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Find joy in giving old furniture a new lease on life and learn how to revamp catalogue furniture into bespoke signature pieces. Create perfectly customized furnishings that are designed specifically with the space in mind. 

Furniture artist Christina Muscari will teach you everything you need to know about turning furniture from plain and unwanted to unique and adored in this video course. Whether you want to transform your home into a space you love or start making more money, this course is the perfect creative companion for you.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

    Lessons

    Module 1: Let’s Get Started!

    • Meet Christina, a furniture painting veteran and popular YouTuber
    • Your course overview
    • The wonderful world of painted furniture
    • Essential supplies you need to paint your first piece
    • Types of paint finishes and top coat options

    Module 2: First Steps: Painting Furniture

    • Important steps for prepping furniture
    • Applying a basic hand painted finish
    • Achieving a smooth, modern finish
    • Applying a textured, expressive finish
    • Incorporating stains into your painted pieces

    Module 3: Sealing And Protecting Painted Furniture

    • Choosing the right sealer for your piece
    • Applying clear wax for a great finish
    • Protection with water based clear coats
    • Beautiful finishes with natural wax or hemp oil

    Module 4: Transforming Furniture With Embellishments

    • Distressing furniture to give it an aged look
    • Using colored waxes to add depth
    • Applying gilding wax to add shimmer
    • Dry brushing to highlight details
    • Adding a wash of color for a two toned look

    Module 5: Making Great Money Selling Painted Furniture

    • Finding furniture to sell and negotiating a fair price
    • How to take pictures and market your furniture
    • How to sell painted furniture for profit
    • What to charge clients for commissioned pieces
    • Thank you and goodbye

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who wants to restore furniture to create a unique look for their home
    • All those interested in making a profit refinishing furniture
    • Interior designers who want to offer additional services to their clients
    • Crafters and DIYers looking to add to their creative skills

    Career path

    • Start your own business finding, restoring and selling upcycled furniture
    • Offer furniture restoration services to give a new life to your clients’ favorite old pieces

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Find joy in giving old furniture a new lease on life and learn how to revamp catalogue furniture into bespoke signature pieces. Create perfectly customized furnishings that are designed specifically with the space in mind. 

    Furniture artist Christina Muscari will teach you everything you need to know about turning furniture from plain and unwanted to unique and adored in this video course. Whether you want to transform your home into a space you love or start making more money, this course is the perfect creative companion for you.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

      Lessons

      Module 1: Let’s Get Started!

      • Meet Christina, a furniture painting veteran and popular YouTuber
      • Your course overview
      • The wonderful world of painted furniture
      • Essential supplies you need to paint your first piece
      • Types of paint finishes and top coat options

      Module 2: First Steps: Painting Furniture

      • Important steps for prepping furniture
      • Applying a basic hand painted finish
      • Achieving a smooth, modern finish
      • Applying a textured, expressive finish
      • Incorporating stains into your painted pieces

      Module 3: Sealing And Protecting Painted Furniture

      • Choosing the right sealer for your piece
      • Applying clear wax for a great finish
      • Protection with water based clear coats
      • Beautiful finishes with natural wax or hemp oil

      Module 4: Transforming Furniture With Embellishments

      • Distressing furniture to give it an aged look
      • Using colored waxes to add depth
      • Applying gilding wax to add shimmer
      • Dry brushing to highlight details
      • Adding a wash of color for a two toned look

      Module 5: Making Great Money Selling Painted Furniture

      • Finding furniture to sell and negotiating a fair price
      • How to take pictures and market your furniture
      • How to sell painted furniture for profit
      • What to charge clients for commissioned pieces
      • Thank you and goodbye

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone who wants to restore furniture to create a unique look for their home
      • All those interested in making a profit refinishing furniture
      • Interior designers who want to offer additional services to their clients
      • Crafters and DIYers looking to add to their creative skills

      Career path

      • Start your own business finding, restoring and selling upcycled furniture
      • Offer furniture restoration services to give a new life to your clients’ favorite old pieces

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      3233 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited