Merry Christmas to All

Christmas is upon us. The tree is up and the stockings hung. Now that you have finished putting out all of the previous years’ decorations, you realize some are looking a little tired and not quite as festive as before. You also want to add Texas flair to your look this year. A few simple, inexpensive updates along with a little creative thinking can spark new life and fun in your Holiday décor. Spruce up that wreath with a vibrant new ribbon and bow. Supplement your Christmas tree with large …

First Impression

Summer is here and guests are arriving. What will be their first impression of your home? With just a few simple creative ideas, you can make your home memorable and inviting to all who visit. Your home’s exterior is the first feature guests see. Clearing clutter from the lawn and front porch is a quick and easy way to boost the curb appeal. A clear and well marked pathway to the front door lets people know you want them to be there. As your guest makes their way to the …

Dinner Is Served

The doorbell is ringing. The guests are here. It’s your first dinner party of the season. You have been planning this for weeks. Did you forget anything? A quick glance at the table sends your thoughts back to all of the preparations that went in to the evening’s event. It all started about three weeks before when you decided you were ready for a party. In the early stages of planning, the first decisions made were what the theme should be, if any, and the menu. It was fun looking …

Rescue, Restore, Redecorate!

By Reba Byrd and Gerry Clampitt As soon as I saw the Amy Howard at Home presentation at Market, I knew I had found the best paints and finishes to sell in my store. What makes Amy Howard products stand out above the rest? It is not just about paint! Her love and respect of fine old furniture comes through. “Breathing life into home decor pieces that otherwise would be discarded has become a tremendous passion of mine”, Howard said. “The construction and integrity of older furniture is unquestionable, especially …

Amy Howard Paint Classes Are Starting!

The Holidays are over and we are ready to learn something new and exciting. The beginning class covers One Step paint and Amy Howard finishes, including gilding, waxing, and antiquing. Space is limited so call us today @ (800) 982-7424 to reserve a spot! We look forward to seeing you! Three Hour Sessions will be held each Tuesday from 9AM to 12PM, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM, and Saturday from 9AM to 12PM. Our Introductory Offer for the One Step Paint Class for the month of February is only $95 …

Home For The Holidays

by Theresa Brooks This year welcome the holiday season! Embrace the spirit of good will to all. Give all those around you, even that crazy driver in front of you, that little bit of extra grace. Spread kindness and graciousness to all. When you get frustrated with all the seasonal details ladies and gentlemen remember why we do it. This is why we decorate, this is why we spend time and money on our homes, this is why we work so hard to surround ourselves with beauty, and it is …

SPRUCE Upholstery: Book Signing with Amanda Brown – Dec. 14

We’re excited to announce that Austin’s own, Amanda Brown, will be at Cowgirls & Lace (Dripping Springs) on December 14 to celebrate her new book, SPRUCE: A Step-By-Step Guide To Upholstery And Design. Amanda Brown left her day job to start Spruce, a furniture design studio in Austin, Texas. Her fresh aesthetic for interiors has garnered acclaim from publications that include the New York Times, Metropolitan Home, and Southern Living. SPRUCE: A Step-By-Step Guide To Upholstery And Design is a complete course in the art of taking furniture down to …