydayInventors

    EverydayInventors said 7 years ago

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

  • indieana

    indieana said 7 years ago

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

  • slidesideways

    slidesideways said 7 years ago

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

  • larysakobzey1

    larysakobzey1 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 7 years ago

    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.

  • ksxstitch

    ksxstitch said 7 years ago

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

  • Debs1953

    Debs1953 said 7 years ago

    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

  • LulaDesign

    LulaDesign said 7 years ago

    Love your sense of color and love Willie too.

  • emersonsmom

    emersonsmom said 7 years ago

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

  • shortyj1978

    shortyj1978 said 7 years ago

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

  • suzannedesigns

    suzannedesigns said 7 years ago

    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!

  • jerryandjudy

    jerryandjudy said 7 years ago

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

  • megmegsmeg

    megmegsmeg said 7 years ago

    these are fabulous. love them!

  • BethOtt44

    BethOtt44 said 7 years ago

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

  • Pipesinger

    Pipesinger said 7 years ago

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

  • neveralone

    neveralone said 7 years ago

    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.

  • apronbetty

    apronbetty said 7 years ago

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

  • weddingbelles

    weddingbelles said 7 years ago

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

  • gremlina

    gremlina said 7 years ago

    would totally make my room. beautiful!

  • manivelle

    manivelle said 7 years ago

    how about a willow pilly?

  • yufamizum

    yufamizum said 7 years ago

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

  • ILoveWillie

    ILoveWillie said 7 years ago

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

  • darlaandkeith

    darlaandkeith said 7 years ago

    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!

  • freshmonkeybrain

    freshmonkeybrain said 7 years ago

    "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"

  • FlattailFarmFancy

    FlattailFarmFancy said 7 years ago

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

  • sarahtwn2

    sarahtwn2 said 7 years ago

    I love it all. Superb!

  • goffen

    goffen said 7 years ago

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

  • FlattailFarmFancy

    FlattailFarmFancy said 7 years ago

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

  • headache23

    headache23 said 7 years ago

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

  • ArtisanSoapSpa

    ArtisanSoapSpa said 7 years ago

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

  • LoveOnAString

    LoveOnAString said 7 years ago

    Beautiful craft! Love the pillows!!!!

  • hopgrasser

    hopgrasser said 7 years ago

    dear sprucehome, thanks for being so great!

  • Chelsae7louise

    Chelsae7louise said 7 years ago

    Ahh! i love your work! :)

  • aludden

    aludden said 7 years ago

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

  • IINK

    IINK said 7 years ago

    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.

  • dekama3

    dekama3 said 7 years ago

    I'm proud:)

  • thegrayhair

    thegrayhair said 7 years ago

    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!

  • kitchenjl

    kitchenjl said 7 years ago

    ah I wish i could reupholster everything in my house!

  • vintagedresser

    vintagedresser said 7 years ago

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

  • cmoreno91

    cmoreno91 said 7 years ago

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

  • CamilleMarie

    CamilleMarie said 7 years ago

    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!

  • dslawsby

    dslawsby said 7 years ago

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

  • lindyo

    lindyo said 7 years ago

    Love Willie and love seeing the process.

  • shazavery

    shazavery said 7 years ago

    your work is exquisite!

  • sheephead

    sheephead said 7 years ago

    Wow - those are willie nice pillows!

  • mermoch

    mermoch said 7 years ago

    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!

  • RedbirdGreen

    RedbirdGreen said 7 years ago

    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 ;-)

  • BeesAndTrees

    BeesAndTrees said 7 years ago

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

  • mstong

    mstong said 7 years ago

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

  • magiemay

    magiemay said 7 years ago

    Just love that pillow!!!

  • MultifacetedVenture

    MultifacetedVenture said 7 years ago

    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!

  • MooshooSkinny

    MooshooSkinny said 7 years ago

    Fabulous!!! What a great shop.

  • CreativeThing

    CreativeThing said 7 years ago

    Loooooooooove the pillows and chairs also !

  • LailaAndMe

    LailaAndMe said 7 years ago

    What amazing work!!!

