Joanne Condon takes you step-by-step through the process of furniture flipping, from choosing the right piece to using colour, pattern and detail to bring new life to 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 colour and adding pattern and texture. First of all, Joanne explains everything you need to get started, including essential equipment and how to prepare old furniture for painting. Next, you will find 25 projects, organized by difficulty level. Beginners can start out with simple stencils and colour blocking. Intermediate upcyclers can try their hand at cross stitch on a cane-backed chair. And confident furniture flippers can take on more advanced projects, such as transforming a wardrobe into a pantry or creating a distressed paint effect. Throughout the book, Joanne presents easy-to-follow instructions with photographs to guide you at every step of the way.