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Shopping for furniture can sometimes be harder than you want it to be. Difficult to find that piece of furniture for a specific place in your home, or the color to match? Discover just how easy and cheap it is to flip your own furniture. With these beginner tool tip provided you can take that dresser or old coffee table and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.
Here are the beginner tools we recommend to get you started with flipping furniture.
A Solid Piece
Carefully inspect each piece of furniture you want to flip before you buy it. There are things you can fix and things you can’t, and understanding those will help you make an informed decision. Of course, you might be handy or equipped enough to deal with some of the items listed as can’t fix.
Things you CAN fix:
Things you CANT fix:
Wood Specific Products:
Wood Filer and Wood glue are important to have on hand when flipping or up cycling furniture.The cost of these are low and are really useful when you find a gap or a crack in the wood or if you need to attach something to your piece of furniture
Getting the right paint:
Choosing the correct paint is more than just picking out a color. Choosing the right type of paint is what really matters. There are loads of different paints on the market which makes it hard to know what you need for the project. If you’re going for a distressed look, or if you don’t want to completely sand, prime, and prep your piece, then chalk paint is the way to go! It’s a special type of paint that sticks to all surfaces, so sanding isn’t necessary.
If you don’t mind sanding and prepping your piece, then latex paint is the way to go. You’ll have a variety of color options and finishes, as well as more places to buy them from. However, sanding is a long, difficult process, especially if you’re doing it all by hand
It is always good to have a sanding block or sand paper on hand when working with wood. If you using wood glue or filer you would want to sand the area to blend it into your furniture.
When you buying sandpaper you want to look at the grit, this tells you how coarse the sandpaper is. You would want to start with a lighter grit and work your way up to a higher grit.
Flipping your own furniture doesn’t have to be a difficult process, it’s something you can totally do to beautify your home with just a few beginner tools. For a simple entry into the world of customizing your own furniture, these tools are all you’ll really need.