Featuring Antique White, Linen, Snow White and Millstone Milk Paints from General Finishes! Furniture Design Ideas featuring Antique White, Linen and Snow White Milk Paint and Chalk White, Bone White and French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint.
STAGING MINI-SERIES #5: BENCHES/TRUNKS Benches are great sellers in any market, but they can be tricky to stage. Whether you handcraft them out of headboards, build them out of furniture parts, or simply spruce up a bench that needs some help, you’ll find a line of people waiting to buy your creation.
EZY WATERMARK APP TUTORIAL: PROTECT YOUR PHOTOS AND CREATE BRAND RECOGNITION! Placing watermarks on your photos is vital to the security of your artistry AND to creating brand recognition in the marketplace. It’s easily accomplished with today’s technology.
COLOR COLLECTION SERIES: BACK IN BLACK The cool thing about using black as our furniture color is that there are so many options for the finish, and the finish sets the tone for the style. Sleek and modern, distressed and rustic, iron and industrial, elegant and formal.
GET TO KNOW: AMERICAN EMPIRE STYLE American Empire, also called Federal, is a French-inspired Neoclassical style of American furniture and decoration that takes its name and originates from the Empire style introduced during the First French Empire period under Napoleon’s rule.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to go to design school and learn about color theory, furniture styles, and the tools of the trade, here is your opportunity! Our featured guest speakers also offer written tutorials on everything from glazing to decoupage. We’ve taken all of the basics of design and created articles to help you learn and do better. Here is just a small sampling of the articles in The Design Center library waiting for you, and three new articles are delivered every week…
Now that you’ve painted it, and you’re ready to sell it, how do you go about taking the best photo? What is the proper price for your hard work? In Styled to Sell, we cover all of these topics and more with in-depth articles on pricing, customer service, staging and photography from industry experts. It’s like a business course for furniture artists. New articles are added every week!
GOAL SETTING: FINDING NEW CUSTOMERS AND THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX! What do you say to yourself when it comes time to put your work out there? And what steps are you taking to stay ahead of the competition or to take a completely different direction away from them?