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The other day I posted on my Facebook a picture of a batch of furniture that I had worked on.
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Anyways, I posted what a typical day looks like when I paint furniture.
Want to see?
Many of you were surprised at the amount of pieces that I worked on at one time and expressed interest in me doing posts on my process from start to finish.
When you speak. I listen.
Here you go!
I am going to add this post to my “How to flip furniture on CL series” because this is a huge part of being productive on flipping furniture. I will give you the links to the CL series at the end of this post. Why is prep important enough to be in the series?
Why is this important?
Because you need to make the most of your time! Time = money.
So, if you are interested…here you go. I will make it brief and break this up into several posts. Let’s just get started!
Create an organized work station. I use my driveway. You may have to use your yard. Garage or somewhere else.
This is one batch that I worked on to get ready for Inlet Queens.
I try to NEVER work on less than three pieces at one time.
Time = money.
I place my furniture in the batches that will be painted the same color…..
Here, let me show you what I mean.
Pull your pieces out and place in their sections.
Now, I have my work station almost ready.
Another important step before we start is my work cart.
I didn’t take a great pic, so here is a close-up with descriptions.
What is on your cart will relate to what you use. This was what I needed for the projects I had to work on that day.
Main things that stay on my cart:
*paint washable containers
*screw drivers flat and Phillips
*paint I am using
Your first two important steps are now completed!
You are ready to start…..
Can you do this same process with one piece?
I am talking more about those of us that are re-selling but this process would also apply for large projects.
Take your large project and break it down into steps.
Organization is key if you want to finish it completely.
Now, that you have this post and you are waiting on the next work station post…what do you do?
Where can you start?
Start with your cart. If you don’t have a cart, what about a box. A basket.
Don’t think you have to have exactly what I have.
Customize this to fit your needs.
That is the beauty of being an “independant contractor”.
You are your own boss.
And if you want to put one, two, three or more pieces out at a time…..
Then you need a plan.
I can give you my tips and you can adapt them to what you need.
I will give you close-ups on a few of the pieces this week that you guys are getting peeks at and will post the 1st step that I do once my work station is ready.
Everyone still with me?
I would love to know what you think.
Talk to me!
Tell me what you need.
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