September 13, 2017

I often see and hear the word “expert” thrown around in the furniture painting industry. Especially when someone wants to sell their advice. It always makes me hesitate when someone says, “I’m an expert at it.” Really? What makes you an expert over so many others?

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September 6, 2017

In the perfect world we could take a lovely old piece of furniture, clean it, repair it, paint it, and add touches that make it the most gorgeous piece to ever hit the marketplace. When we list it, we add the cost of the piece, the many supplies used, and charge a nice...

September 6, 2017

Driving traffic to your social media accounts can be almost as confusing and hazardous as driving in Houston, Texas! Thanks to Virginia for sharing this great information with us.

A great way to drive a lot of traffic to your page, whether it be Facebook, a website or a...

I recently created a post on the Furniture Painting Business Tips group that received a lot of interesting comments.

As furniture painters we all have A LOT in common. As the comments came in, many of us were reading, laughing and saying, "Yes, that's me...

September 3, 2017

Fifth Installment - Selling Through an Etsy Shop - Optimize Your Listings

Creating a great listing for every piece is extremely important.

Fill out EVERY part of your listings.

Add a listing by going to Shop Manager > Listings > Add a Listing.

Ways to maximize each ca...

August 31, 2017

Third Installment - Selling Through an Etsy Shop - Linking Social Media

Linking social media is extremely important in connecting with others and making sure your furniture painting ETSY shop is seen by potential customers.

In the second installment of this series we dis...

August 27, 2017

First Installment - Selling through an Easy Shop - General Notes. 

Online selling is BIG BUSINESS. And, as furniture painters, we can easily garner a share of this business through a website called ETSY. 

The information in this post is detail-based on the assu...

August 26, 2017

When I first heard of Annie Sloan chalk paint we had retired and moved to Texas. With an extensive background in being a "crafter' and experience in home decor I thought it would be a fun hobby to try painting a few small items. I quickly became hooked and my little ho...

August 25, 2017

Most furniture painters are creative, innovative, ambitious, talented, and... terrible at keeping their financial records!

Owning a furniture painting business isn’t rocket science as far as keeping books but it does require some time and effort.  Many of us are small...

August 22, 2017

Owning any type of business puts us in a position to “do good” within our community.  Having a furniture painting business gives us a unique opportunity to share our talent while doing community service to help others.

In my community there are several thrift...

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