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How do I GROW My Skills as a Furniture Artist?

By just clicking for more information you have set yourself apart from everyone else. Many will say they want to become a master furniture artist but few will take the steps toward that goal.

Too many are afraid to travel the road to success, because it entails learning new techniques, experimenting with new products, methods and being willing to experiment and try new things.

Do you have dreams? Are you a go-getter? Is it your desire to know more, experience more, BE MORE? If so, scroll down and keep reading...

If so, then buckle your seat belt, because you are in the right place. Welcome to the top 20%!


This is your personal invitation to enroll in a BRAND NEW MEMBERSHIP:


Furniture Flipping Blueprint - Redesign



This is your personal invitation to enroll in a brand NEW MEMBERSHIP


Furniture Flipping Blueprint - Redesign



I'm here to help you grow as a furniture artist...

Hi. I'm Val Frania.

As we raised our family of 15 kids, frugally and the do-it-yourself lifestyle became second nature. DH (dear hubby) and I focused on being self-sufficient and creative as we raised our family and determined to have a lifestyle of service to others. Today we share our experience and knowledge of furniture redesign and marketing...and life in general, online through blogs, social media and the our furniture flipping membership, Furniture Flipping Blueprint. 

We should always be learning, reaching, challenging ourselves. I would like to help you with that.


Do you dream of being a PRO furniture artist?

What have you learned today? This week? This year? Whether you're wanting to move from hobbyist to entrepreneur or you've been at this for a while, the Blueprint is your key to growing a more successful furniture flipping business...and you can decide for yourself what that means to you.


24/7 guidance at your fingertips.

Online. All in one place.

Have you been frustrated trying to learn all the steps to creating beautiful furniture?

    • Spending hours watching insanely long video tutorials and frustrated sifting through all the online info?
    • Struggling to learn new techniques and feeling intimidated when asking for help?
    • Purchasing products and tools you are unsure how to use?


I was too, so I created the Blueprint just for you!

    • Short and to the point videos and written tutorials with tested and accurate information at your fingertips
    • Recommended products listed, linked and pictured for each stage of the process
    • Gain confidence and tap into your inner artist


How is Furniture Flipping Blueprint different?

    • We have an amazing safe community unlike others - no drama!
    • No longer do you need to try to figure it all out alone - everything is at your fingertips, online, 24/7/365.
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NOTE: This new membership, FFB REDESIGN, has been designed for those of you who want to learn only furniture redesign, because you are not ready for the marketing end of furniture flipping, don't plan to turn your art into a business, or you already are a PRO marketer. You DO want to learn the marketing too?... scroll down to the bottom and you'll find information on how you can join FURNITURE FLIPPING BLUEPRINT  PRO - the best (and quite possibly the only) comprehensive online manual for furniture flippers.

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Gain confidence in your redesign skills by learning all the popular and trendy techniques as well as all of the classic designs that have lasted for decades.

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Your boldness of design and creativity will blossom as your knowledge of products, tools and the methods to use each one will become second nature to you.

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Online Presence

People will begin to notice that your furniture art is different - unique, professional, beautiful, and will get the scrollers to STOP and LOOK.

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Find Your People

To align yourself and keep company with like-minded furniture artists is a step in the right direction. Encouragement and support goes a long way!

Are you ready to step into the top 20%? 


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By just being here, you've shown me that you have a desire to become a top shelf artist.

What do I mean by that?

Everyone says they want to become great furniture artists and learn all of the latest techniques and product amazing pieces that WOW their audience, but only about 20% follow through. It takes commitment, setting and achieving goals. Joining FFB is a start!

To realize our dreams, it takes a special kind of consistent and persistent effort. Are you ready to take the next step?



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When you join you will find 25+ modules, labeled and easy to navigate with the different steps you need to take from finding your piece to taking it to market. 12 will be available right away, the technique modules are delivered each week for 15+ weeks.

Each is listed below in order with a detailed description.






MODULE 1 - Most Recommended Products

Stop wasting money - tap into the experience of seasoned flippers and explore our preferred strippers, primers, odor blockers, thinners & cleaners, bonding agents, tools, fillers and more. Photos, links, tips and explanations are all included.


MODULE 2 - Prepping Your Piece to Last

Are those "nonpreppers" right? Do we need to prep our pieces? Have you wondered how to go about cleaning, sanding, stripping, repairing and priming? Dispel all the myths and confusing advice with step-by-step instructions. Learn proper prep and have confidence in the quality and longevity of your product.


MODULE 3 - Repairing Your Piece

Does the thought of repairs stress you out?  The quality of your repairs can make the difference between your piece looking like an amateurish piece or truly professional. I got you covered with product suggestions, how-tos, tips and examples.


