How to Start a Business Recycling Vintage Furnishings
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How to Start a Business Recycling Vintage Furnishings

Learn how to collect and recycle vintage furnishings to make your own home business.
4.5 (2 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.
35 students enrolled
Created by Jenny Regeling
Last updated 3/2014
English
Price: $40
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 15 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 Vintage Furniture pieces to recycle, 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.
  • 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)
  • Computer & Printer for fascinating ways to print onto your furnishings.
  • Lots of smiles to help you on the way !!!
  • Patience is a Must Have !!
  • Power tools like a sander, power drill, electric saw are also a big help on the way but hand tools are just as effective too.
Description

My Making Money Recycling Vintage Furniture Course covers all aspects from searching for the furnishings you want to enhance for the open market, 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 Vintage Recycling business.

The materials included are videos, tutorials, 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 Recycled Vintage 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 recycled Vintage 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 Recycled Vintage Furniture will be able to enjoy this course & I am sure learn alot from it as well.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 30 Lectures Collapse All 30 Lectures 01:31:05
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WHAT IS VINTAGE DECOR ?
1 Lecture 01:32

You may well ask "What is Vintage?" - there is a fine line that can be crossed with Vintage, French Shabby Chic & Antique. They all compliment each other so are well suited to use in the same way. It's really a personal thing but here are some examples.


Preview 01:32
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SETTING UP ALL ADMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
5 Lectures 09:40

Finding a distinctive name for your business is more important than you may think. It is your label, your face in business. Learn how important this is and how to get it right ...

Finding a Name for your new found Vintage Furniture Business
02:00

Finding an identity for your business can be a long lasting symbol - here we give you some important ideas on this matter.

Preparation for your advertisement material
02:19

Social Networking is one of most important Marketing Tools - getting them all sorted !

Website, Blog, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter Set Up
03:17

Once you know how to set these networks up it is a huge step in the right direction ! So follow these guidelines and get started on the window to your new found business.

Setting Up your Website, Blog, & Social Networking Sites Tutorial
00:03

Making your Workplace organized & running efficiently helps you every day in your work. It inspires you but most of it helps you work well & near perfectly.

Preparation of your workplace for your new found Career
02:00
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WHERE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR VINTAGE FURNITURE TREASURES
1 Lecture 02:09

There are many places to find those amazing treasures, however here are a few to show you.

Hunting out those Amazing & Unique Pieces of Vintage Furniture
02:09
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HOW TO CLEAN, RECYCLE & COMPLETE YOUR VINTAGE PIECE FOR THE PUBLIC ARENA
10 Lectures 22:35

Preparation needs to be taken seriously !

Starting the Preparation of the Vintage Furnishing for it's New Life
01:57

Get Excited - now the fun part starts - but then it is all fun !!!

Starting the Recycle Process with New Applications
00:59

Taking care to finalize the look !

Sealing & Finalizing the Look of your Stunning Piece to Present
00:36

There is shabbying - and there is shabbying (?!) - it can make or break the look so practice to get it right !

Applying the Vintage Shabbying Process
00:59

I am showing you this now as it is a product you will use readily when recycling furniture. Modge Podge is a glue or binder to use for decoupage mainly, however it also has several other uses; sealer on shabbying, coating over decoupage etc.

Because of it's regular use in this art, I have attached a video of how to make your own for a more effective & economical outcome !

Preview 02:57



See this Vintage Bedside Transformed
02:25

Old Vintage Vinyl Barstool Makeover in Burlap
02:01

The Art of Printing onto Timber Surfaces !
01:52
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PREPARING YOUR ITEMS FOR THE OPEN MARKET - EXCITING !
5 Lectures 31:26

Present it & Present it Well !

Presenting Your Item for a quick & Profitable Sale
02:41

It is so important to present your item for sale online with professionalism! To enable you to do this I have attached a video of a good editing source that I use and how I process it from there. If you have your own editing site, that is fine, but please take a look at this tutorial as well as there may be something there that helps you too.

Editing Your Images for Marketing Online
08:20

Alot of important hints here for you !

Setting Up your Advertising on Ebay, Gumtree, Pinterest & Facebook
09:38

Once you have set up your business and start advertising your products for sale, you will need to promote yourself as much as possible; this is an effective & easy way to do this. It is also helps to deter other from stealing your images for the wrong reasons. Make sure you follow exactly for the best & exact result.

Creating a Transparent Logo for your Images
10:10

Keeping your customers is soooooo important !

How to Create ongoing Business with each Customer
00:36
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EXTRA ENHANCEMENT FURNITURE CRAFTS
1 Lecture 00:40

Hints on how to decorate the Vintage Way !

Hints on How to display Your Pieces in Your Own Home
00:40
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BONUS VIDEOS TO SHOW YOU BEFORE & AFTER EXPERIENCES
6 Lectures 13:10

A Unique Makeover !!!

From An Old Sewing Machine Table to a Stunning Vintage Table Work Bench
02:35

This old girl gave me much pleasure restoring her to her natural, yet new beauty & authenticity ! Sometimes you come across a piece that just gets you so excited and you can't wait to restore it. This one did, and it sold overnight too. Please enjoy !

A Genuine Old Vintage Desk/Table Brought back to Life !!
01:53

A Gorgeous Queen Ann Coffee Table gets a stunning facelift !

Restoring Vintage Coffee Table
02:42

This is a video of a Fantastic example of well presented and decorated Vntage Style Home, and it didn't cost a fortune !

Amy's Vintage Decor Makeover - Very much Worth a Look !
02:06

Before & After - My Vintage Makeover Experiences !
03:13

A Peek at what I have created in the Past !
00:41
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HOW TO THOROUGHLY ENJOY YOUR NEW FOUND CAREER
1 Lecture 00:55
In Conclusion - How to Continue to Enjoy Your New Passion "Your New Career"
00:55
About the Instructor
Jenny Regeling
3.4 Average rating
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77 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!