After a fire destroyed all of Amanda Brown’s garage apartment belongings years ago, the lover of vintage treasures felt the pressure of an insurance deadline and stepped into a big box store to purchase a living room set.
She had brand new furniture but missed the thrill of hunting for creative pieces in flea markets and thrift stores. Soon the Austinite began trading out her new furniture for older pieces. Brown, 31, enrolled in upholstery classes and devoured books and videos about the skill, which allowed her to transform her furniture.
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Book signing for “Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design”
When: Nov. 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Spruce Upholstery also offers classes, special events and upholstery services. Learn more at spruceaustin.com.