MODULE 4 - Got Tools?

Have you ever been frustrated over a project taking longer than it should because you didn't have the right tool? Having the right tool can make the difference between your project taking 5 minutes or hours...and hours. No one wants to spend a boat load of cash thinking they MIGHT want a certain tool - or perhaps you may not even know what's out there.


MODULE 5 - Paint, Stain, Topcoats - Oh My!

Alkyd, latex, chalk, milk paint, mineral paint, so many choices! Oil or water base? Glaze or Stain? How about dyes, top coats, waxes? So many choices can be daunting. Get the inside scoop and save time and money!


MODULE 6 - It's Time to Paint!

Should you use a sprayer, roller or brush? How DO you use a sprayer and when and why? Explore how-to videos on spraying, avoiding brush strokes, tips on using specific paint types, etc. Want to avoid mistakes and gain insider tips? This is THAT module.


MODULE 7 - Stain Your Piece

Learn about the different types of stain, how to prepare your surface for a better outcome with tips along with videos on different ways to stain. You will find specific tips, tutorials and video on how to use Java Gel.


MODULE 8 - Is Top Coating as Scary as it Seems?

The most talked about and questioned step - top coating! This module clears up the confusion. Though preference comes by use, it helps to know the ins and outs of each product and its application. Spraying is also addressed and demonstrated. Your confidence will soar!


MODULE 9 - Don't Be Distressed Over Distressing!

Try several types of distressing, aging or antiquing outlined here to become proficient at creating the different types of looks. Or, find your fave and stick with just one. Most stop at simple sandpaper distressing and don't continue to perfect the other different techniques.


MODULE 10 - Techniques

Do you look at all the great pieces posted online and think, "OH I WISH I COULD DO THAT!" Well you can now - Creating Texture, Dry Brushing, Stenciling, Glazing, and much more, delivered one at a time for 12+ weeks!


MODULE 11 - Specialty Tools, Resources & Products

You might not even know about half of these, but once you use them - voilá! The job just became so much easier! Let's talk about glues, fasteners & clamps, tools for design, specialty brushes, stencil & trims options, online hardware stores, etc.

FFB REDESIGN is a 24/7/365, A to Z Online Manual

With Over 150 Technique & Tips Videos!




Step-by-step tutorials on how to clean, prep, and prepare your furniture

Step-by-step tutorials on how to paint, stain and topcoat

Quick fixes, problem solvers, repair tips & recipes

Special painting and finishing techniques tutorials & tips



Product highlights, insiders tips on usage and recommendations

Lists of resources used by our niche including Amazon product links

Discount code for Furniture Flipping Market

                                                                    And more...


Delivery: Modules 1-9 & 11 are available from day one and the techniques Module #10 holds the technique tutorials, delivering one technique tutorial every week for 15+ weeks.


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Lidia Martins @ Vintique Paint Addict

"Val, I appreciate the hard work that you and your family do for me in this group. Your modules are a personal library that give me peace of mind, knowing when I need something, it's all in one spot. and your videos are short and very clear to follow. I can tell you put your heart into us and I personally have grown so much because of you. What other group spends their valuable time and money to sending us little gifts? You're the cat's meow. I appreciate you and all you do for us."


Robin Raible @ Dusty to Divine

"The Blueprint is for people of all levels, especially people starting out because it puts all of the information for you in one place. There is no wondering "What group did I see that in?" or, "Did I save that post?" Val keeps great information all in one place. Then she has the closed [FB PRO] group of people that are an endless resource of support and knowledge. My skill, business and most of all confidence have grown leaps and bounds since I joined."    

Sandy Young

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"I can't imagine where I'd be if it wasn't for this wonderful, kind, brilliant, artistic lady. And the talented, helpful, kind members of this group! Awesomeness!!!!"

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RoseMarie Brown @ Furniture Revival

"This group and Val will make your furniture business and or painting hobby one of the best decisions you will ever make. I had a vision that quickly lost its luster with a group I was in prior to meeting Val. The moment I joined this group I was quickly catapulted back on track with my vision for my business. It is a fun group of likeminded women with the perfect leader guiding us to where we need to be...I have definitely received more from this group than I have paid."


Paula Bausworth @ Finds and Redesigns by PaulaB

"The Blueprint has changed my way of thinking. I new enjoy getting into my zone and attempting to be creative. But more importantly, the wealth of information you have right at your fingertips 24/7 AND the comradery in this group is priceless. You won't regret!"

Paula Goldman

Paula Goldman @ Castaways by Paula

"Joining the Blueprint and being mentored by Val Frania continues to be my compass for creating a professional business. Every aspect of growing my business is covered, from techniques to contracts to an online presence. This is a quality "product" made up of experience, knowledge, and good old fashioned know-how. The bonus has been all the other members who are incredibly supportive. Very grateful."