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead said 7 years ago

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

  • jssk6

    jssk6 said 7 years ago

    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

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop said 7 years ago

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

  • Clee

    Clee said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Mantragems

    Mantragems said 7 years ago

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

  • sewnsunday

    sewnsunday said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • mantyjen

    mantyjen said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • bridetobekatie

    bridetobekatie said 7 years ago

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

  • zelliesaurus

    zelliesaurus said 7 years ago

    veeerry awesome, i'm a huge fan

  • CowboyCrazyCreations

    CowboyCrazyCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • belsbakery

    belsbakery said 7 years ago

    Love the work. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • CowboyCrazyCreations

    CowboyCrazyCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • nesdel24

    nesdel24 said 7 years ago

    loving the patterns. very cute.

  • beulahviola

    beulahviola said 7 years ago

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

  • MDIVintageArt

    MDIVintageArt said 7 years ago

    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.

  • HollyStorm

    HollyStorm said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • snugglepuppy1

    snugglepuppy1 said 7 years ago

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

  • ALRadz

    ALRadz said 7 years ago

    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.

  • UniquelyYours89

    UniquelyYours89 said 7 years ago

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

  • Biggie

    Biggie said 7 years ago

    yeah! awesome stuff!

  • WhileWandering

    WhileWandering said 7 years ago

    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

  • lemonfreshlaura

    lemonfreshlaura said 7 years ago

    The Willie pillows are AMAZEBALLS!

  • Sunshine4434

    Sunshine4434 said 7 years ago

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

  • 3squares

    3squares said 7 years ago

    incredible work! love the video.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • NicheWomensClothing

    NicheWomensClothing said 7 years ago

    Beautiful fabrics and beautiful craftsmanship!

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey said 7 years ago

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

  • angrykitty

    angrykitty said 7 years ago

    Wow those are fantastic!!!!

  • lindseyburrows

    lindseyburrows said 7 years ago

    Love those Willie pillows!

  • inkwhimsy

    inkwhimsy said 7 years ago

    very unique! Love the products!

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette said 7 years ago

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

  • oldbutnew

    oldbutnew said 7 years ago

    Austin style and Willie cushions. Awesome. :)

  • moonovermaize

    moonovermaize said 7 years ago

    Great talent and beautiful work!

  • SandraDieckmann

    SandraDieckmann said 7 years ago

    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!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

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

  • gogosummer

    gogosummer said 7 years ago

    Those pillows are hilarious.

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 7 years ago

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

  • vintagebyalexkeller

    vintagebyalexkeller said 7 years ago

    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!

  • bitsywhimsy

    bitsywhimsy said 7 years ago

    GREAT work! Amazing talent and super neat items!

  • cleemily

    cleemily said 7 years ago

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

  • sbgretch

    sbgretch said 7 years ago

    Love these designs!

  • hopespeony

    hopespeony said 7 years ago

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

  • CharlieCarter

    CharlieCarter said 7 years ago

    Love these..I want! :)

  • jayemmare

    jayemmare said 7 years ago

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

  • sarahwjones

    sarahwjones said 7 years ago

    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!

  • thecolournerd

    thecolournerd said 7 years ago

    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

  • britbrat289

    britbrat289 said 7 years ago

    The fabric is amazing!

  • InviteMe

    InviteMe said 7 years ago

    These are the bomb dot com!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • CityOnAHillCreations

    CityOnAHillCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • crybabycrafts

    crybabycrafts said 7 years ago

    Really beautiful work....:)

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 7 years ago

    nice article thanks!

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 7 years ago

    Love everything! :)

  • westmama

    westmama said 7 years ago

    love this

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 7 years ago

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

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 said 7 years ago

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

  • rhondak

    rhondak said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • foreversaved

    foreversaved said 7 years ago

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

  • midnightstarglass

    midnightstarglass said 7 years ago

    y'all have me all inspired :)

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • Studio827KC

    Studio827KC said 7 years ago

    Simply amazing! The colors and patterns are beautiful!

  • olivierjohanna

    olivierjohanna said 7 years ago

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

  • Osofaux

    Osofaux said 7 years ago

    Oh wow!! I just love this!!

  • dodara123

    dodara123 said 7 years ago

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

  • cupkozy

    cupkozy said 7 years ago

    You guys rule! I love Willie Nelson <3

  • cathytrott

    cathytrott said 7 years ago

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

  • thevintagegreen

    thevintagegreen said 7 years ago

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

  • rawartletterpress

    rawartletterpress said 7 years ago

    yipppeee! great work!

  • annaowl

    annaowl said 7 years ago

    my fingers crossed for willie.

