This post may contain affiliate links. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post at no cost to you. Thanks for helping to support our blog.
Life has been busy lately. Day to day life with a rambunctious four year old, the holidays are here and we are in the midst of starting up a furniture refinishing business. Furniture refinishing has always been a passion of Mike’s and a large majority of the pieces in our house have been refinished by him in some way. Whether it’s staining, painting or some combination of the two he has been creating furniture makeovers long before it was trendy on Pinterest.
Now we are trying to take his creative outlet and turn it into something that brings in some side money. We have been trying out some different type of techniques he’s never used before, plus I have been joining in on the fun. I am a master painter when it comes to walls and molding and have been learning a lot about working with furniture. We’ve been reading and watching tons of tutorials on how to create popular wood refinishing techniques.
I am a huge fan of weathered wood and there are a surprising number of different ways to achieve that look. We are trying out all kinds of combinations of paint, glaze and stain and determining whether we prefer poly or wax as a top coat.
It’s been a lot of fun experimenting with new ideas. It’s also been perfect for us to update some of our furniture pieces that don’t fit in with our style anymore. We are also working on finding the best places for new pieces to rework. That is quite the adventure too. There are so many thrift shops in the area and we have been scouring nearby neighborhoods to find ones with great pieces and great prices.
We’ve sold a couple of pieces so far but we are still in the learning phase on where to buy pieces, how much to pay and how much to sell them for. We might also try our hands at building some items to sell. Right now we are still figuring it all out and having fun along the way. I plan to write more about what we are learning so if you are interested in having a furniture refinishing for yourself or a potential business, stay tuned for more posts.
Check out my Furniture Makeover board on Pinterest for lots of good furniture redo ideas.