Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

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by Amanda Brown
     
 

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UPDATE YOUR HOME WITH A FURNITURE MAKEOVER

Customize your home with one-of-a-kind upholstered pieces spruced up with contemporary fabrics and fresh details. Amanda Brown's expert instructions - and more than 900 step-by-step photographs - guide you through stripping your furniture down to the frame and then creating exciting new pieces. From calculating

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UPDATE YOUR HOME WITH A FURNITURE MAKEOVER

Customize your home with one-of-a-kind upholstered pieces spruced up with contemporary fabrics and fresh details. Amanda Brown's expert instructions - and more than 900 step-by-step photographs - guide you through stripping your furniture down to the frame and then creating exciting new pieces. From calculating yardage to diamond tufting and attaching webbing, here are all the skills you need to elevate that thrift store sofa and your grandmother's slipper chair from frumpy to fabulous.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 09/01/2013
Brown, a professional upholsterer in Austin, TX, knows how to breathe life into tired old furnishings. Her style is hip, eclectic, and delightful, and she injects her personality into the projects, showing off her upholstery prowess. Brown rounds out the manual by offering interior design options. Accompanying photographs demonstrate technique and illustrate each step. Readers will find information on skills requiring more detail, such as sewing and stripping furniture, in the appendixes. VERDICT Though the author only covers five projects—a sofa, an ottoman, and three chairs—she does so in such great depth that quality wins out over quantity. Upholstering is for the brave, and there are a lot of specialty tools here that might intimidate would-be DIYers. Despite these limitations, this is a wonderfully readable volume that speaks to current style. Very highly recommended for any DIY collection.
Design*Sponge - Grace Bonney
Few things make me happier than watching the people we work with here at D*S do well. Amanda Brown fromSprucehas been ourresident upholstery expertfor a while and we were thrilled when she told us she was working on a book. That gorgeous book,Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design, officially launched yesterday and is chock-full of beautiful (and helpful) upholstery instructions, illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs. Upholstery has always been daunting to me, but Amanda is an excellent teacher and everything she’s shared in this book will help you master the techniques and skills you need to reupholsteranypiece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.

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If you have ever had an inkling to try to upholster a thrift store find, this awesome book can show you how.

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“Brown, a professional upholsterer in Austin, TX, knows how to breathe life into tired old furnishings. Her style is hip, eclectic, and delightful, and she injects her personality into the projects, showing off her upholstery prowess. Brown rounds out the manual by offering interior design options. Accompanying photographs demonstrate technique and illustrate each step. Readers will find information on skills requiring much more detail, such as the sewing and stripping furniture, in the appendixes. VERDICT Though the author only covers five projects — a sofa, an ottoman, and three chairs — she does so in such great depth that quality wins out over quantity. Upholstering is for the brave, and there are a lot of specialty tools here that might intimidate would-be DIYers. Despite these limitations, this is a wonderfully readable volume that speaks to current style. Very highly recommended for any DIY collection.” — Library Journal, starred review

Few things make me happier than watching the people we work with here at D*S do well. Amanda Brown fromSprucehas been ourresident upholstery expertfor a while and we were thrilled when she told us she was working on a book. That gorgeous book,Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design, officially launched yesterday and is chock-full of beautiful (and helpful) upholstery instructions, illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs. Upholstery has always been daunting to me, but Amanda is an excellent teacher and everything she’s shared in this book will help you master the techniques and skills you need to reupholsteranypiece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.

If you have ever had an inkling to try to upholster a thrift store find, this awesome book can show you how.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603429030
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
226,095
File size:
68 MB
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Amanda made a stunning sofa for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I walked away coveting the sofa, the life she built, and her creative success.

— Vanessa Price, Senior Design Producer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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