How to French Shabby Chic Furniture for a Living
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How to French Shabby Chic Furniture for a Living

Learn how to really enjoy making a living by recycling furniture into French Shabby Chic Furnishings & Décor.
3.1 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
51 students enrolled
Created by Jenny Regeling
Last updated 1/2014
English
Price: $40
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 16 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will know how & where to search for the right Furniture pieces to refurbish, successfully & professionally refurbish them, market and sell them, & finally build up a successful client base.
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Requirements
  • A room or space of approximately 3 meters square to work in.
  • Drop Sheets - old sheets & old towels are fine.
  • Computer & printer (for decoupage work)
  • 1 x 4 Litre Tin of Acrylic Sealer; 1 x 4 Litre Tin of Chalk, Matt, Semi or full Gloss Acrylic Paint.
  • A4 Paper, Freezer Paper Roll, 2 grades of Sandpaper - semi course & course, scissors, pencils, an iron, large bottle of Clag Glue, 500ml bottle of PVA Wood Glue, fabric for upholstering (if required)
  • 3 x Soft hair 2 cm wide paint brushes; 2 x Soft hair 4 cm wide paint brushes; 1 x Small Gloss Paint Sponge Roller + Refill rollers. You may add more as you go but these will get you started.
  • Some good DVD's to watch as you work & a big passion for what you do !!!
Description

My French Shabby Chic Furniture course covers all aspects from searching for the piece of furniture you want to refurbish, right through to presenting the item for sale & marketing it, followed by a detailed description including videos, links, documents, images & ongoing support, on how to build up a successful recurring client base French Shabby Chic Furniture business.

The materials included are videos, images & lessons, on every detail needed from start to finish. You will know all you need to know once you have finished the course to successfully start your own hobby or business.

It is entirely up to you how long it takes to complete this course - it could be tried & finished in a matter of a week or you may want to take longer; once again this is a personal choice.

The Layout of this course is extensively detailed, equipped with video tutorials, images & written information, including links to sites of 'descriptive know how', with everything you will need to successfully start producing refurbished French Shabby Chic Furniture for a Living.

This course is fun, full of detail, easy to understand & follow, & full of important knowledge, that you may not otherwise personally be aware of, to successfully produce refurbished French Shabby Chic Furniture.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course of mine is open to a huge variety of audience. Anyone with a passion to recycle, refurbish or experiment with French Shabby Chic Furniture will be able to enjoy this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
01:51:35
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SETTING UP THE ADMINISTRATION NECESSITIES
5 Lectures 17:28

Some times the importance of the right Business name is overlooked - here I will explain how to overcome this mistake & where to go from there.

Preview 01:42

Advertising is like your Billboard on a busy motorway - it must attract attention. Here are some pointers on how to do that.

Preparing your advertising material
01:56

These processes may seem daunting to you at first but with the guidance I am giving you, I am sure you will be able to set this up yourself.

Set up your website, blog, facebook page, pinterest board & twitter pages
02:51

Setting up your Website, Blog & Social Networking Sites Tutorial
09:02

A cluttered workplace only leads to a cluttered business practice, so take the time to read here to help organize what will be your favourite place to be!

Preparing your Workplace for your new career
01:56
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WHERE TO FIND YOUR UNIQUE PIECES OF FURNITURE TO REFURBISH
2 Lectures 04:29

I love the whole process of this hobby! Right from looking for that special piece of furniture to finishing it and selling it to someone who will love & cherish it! This is the beginning of that process - I will explain to you what to look for & how to really enjoy doing that !

Finding the saleable pieces of furniture to refurbish
01:57

Where to Find your Treasures to French Shabby Chic
02:32
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HOW TO FRENCH SHABBY CHIC YOUR FURNITURE ITEM
4 Lectures 05:09

After purchasing your furniture piece, there is a process to doing it up.  Here I will explain that to you.

 

Preparing the piece of furniture for a new life
01:43

This lecture explains what products you use for different surfaces. 

 

Sealing & Undercoating the piece of furniture
00:51

Tips & Secrets to any task make life a lot easier ...
Final coats of paint to finish & enhance the furniture’s new image
01:35

One of my most exciting parts to this job of mine - I love it, & I will show you how to too!
French Shabby Chic'ing Technique
00:59
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EXTRA FURNITURE ENHANCEMENT CRAFTS
4 Lectures 28:21
Make Your Own Modge Podge
02:57

Adding Decoupage to your piece of furniture
17:25

Upholstering Furniture Seats
07:34

Making & Applying Chalk Based Paint
00:25
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PREPARE TO MARKET THE FRENCH SHABBY CHIC FURNITURE ITEM
7 Lectures 35:31
To some this may seem minor detail - it is the difference between no sales & sales !!
Presenting the item for a quick & profitable sale
02:38

Creating a Transparent Logo for your Images
10:10

Additional Image for Ipiccy Transparent Logos Set Up
00:17

Editing Your Images for Marketing online
08:20

Once you have the resources & the 'know how', the rest will flow - just follow the guidelines !
How to set up advertising in Ebay, Gumtree, Facebook & Pinterest
02:23

How to List Your Stock for Sale Online
11:05

A good bedside manner always makes a difference to the end result - the same applies in business!  Treat your customers like VIP's & they will keep coming back to you!
How to create on going business with each client
00:37
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EXTRAS - VIDEOS FROM OLD TO NEW FOR YOUR INTEREST
2 Lectures 04:05
From Old Hutch to Stunning Overhead Cupboard
02:23

Transforming an old Sewing Cabinet to a Kitchen Work Station or Bench
01:42
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ENJOYING YOUR NEWFOUND PASSION !
2 Lectures 01:18
The saying always goes - "Do something you love & you will always do well at it!"  Here are some hints on a long & prosperous business life!
How to finally continue enjoying your newfound hobby-business !
00:44

Sharing your ideas always helps others succeed - I have been very blessed by a lot of people's shared ideas!  Here are some of mine ...
Ideas with Images of work I have completed in the past !
00:34
About the Instructor
Jenny Regeling
3.6 Average rating
6 Reviews
79 Students
2 Courses
Restorer of French Shabby Chic Furniture

For Many years I have always enjoyed Art Design & Crafts - just being creative. I have an Australian Diploma in Showcard & Ticket Writing.

However over the past few years, after being inspired during a holiday to Paris, I decided to put my hand to learning how to French Shabby Chic Furniture. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it & perfected it to where I am now. I have learnt how to produce products my customers are very happy with, & who then continually come back for repetative orders. Some of my customers include large wedding companies, restaurants, beauty salons etc. I never believe you stop learning, so I am always increasing my knowledge & furthering what I do to do it Best!

I now believe it is time to share my knowledge as it has brought me much joy & success!