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Monday, November 4, 2013

Spruce DIY upholstery book giveaway


Let me get right to the point. I'm giving away a gorgeous DIY book courtesy of Storey Publishing that sells for $35.

Skip to the end if you are only here for free stuff.

For the rest of you, here is a peek inside of Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design, a new book by Amanda Brown. Amanda, who runs Spruce Upholstery in Austin, is one of those genius people who started pairing modern fabrics with vintage furniture pieces. Her tutorials have been featured on HGTV and Design Sponge

Bromeliad the blog is all about reuse, and rescuing solidly made furniture and giving it a makeover is a big-ticket way to reduce waste.

This hardcover book offers gorgeous photography along with detailed step-by-step instructions. It's not just an inspiration book. It's a true do-it-yourself guide. Every step of every project is included, along with photos. 




Part of Amanda's skill is pairing modern fabrics with a vintage upholstery shape, as the examples below show.


The book makes it seem that if you've got the the equipment and space and a tiny bit of spatial intelligence,   a serious upholstery project is within your ability. I have none of those. My only big furniture project - a slipcover I did a few years ago - nearly killed me.  But Spruce did inspire me to drag out this little thrift store footstool and cover it in something fabulous and weird. Right now I'm considering cobalt blue snake.


To enter the giveaway, just be a follower and leave a comment below. Leave extra comments if you mention the giveaway on other social media.  

And don't stop there. You have seven more chances to win by visiting the following blogs: 


Here's more info about the the Spruce book:

And various social media:
Twitter: @StoreyPub, @SpruceHome, #SpruceBook

Enter away!

42 comments:

  1. Do it! We're obsessed with the potential for that tiny pop of cobalt! xx

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  2. I've always wanted to try upholstery! Like you, I'm all about rescuing things and making them "new" again. Looks like a great book.

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  3. You KNOW I'm not just here for the giveaway, but this book does look pretty awesome. I always love a good upholstery before and after.

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  4. Modern fabric + vintage furniture tops my fav style list. Learning how to upholster is on my to-do list. This book seems written for me :) The sample pages in your post have a nice clean, easy to use layout and gorgeous vignettes ... even someone lacking interest in upholstery would probably enjoy this book!

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  5. Please enter me - I have been recovering benches all of my life, and I REALLY want to move up to winged back chairs... ;)

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  6. Amazing before and after pics! I love these kinds of projects they are a must! I live for this stuff..

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  7. Initially here for the book give away, but will be adding your blog to my weekly read list. Thanks

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  8. we are bonkers for old furniture, but could really use a guide!

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  9. I would love to try this book out - and I have the perfect chair to try it on!

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  10. I have been dying to try my hand at upholstery but I have no clue where to begin! This would be an AMAZING book to have!

    Newest follower!

    ♥ Duckie.

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  11. I have four chairs that need to be re-upholstered. I'm intimidated and this book is my solution to do it myself!

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  12. I have four ugly chairs and this book would be perfect to help me to take on these projects!

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  14. Wonderful post! Thanks for writing about Spruce. The Sprucettes are looking forward to see what you end up doing with that cobalt blue fabric! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, and follow our blog tour on social media by using #sprucebook!

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  15. I have a couple chairs that I would LOVE to refresh with the help of this book!

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  16. That book looks amazing. I have a bunch of ugly chairs that I'm dying to reupholster.

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  18. I'd love to see more of the photos and read the book. Thanks

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  19. The book give away brought me, but your blog will keep me coming back! :)

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  20. The book give away brought me, but your blog will keep me coming back. : )

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  21. Oh this looks like a great book!

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    1. Hi Rai, you are random number 19 and the winner of the book!

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    2. Rai, congratulations on winning! Woo-hoo! We'd love to hear what you think of the book and encourage you to write a review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Spruce-Step-Step-Upholstery-Design/dp/1612121373
      Samantha, thank you for writing about Spruce! Best, Clarisa

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  22. This looks like a great book! I'm getting into modifying and building my own furniture so will be needing something like this.

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  23. i keep looking at these ideas. I have several pieces that I would so like to re-upholster but always hesitate...maybe a book like this might help get over the fear!

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  24. I love looking at these ideas. I wish I could get over my fears and give this a try on a couple of pieces I have...maybe a book like might help!

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  25. Would love to win this beautiful book full of ideas!

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  26. Having this kind of chair make the house more attractive.

    check this out

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  27. Love the look of this book - thank you for the opportunity!

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  28. This book looks like a great resource! I could use the help.

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  29. How perfect, I've been wanting to reupholster my chair for months! I even have the fabric, just too intimidated to get started!

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  30. I want this book so bad! What a fantastic giveaway!

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  31. I want this book so very much! It looks amazing!

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  32. Back Tracked and found you via Making it Lovely! I really need this book! :)

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  33. Back tracked and found you via Making it Lovely, I really need this book :)

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  34. I already have this book on my wishlist! would love to win it!

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  35. So many projects, so little knowledge. This would really help me out!

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  36. So many projects, so little knowledge. This book could really help me out!

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  37. THere are a couple of chairs I'd like to recover...this would be a big help!

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  38. I have several chairs that could use a new look!

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