Furniture Flipping Blueprint Enrollment Opens May 27!
WANT TO MAKE MONEY BY RE-DESIGNING & UPDATING FURNITURE?
GAIN CONFIDENCE • FIND YOUR TRIBE • FAST-TRACK YOUR BUSINESS
Have you been frustrated trying to learn all the steps to creating beautiful furniture?
- Spending hours watching insanely long video tutorials and frustrated sifting through all the online info?
- Struggling to learn new techniques and feeling intimidated when asking for help?
- Purchasing products and tools you are unsure how to use?
I was too, so I created the Blueprint just for you!
- Short and to the point videos and written tutorials with tested and accurate information at your fingertips
- Recommended products listed, linked and pictured for each stage of the process
- Gain confidence and tap into your inner artist
How is Furniture Flipping Blueprint and our Insider's Group different?
- We have an amazing safe community unlike others - no drama!
- No longer do you need to try to figure it all out alone - everything is at your fingertips, online, 24/7/365.
Beverly Watson of Peach Street Restyle is one of my very talented Blueprint members who has excelled in every area of furniture flipping this past year. Though we've never met in person, I feel as though I know her and consider her a friend because she has been very active in our FFB community where we've all gotten to know one another.
<<< Listen to her story.
DISCOVERA NEW LEVEL OF ARTISTRYA NEW LEVEL OF CONFIDENCEA NEW LEVEL OF MASTERY
24/7 guidance at your fingertips.
Online. All in one place.
When Furniture Fipping Blueprint Opens, Take These Three Steps to Fast-Track Your Business!
Join Furniture Flipping Blueprint
Join Facebook FFB PRO
Commit to Doing What it Takes
INTRODUCING "THE BLUEPRINT"
When you join you will find 15+ modules, labeled and easy to navigate with the different steps you need to take from finding your piece to taking it to market.
Each is listed below in order with a detailed description.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS AND BECOME CONFIDENT?
MODULE 1 - Most Recommended Products
Stop wasting money - tap into the experience of seasoned flippers and explore our preferred strippers, primers, odor blockers, thinners & cleaners, bonding agents, tools, fillers and more. Photos, links, tips and explanations are all included.
MODULE 2 - Prepping Your Piece to Last
Are those "nonpreppers" right? Do we need to prep our pieces? Have you wondered how to go about cleaning, sanding, stripping, repairing and priming? Dispel all the myths and confusing advice with step-by-step instructions. Learn proper prep and have confidence in the quality and longevity of your product.
MODULE 3 - Repairing Your Piece
Does the thought of repairs stress you out? The quality of your repairs can make the difference between your piece looking like an amateurish piece or truly professional. I got you covered with product suggestions, how-tos, tips and examples.
MODULE 4 - Got Tools?
Have you ever been frustrated over a project taking longer than it should because you didn't have the right tool? Having the right tool can make the difference between your project taking 5 minutes or hours...and hours. No one wants to spend a boat load of cash thinking they MIGHT want a certain tool - or perhaps you may not even know what's out there.
MODULE 5 - Paint, Stain, Topcoats - Oh My!
Alkyd, latex, chalk, milk paint, mineral paint, so many choices! Oil or water base? Glaze or Stain? How about dyes, top coats, waxes? So many choices can be daunting. Get the inside scoop and save time and money!
MODULE 6 - It's Time to Paint!
Should you use a sprayer, roller or brush? How DO you use a sprayer and when and why? Explore how-to videos on spraying, avoiding brush strokes, tips on using specific paint types, etc. Want to avoid mistakes and gain insider tips? This is THAT module.
MODULE 7 - Stain Your Piece
Learn about the different types of stain, how to prepare your surface for a better outcome with tips along with videos on different ways to stain. You will find specific tips, tutorials and video on how to use Java Gel.
MODULE 8 - Is Top Coating as Scary as it Seems?
The most talked about and questioned step - top coating! This module clears up the confusion. Though preference comes by use, it helps to know the ins and outs of each product and its application. Spraying is also addressed and demonstrated. Your confidence will soar!
MODULE 9 - Don't Be Distressed Over Distressing!
Try several types of distressing, aging or antiquing outlined here to become proficient at creating the different types of looks. Or, find your fave and stick with just one. Most stop at simple sandpaper distressing and don't continue to perfect the other different techniques.
