I wanted to take an upholstery workshop for years and what better place than at Austin's very own Spruce Upholstery, which runs classes in everything from headboards to lampshades, but what caught my eye was the bench class. Amanda Brown, owner, ran the class with the assistance of Katherine Baronet, production Sprucette. These woman are pros and it was awesome to see them masterfully demonstrate techniques.
Tools make the job possible with scissors, safety goggles, pins, spray glue, staple removers, plyers, and my favorite the air compressor staple gun. Amanda pointed out that we will know the value of the air compressor if we had ever used a manual staple gun. She was sooooo right. It made the day's work much easier. So with that we were off!
Each student brought their own fabric. I chose a crushed velvet-y turquoise, which I wasn't sure would work! So I crossed my fingers and we got underway.
After applying the fabric I added buttons, the dust cover, and the legs. It is extremely satisfying to walk away with a newly upholstered bench! The final piece looks fabulous. I plan to use it in my studio for clients, though I love it so much I might have to put it in my bedroom to admire in my slumber. Thanks Spruce!!
Do you want to create something new for your home? Check out the Spruce Upholstery classes!