Austin-Based Interior Designer & Design*Sponge Blogger Amanda Brown speaking & signing Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery & Design DIY enthusiasts, join us tonight for lessons in how to turn that thrift store couch with the hideous retro pattern into a household treasure all your own. Interior designer and Design*Sponge blogger Amanda Brown will teach us how to reupholster furniture without spending a ridiculous amount of money. To prove she knows her stuff, she'll reupholster one of our own (much loved, much worn) chairs right in front of our very eyes!
See that antique couch in the thrift store, the one with stained cushions and a hideous retro pattern? It's the perfect shape, the perfect size, and the wooden legs match your living room fireplace like nothing has ever matched anything before. You don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on an upholsterer-you can create a household treasure all on your own.
Brown does more than simply relay the steps to reupholster furniture (which resemble works of art more than just chairs)-she explains why each step is necessary and why she chooses one technique over another. The forty-page appendix details specialty equipment and materials, providing readers with all the tools needed to turn a piece with potential into a piece to be proud of.
Amanda Brown left her day job in 2007 and started Spruce, a furniture redesign studio in Austin, Texas. Her fresh aesthetic for interiors has garnered acclaim from publications including the New York Times, Metropolitan Home, and Southern Living. She produced her first instructional DVD, Spruce at Home, in 2011, as the first in a series. She is also the author of the Design*Sponge. She lives in Austin, Texas.
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