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Furniture Restoration

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  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4838 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Know the techniques to turn trash into valued treasures by restoring old furniture for your home to stamp your personality on each room


Do you have old furniture that has developed cracks or stains over the years, having lost its original appeal? Perhaps you don’t know what to do with the old family heirloom pieces collecting dust, but you can’t bring yourself to part with furniture pieces that hold meaning. It’s also possible that you find yourself drawn to tag sales and flea markets, looking for cost-friendly décor items, but know that these antique finds could use some updating. If you’ve always wondered how to turn your furniture “trash” into valued “treasures,” this course is for you!

In this furniture restoration course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for restoring multiple types of materials and creating do-it-yourself décor you can be proud of. You will learn what makes antiques unique to their time periods and how to keep the integrity of historical pieces of furniture while updating them in a way that suits your aesthetic. Throughout these course modules in furniture restoration, you will quickly become familiarized with developing the talent of looking at something old and making it feel new again. Whether it’s with wood, fabric, metal, or other materials, you will be provided guidance and step-by-step procedures in creating beautiful pieces for your home.

If you’ve always wondered how to create beautiful and cost-friendly pieces of furniture that represent you and complement the look and feel of your home, sign up for our class today! Learn the ins and outs of furniture restoration and become your own personal designer, remodeler, and stylist in no time!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this furniture restoration course, you will learn:

  • The aesthetic principles of various historical time periods
  • What makes something an “antique”
  • Tips and tricks for finding hidden treasures
  • Ways to save money while furnishing your home, office, or any living space
  • How to safely work with various materials and chemicals
  • How to strip, sand, stain, and paint wood pieces
  • The best techniques for restoring coaches, chairs, and other upholstery items
  • Ways to update household items and novelty pieces so they become valued structures at a fraction of what you would pay in retail stores

Whether you are interested in updating your own living space, creating an original furniture piece as a gift, selling an item that you’ve refurbished, or considering a business endeavor in the world of furniture restoration, you will find that after completing this course model you will have the tools, techniques, and tricks to let your creativity soar!

After completing this course, you could:

  • Open a business dedicated to finding, refurbishing, and selling old furniture and antiques
  • Further explore a career in furniture restoration, woodworking, antiques, or resale
  • Help friends and family restore their furniture to its former glory

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.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Module 1: Principles Of Furniture Restoration
  • What is furniture restoration?
  • History of furniture restoration
  • Why restore furniture?
  • Antique versus modern restorations
Module 2: Getting Started
  • Choosing a piece to restore
  • Deciding on a concept or theme
  • Finding the right supplies
  • Taking safety precautions
Module 3: Working With Types Of Wood
  • Sanding and stripping the wood
  • Repairing cracks or scratches
  • Painting techniques
  • Staining, polishing, waxing and other finishing steps
  • DIY project: Dresser restoration
Module 4: How To Update Upholstery
  • Types of upholstery to restore
  • Choosing fabrics to suit your décor
  • Removing the old upholstery
  • Cutting, sewing, and working with fabrics and foam
  • DIY project: remodeled dining chairs
Module 5: Other Restoration Projects
  • Refinishing metals
  • Updating lighting fixtures
  • Working with mirror and glass pieces
  • Restoring clocks and novelty pieces
  • DIY project: old trunk or suitcase coffee table

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

Module 1: Principles Of Furniture Restoration
  • What is furniture restoration?
  • History of furniture restoration
  • Why restore furniture?
  • Antique versus modern restorations
Module 2: Getting Started
  • Choosing a piece to restore
  • Deciding on a concept or theme
  • Finding the right supplies
  • Taking safety precautions
Module 3: Working With Types Of Wood
  • Sanding and stripping the wood
  • Repairing cracks or scratches
  • Painting techniques
  • Staining, polishing, waxing and other finishing steps
  • DIY project: Dresser restoration
Module 4: How To Update Upholstery
  • Types of upholstery to restore
  • Choosing fabrics to suit your décor
  • Removing the old upholstery
  • Cutting, sewing, and working with fabrics and foam
  • DIY project: remodeled dining chairs
Module 5: Other Restoration Projects
  • Refinishing metals
  • Updating lighting fixtures
  • Working with mirror and glass pieces
  • Restoring clocks and novelty pieces
  • DIY project: old trunk or suitcase coffee table

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Starting on a new project, late in life, I found the training approach both easy to follow and enjoyable. Sometimes thinking of taking on new learning can be daunting but, once started, it was both fun and fulfilling at the same time. Paddy  Goslyn - United Kingdom

Starting on a new project, late in life, I found the training approach both easy to follow and enjoyable. Sometimes thinking of taking on new learning can be daunting but, once started, it was both fun and fulfilling at the same time. Paddy  Goslyn - United Kingdom

$ 99

SIGN UP NOW!
  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4838 Students Enrolled
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