MODULE 10 - Techniques
Do you look at all the great pieces posted online and think, "OH I WISH I COULD DO THAT!" Well you can now - Creating Texture, Dry Brushing, Stenciling, Glazing, and much more, delivered one at a time for 12+ weeks!
MODULE 11 - Specialty Tools, Resources & Products
You might not even know about half of these, but once you use them - voilá! The job just became so much easier! Let's talk about glues, fasteners & clamps, tools for design, specialty brushes, stencil & trims options, online hardware stores, etc.
It's time to find your tribe.
YOU GET TO CHOOSE!
When you join on day #1, you have your choice of one of the following courses FREE:
(One Year Access)
CREATIVE KIDS FURNITURE ART
5 Week Course for Beginners
5 Week start to finish course for beginners or kids:
- Short prepping, painting, blending, stenciling, top coating videos
- Easy to understand step-by-step instructions
- 1 year access
"Val's Furniture Painting Course for Kids is a great resource. I like that her Grandson Isaac demonstrates all the instructions on the videos, making them very relatable to kids. Each video is short and easy to understand. This is a great starting point for your young painter." ~ Denise Beatty, Designs by Dee
THE REDESIGNING RUBY COURSE
10+ VIDEOS STEP-BY-STEP
This is a step-by-step video series starting out with a Prep Talk video on the 7 prep steps and then walks you through how Ruby was redesigned from start to finish.
- Paint & stencil layering
- Top coating
- Creative Retique It design
- Antiquing with gold wax accents
The Redesigning Ruby course was the subject of our latest challenge where members were challenged to reproduce Ruby using the videos in the course: "That's what this challenge is about ... And it IS challenging. My boundaries are being pushed, and scary as it is, it's also exhilarating to see the finished project ...it's gonna be great!" Lynn Murrell
→ PLUS A SECOND FAST-ACTION BONUS! ←
All GOLD members (those who join the annual) are invited to our June 28 & 29 Second Annual FFB PRO INSIDERS GROUP Meet-up for a Friday get to know one another evening and an all day Saturday workshop. (LIMITED to 8 attendees, so don't hesitate to claim your spot!)
Are You Coming?
• BONUSES For ALL New Members •
CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP
Furniture Flipping Blueprint PRO
* BONUS for ALL New FFB Members ($120/yr Value) *
- We are a small, intimate group where we enjoy being a part of a tribe of fellow artists. There's no place better than to know you are among others who "get you."
- We compare notes about furniture re-design, techniques, products, customers, sales...the whole enchilada, without anyone else on FB seeing or knowing about it. We even share a laugh or two.
- We have monthly challenges that spur us on to become better artisans and make our craft more enjoyable - by doing it together. Once you join Furniture Flipping Blueprint, FFB PRO is a free bonus to members.
FOUR MARKETING MODULES
* BONUS for ALL New FFB Members ($127/yr Value)
De-stressing the Pricing Process - Does the thought of pricing freak you out? Have you had to deal with low-ballers and complainers? This module talks about the psychology of pricing, dealing with customers, knowing your market, etc.
Staging Your Finished Piece - Entire websites have been devoted to displaying wares. Here you will find practical advice on the process. This is a huge module: lighting, backdrops & flooring, sheen or shine, props & accessories, detail shots, the MONEY SHOT, presenting ourselves professionally, etc.
The Advertising Process - Do you wonder why your pieces aren't selling? Does the marketing process eat up your time and cause you stress? Do you have your paperwork in order, know how to write a listing that opens wallets? Finding the right project pieces, using a professional photo with great descriptions, advertising, logos/watermarks knowing pricing... it all matters.
The Organized Professional - Care tags, price tags, invoices, disclaimers/contracts specific to your type of customer, sales contracts/invoices/storage agreements, custom work contracts - protect your business and develop your brand.
FURNITURE FLIPPING BLUEPRINT is an online membership site, sort of like a course, but it's more like a manual you can access 24/7 with "modules" full of information, both written and video. It is accessed by members from the welcome page where there are links to each set of modules listed by subject. It's sort of like Netflix, but not for entertainment, for learning. You sign on after you enroll and have access for a year when you subscribe (GOLD plan). The Gold plan is a one time payment up front that gives you 12 months of the Blueprint for the price of 10. Once you enroll you are locked into that price and it will never increase for you as long as you remain a member. Pricing is listed when enrollment opens.
