Joanne Condon takes you step-by-step through the process of furniture flipping, from choosing the right piece to using color, pattern and detail to bring new life to an item.
The perfect antidote to unsustainable, mass-produced “fast furniture”, flipping can take many forms: applying paint or wallpaper, replacing handles and hardware, experimenting with color, and adding pattern and texture. First of all, Joanne explains everything you need to get started, including essential equipment and how to prepare old furniture for painting. Next, you will find 25 projects, organized by difficulty level. Beginners can start out with simple stencils and color blocking. Intermediate upcyclers can try their hand at cross stitch on a cane-backed chair. And confident furniture flippers can take on more advanced projects, such as transforming an armoire into a pantry or creating a distressed paint effect. Throughout the book, Joanne presents easy-to-follow instructions with photographs to guide you at every step of the way.
About the Author
Joanne Condon (@joannecondon) is a furniture artist and upcycler whose fun and accessible projects feature pastel tones and color blocking. Having gained a degree in Fine Art, she later qualified as an art teacher and launched her upcycling business in 2011. Joanne now travels all over Ireland leading award-winning furniture-painting workshops and has recently launched additional courses online. Joanne’s work has been featured in Mollie Makes, House and Home, and Irish Country Living, and she has been a frequent guest on the Today show on RTÉ One. Joanne lives with her husband in County Tipperary, Ireland.