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 7 years ago

    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!

  • akonzelman

    akonzelman said 7 years ago

    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.

  • airportlovestory

    airportlovestory said 7 years ago

    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

  • Amandaaz3

    Amandaaz3 said 7 years ago

    Awesome video! God, Etsy is like my crack.

  • justforkeeps

    justforkeeps said 7 years ago

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

  • katyatchison

    katyatchison said 7 years ago

    Really amazing! Inspiring even!!

  • fiberfads

    fiberfads said 7 years ago

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

  • jonwen45

    jonwen45 said 7 years ago

    Love your work and love Willie Pillows

  • inwonoh

    inwonoh said 7 years ago

    Beautiful stuff!

  • AtlasSigns

    AtlasSigns said 7 years ago

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

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree said 7 years ago

    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?

  • beautifulanodyne

    beautifulanodyne said 7 years ago

    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!

  • thepurplepainter

    thepurplepainter said 7 years ago

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

  • barefootdandelion

    barefootdandelion said 7 years ago

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

  • BreatheBeauty

    BreatheBeauty said 7 years ago

    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!

  • RameOttone

    RameOttone said 7 years ago

    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!

  • jenninesjewelry

    jenninesjewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • ScenicRoots

    ScenicRoots said 7 years ago

    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.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    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!

  • gypsiwoman

    gypsiwoman said 7 years ago

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

  • EMajorPearls

    EMajorPearls said 7 years ago

    I'd love to win a pillow! Thanks!

  • melanieperalto28

    melanieperalto28 said 7 years ago

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

  • funretro

    funretro said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • ShesSoChic

    ShesSoChic said 7 years ago

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

  • ElainaLouiseStudios

    ElainaLouiseStudios said 7 years ago

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

  • jillhannah

    jillhannah said 7 years ago

    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?

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 said 7 years ago

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

  • boomtickypop

    boomtickypop said 7 years ago

    Sweet Boots ;)

  • aplanetnamedjanet

    aplanetnamedjanet said 7 years ago

    The Willie pillows are really cool.

  • amabell

    amabell said 7 years ago

    such great inspiration, love it.

  • lingsbling

    lingsbling said 7 years ago

    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. ♥

  • lovebunnies210

    lovebunnies210 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • FrenchKnot2U

    FrenchKnot2U said 7 years ago

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

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Wowapi

    Wowapi said 7 years ago

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

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth said 7 years ago

    Really great items. Love all the fabrics.

  • spunkichick25

    spunkichick25 said 7 years ago

    This girl NEEDS a Willie pillow. For reals

  • Annabell1230

    Annabell1230 said 7 years ago

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

  • vitalsplease

    vitalsplease said 7 years ago

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

  • mbrignall

    mbrignall said 7 years ago

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

  • Cottonhead

    Cottonhead said 7 years ago

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

  • CleverLittleThings

    CleverLittleThings said 7 years ago

    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!

  • TapitasDeVida

    TapitasDeVida said 7 years ago

    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.

  • LaLaTexas

    LaLaTexas said 7 years ago

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

  • flawed

    flawed said 7 years ago

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

  • PlutosGiftShop

    PlutosGiftShop said 7 years ago

    Super cool! Great Fabrics!

  • sugarlilydesigns

    sugarlilydesigns said 7 years ago

    Very, very cool, LOVE it! sugarlilydesigns

  • sugarlilydesigns

    sugarlilydesigns said 7 years ago

    Super cool, LOVE it! sugarlilydesigns

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 7 years ago

    cool bright creations!

  • juicylotus

    juicylotus said 7 years ago

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

  • jcisco112

    jcisco112 said 7 years ago

    Love your stuff! Beautiful!!

  • KellyLabbq

    KellyLabbq said 7 years ago

    Pick me, I am so excited!

  • srpotter

    srpotter said 7 years ago

    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!

  • bechem

    bechem said 7 years ago

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

  • lovelui

    lovelui said 7 years ago

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

  • VibrantTrains

    VibrantTrains said 7 years ago

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

  • getdownlouis

    getdownlouis said 7 years ago

    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.

  • TheVintageHandbag

    TheVintageHandbag said 7 years ago

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

  • baptox

    baptox said 6 years ago

    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.

  • orangesugar

    orangesugar said 6 years ago

    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?

  • sierraml75

    sierraml75 said 6 years ago

    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!

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