I invite you to enroll in the

Furniture Flipping Blueprint


I invite you to enroll in

Furniture Flipping Blueprint



I am now turning my attention to my FFB members.

If you'd like to join us next time FFB has open enrollment, click the button to subscribe to the FFB newsletter and receive notification when you can join along with some great tips emailed from time to time to help you in your furniture flipping ventures >>>

 • You will also receive a FREE gift, the "Paint Types Explained" eBook •

 Are You...

  • 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


24/7 guidance at your fingertips.

Online. All in one place.




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

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!
  • Glues, fasteners & clamps
  • Tools for design, specialty brushes, stencil & trims options
  • Online hardware stores, etc.

• BONUSES For New Members •


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.


($127/yr Value)


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

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.

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.


Save 10-15% on Product Purchases

Paints Stains Top Coats Glazes Etc.

Several companies offer a discount with special code for members only.

Knobs Pulls Hinges Etc.

The best of the best hardware choices available at a member only discount.

Digital Art, Accessories, Papers

Find downloadable digital original art, art on totes, pillows, canvas & paper

Specialty Products, Tools, Transfers

Find just the right company with just the right product to make your piece shine.

What our members are saying...

Cindy Sircy

Artisan @ Travels Through Time

Lidia Martins

Lidia Martins

Artisan @ Vintique Paint Addict

Peggy Meidinger

Artisan @ Sweet Serendipity

For Beginners And Pros

From cleaning the dust off your piece of furniture to taking it to market, Furniture Flipping Blueprint will help guide you through each step, instilling confidence along the way.


Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will find great information and connections with like minded artists. Come join us here at our exclusive Furniture Flipping Community.

For Beginners And Pros

From cleaning the dust off your piece of furniture to taking it to market, Furniture Flipping Blueprint will help guide you through each step, instilling confidence along the way.


Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will find great information and connections with like minded artists. Come join us here at our exclusive Furniture Flipping Community.

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:

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General Questions

How does FFB work? Is it a course? How do I pay for it?

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.

What is FFB PRO? Is it FREE?

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.

What if I can't afford FFB?

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.

Am I the right fit for FFB? Is FFB right for me?

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.

Do I have to participate in FFB PRO or do the challenges when I join FFB?

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!

What are these challenges you keep talking about?

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.

About Me

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.


Lucretia Waldbuesser

Furniture Artisan at K/C ReCreations

"I had the pleasure of meeting Val at the General Finishes Furniture Expo in September 2017. I was surprised at how easy it was to spend time with her, as though I had known her years not days. I am impressed with her desire to learn new techniques increasing her knowledge and her willingness to share that knowledge with others. Her Furniture Flipping Blueprint is a testimony of her desire to share. I had the pleasure of being one of the reviewers of her site. It (FFB) is an excellent site full of information from buying the piece, prepping it, techniques for finishing, staging and marketing and resources related to supplies and where to purchase supplies. There are many informative videos to support the techniques she is teaching. It's a wonderful site that will benefit new furniture flippers and experienced flippers." 


Derrick Lawless

DLawless Hardware

"There are very few furniture artists and custom furniture painters that can keep up with Val on the talent side of things and I doubt anyone can keep up with her on the enthusiasm and energy she brings to her work. I've seen many of her projects and met her recently at a painting expo. She's a wonderful person and top tier talent!"

Let's Flip!

Join our furniture flipping community and let's go and make our mark on the world together.

Are you ready to get started?

We are waiting for you!

If you have any questions, email me. I'm here to help >>>