WANT TO MAKE MONEY BY RE-DESIGNING & UPDATING FURNITURE?
I invite you to enroll in the
Furniture Flipping Blueprint
→ YOUR FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS ←
I invite you to enroll in
Furniture Flipping Blueprint
→ YOUR FAST TRACK TO FLIPPING SUCCESS ←
- Spending hours watching insanely long video tutorials?
- Frustrated sifting through all the online info?
- Struggling to learn new techniques?
- Purchasing products and tools you are unsure how to use?
- Feeling intimidated when asking for help?
- Full of questions or frustrated with products or methods?
I was too, so I created FFB, a 24/7 online membership site just for you!
- Short and to the point videos and written tutorials
- 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
- Meet up with other artisans in an exclusive Facebook group
DISCOVERA NEW LEVEL OF ARTISTRYA NEW LEVEL OF CONFIDENCEA NEW LEVEL OF MASTERY
24/7 guidance at your fingertips.
Online. All in one place.
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.
A detailed run down of each FFB module, added features and bonuses...
MODULE 1 - Most Recommended Products
Stop wasting money by buying products that don't give you the results you need. 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 this module.
MODULE 2 - Prepping Your Piece to Last
Are those "non preppers" right? Do we need to prep our pieces? Have you wondered how to go about cleaning, sanding, stripping, repairing and priming? With step-by-step directions, learn to prep the right way.
Dispel all the myths and confusing advice. Once you learn proper prep, you will be more confident 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. Here is your chance to grow.
MODULE 10 - Techniques
- Creating Texture, Dry Brushing, Stenciling, Glazing
- And much more, delivered one at a time for 12+ weeks!
MODULE 11 - Specialty Tools, Resources & Products
- Glues, fasteners & clamps
- Tools for design, specialty brushes, stencil & trims options
- Online hardware stores, etc.
• BONUSES For New Members •
CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP
Furniture Flipping Blueprint PRO
FREE to FFB Members ($120/yr Value)
We are a small, intimate group in a closed environment where 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 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
MODULE 12 - De-stressing the Pricing Process
This is the first in the marketing series.
Pricing and all that goes into it can be a tough part of the marketing process. This module talks about the psychology of pricing, dealing with low ballers and trolls, the two types of furniture artisans, knowing your market, how and when to haggle, maintaining professionalism, dealing with difficult customers, etc.
MODULE 13 - Staging Your Finished Piece
- Lighting, backdrops & flooring, sheen or shine, props & accessories
- Detail shots, the MONEY SHOT, presenting ourselves professionally, etc.
MODULE 14 - The Marketing Process
Every market is different, yet most customers are pretty much the same. We need to establish our avatar, know our area and what sells, research our advertising avenues and hash out the business end of taxes, the laws in our state, and best options for reaching our customer, whether it be with a brick and mortar store front or online. Finding project pieces, using the right photo with great descriptions, advertising, logos/watermarks/pricing suggestions, etc.
MODULE 15 - Delivery, Care Tags, Invoices, Etc.
Our brand name should evoke a feeling of trust. Use professional looking tools such as care tags, price tags, invoices etc. This module will help you add your own personal touches. Doings things right can earn us respect as well as return customers.
- Disclaimers/contracts specific to your type of customer, sales contracts/invoices/storage agreements
- custom work contracts - protect your business and prevent misunderstandings.
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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:
FFB 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 if you have purchased the year plan. I do have 12 monthly payments available.
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 about our projects, ask questions, compare notes, show off our projects. I post challenges and we even occasionally have prizes. They work together to 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 build your confidence as you learn how to turn out great artistic pieces of furniture, join. 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 want to know the best methods and where to find the most recommended products and tools to create the art you have envisioned, 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.
I am anxious to welcome you into our Furniture Flipping community and help you with your projects! ~Val Frania
40 years as a wife, 30 years as a parent, and 20 years in ministry and teaching set the stage for a DIY way 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, FFB.
The best education is experience. Viewing life practically with a desire for self-sufficiency encourages learning as the need arises. Being self taught in graphic design, portrait and still photography, writing, website building, special needs teaching and parenting, 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. 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.