When you enroll into Furniture Flipping Blueprint, you are given FFB PRO as a free bonus, our private Facebook group. It's where we all chat as friends about our projects, ask questions, compare notes, show off our projects. I post challenges and we even occasionally have prizes. We all work together to help advance you toward your flipping goals.
If you are in this business to flip pieces, you really can't afford NOT to join! If you want to save time and money, then hop on FFB and get the insider information at your fingertips on FFB 24/7 and then take advantage of our FB group, PRO for support. It's the best way to SAVE money and time. No more guessing how to do things, what is the best product, or even IF you can do this. FFB is the fast track to success. No more frustration or spending hours online when you can be putting out great pieces now. The money you save with the insiders information will pay for FFB over and over.
I suppose that depends! If you want to learn quickly and easily, join FFB. If you want to take your time and soak it all in, learning and growing at your own pace, join FFB. If you want to build your confidence as you learn how to turn out great artistic pieces of furniture, join FFB. If you want to learn how to prep right so your piece lasts...if you want to know the trendy styles and expert techniques, join FFB. If you'd like to be surrounded by friends who love the same things you do, then join! DON'T join if you want to just slap on the paint and sell your pieces cheaply and don't care how they last or what your reputation is. We are in it to win it and we want to help you win too.
FFB PRO and really, FFB itself is a go at your own pace, use it in your own way sort of program. Sure, we want to get to know you, offer our support and wisdom, but there are no requirements. You will get out of it what you put into it. Use it how you see fit and enjoy the ride! We are here to help you in any way you need. FFB is chock full of information that will help you progress as an artist and become a name in your niche - a name that is well spoken of and known for quality pieces. The sky is the limit when you apply yourself and dig into the information to improve your skills. Jump in and realize your dreams!
I set up monthly challenges on our Facebook FFB PRO for members for two reasons. 1. It's fun to compete for points and earn badges of honor in the group (and sometimes prizes!) and 2. challenging ourselves makes us better artisans. The challenges are a way to progress toward PRO status together, with support and other members cheering us on. We are developing a community of support that can't be found in the larger groups.
Hi there! I'm Val!
About Me ↓
I DO BELIEVE I'M KINDA UNORDINARY!
I've lived a DIY way kind of life. As we raised our family of 15 kids, valuing what we had and how we could frugally provide a warm and inviting home became became second nature. DH (dear hubby) and I focused on being self-sufficient and creative as we raised our family and served in our church. We now share our experience and knowledge online through blogs, FB forums and the online membership, Furniture Flipping Blueprint.
I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN PAINTING OUTSIDE THE BOX
We should always be learning, reaching, challenging ourselves. Do what's scary. Reach beyond yourself and you'll change into a better you! Do you live in the comfort zone?
For years I've been wanting to do more, learn more, experience more and I have taught myself skills like graphic design, photography, writing, website building, special needs teaching and parenting. etc. All this experience and pushing myself gives me understanding and the edge to support you and your goals. I have gained know-how in home renovation, DIY furniture redesign and refinishing, upcycling, re-purposing, gardening, prepping and landscaping. How about you? What are you learning today? This week? This year?
As I learn, I teach. It's who I am because of the life I've lived. I hope you will let me share all that I've learned with you...and maybe let me push you just a bit to become a better you?
Our Experience Can Be Your Best Teacher
Let us lend you our experience on your furniture flipping journey. We have 1000+ hours of classroom, online research, experimentation and hands on workshop experience to share, and we are currently sharing our know-how around the globe:
Michele Corwin, CEO of Renaissance Innovations, Retique It, and Flip Your Living (That's a lot of stuff to CEO, don't you think?) and I had a chat not long ago about the furniture flipping business, how and why I got started and where we think it's headed.
So sorry it's really long. But we so enjoyed talking about this business and the ins and outs of it all and thought maybe you might like to listen in. If you've got a cup of coffee and a little bit of time to waste (44 minutes), come join us and find out who I REALLY am and get to know both of us just a little bit better. I promise I'm not boring. Not even a little bit.
Besides, if you know who I am, perhaps you'll trust me enough to join my Blueprint. I promise that when you do, you'll love it.