In Furniture Flips, Joanne Condon takes you step-by-step through the process of furniture flipping, from choosing the right piece to mastering necessary techniques and using color, pattern and detail to breathe new life into an item.
The perfect antidote to unsustainable, mass-produced ‘fast furniture’, flipping can take many forms: applying paint or wallpaper, replacing handles and hardware, experimenting with upholstery and adding pattern and texture. The only limit is your imagination. First of all, Joanne explains everything you need to get started, including essential equipment and how to prepare your vintage or second-hand furniture for painting. Next, you will find 30 projects, organized by difficulty level. Beginners can start out with simple stencils and color-blocking techniques. Intermediate upcyclers can try their hand at cross stitch on a cane-backed chair. And confident furniture flippers can take on larger, more advanced projects, such as transforming a wardrobe into a pantry – or even painting a piano. Throughout the book, Joanne presents easy-to-follow instructions with photographs to guide you at every step of the way.