General Questions

FURNITURE FLIPPING BLUEPRINT is an online membership site, sort of like a course, but it's more like a manual you can access 24/7 with "modules" full of information, both written and video. It is accessed by members from the welcome page where there are links to each set of modules listed by subject. It's along the lines of the streaming movie sites, but not for entertainment, for learning. You sign on after you enroll and have access for a month or a year, depending on which plan you sign up for. If you join the annual, at the end of the year your credit card is automatically billed the same amount even if it goes up in price. You don't have to think about it again and it's there when you need it! Once you enroll you are locked into that price and it will never increase for you as long as you remain a member. 

FFB - Redesign is for those who only want to learn redesign and don't feel the need for marketing help. It's your way of getting your foot in the door to learn furniture art and minimize your financial commitment.

Furniture Flipping Blueprint - PRO is available for you if you desire access to mentoring, an exclusive online tribe, how-to marketing modules, and a library packed full of extra training. You'll find a button at the bottom to find out more or email me at Val@Valfrania.com is you have questions.

If you are wanting to learn both REDESIGN AND MARKETING, scroll to the bottom to find FFB PRO and join that instead of just the FFB REDESIGN. FFB PRO includes marketing.

If you are interested more in a social type of group, Furniture Flipping Forum is a good place to land. If you would like weekly+ videos featuring just the basics of redesign in a social atmosphere where you can ask questions, then Furniture Flipping Basics is a good place to be, especially for new furniture artists. It's a smaller more intimate group great for beginners or those who want to revisit the basics of furniture redesign. You are welcome to join both or either.

FFB PRO members have a private FB group.

If you are wanting to become well versed in all things redesign, you really can't afford NOT to join! If you want to save time and money, then hop on FFB and get the insider information at your fingertips on FFB 24/7 and then take advantage of one of the FB groups for support. It's the best way to SAVE money and time. No more guessing how to do things, what is the best product, or even IF you can do this. FFB is the fast track to being an accomplished furniture artist. No more frustration or spending hours online when you can be putting out great pieces now. The money you save with the insiders information will pay for FFB over and over.

I suppose that depends! If you want to learn quickly and easily, join FFB REDESIGN or FFB PRO. If you want to take your time and soak it all in, learning and growing at your own pace, join either FFB membership. If you want to build your confidence as you learn how to turn out great artistic pieces of furniture, join one of the FFB memberships. If you want to learn how to prep right so your piece lasts...if you want to know the trendy styles and expert techniques, join FFB. DON'T join if you want to just slap on the paint and sell your pieces cheaply and don't care how they last or what your reputation is. We are in it to win it and we want to help you win too.

FFB itself is a go at your own pace, use it in your own way sort of program. Sure, we want to get to know you, offer our support and wisdom, but there are no requirements. You will get out of it what you put into it. Use it how you see fit and enjoy the ride! We are here to help you in any way you need. FFB is chock full of information that will help you progress as an artist and become a name in your niche - a name that is well spoken of and known for quality pieces. The sky is the limit when you apply yourself and dig into the information to improve your skills. Jump in and realize your dreams!

Experience Is Your Best Teacher

Let me lend you MY experience on your furniture flipping journey to save you time, money and frustration. I have 1000+ hours of classroom, online research, experimentation and hands on workshop experience to share, and I am currently sharing my know-how around the globe in over 100 countries:

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Lucretia Waldbuesser

Furniture Artisan at K/C ReCreations

"I had the pleasure of meeting Val at the General Finishes Furniture Expo in September 2017. I was surprised at how easy it was to spend time with her, as though I had known her years not days. I am impressed with her desire to learn new techniques increasing her knowledge and her willingness to share that knowledge with others. Her Furniture Flipping Blueprint is a testimony of her desire to share. I had the pleasure of being one of the reviewers of her site. It (FFB) is an excellent site full of information from buying the piece, prepping it, techniques for finishing, staging and marketing and resources related to supplies and where to purchase supplies. There are many informative videos to support the techniques she is teaching. It's a wonderful site that will benefit new furniture flippers and experienced flippers." 


Derrick Lawless

DLawless Hardware

"There are very few furniture artists and custom furniture painters that can keep up with Val on the talent side of things and I doubt anyone can keep up with her on the enthusiasm and energy she brings to her work. I've seen many of her projects and met her recently at a painting expo. She's a wonderful person and top tier talent!"

OR...if you want to learn redesign AND marketing, and gain access to a TON more resources along with exclusive coaching, join FFB PRO:

Let's Flip Together!

Join our furniture flipping community and let's go and make our mark on the world.

Are you ready to get started?

We are waiting for you!

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