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Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum - Furniture Flippers' Journey & Action Plan

What is UP my friends and fellow busybees. I hope you are all doing well and if you celebrate Easter, are looking forward to a long weekend ahead that I’m sure some of you really need, because I know how hard you guys work. You’re grinding trying to keep up with work, potentially raising little humans or fur babies, likely working on some furniture pieces regardless of if you’re also trying to sell said pieces, as well as maintain a *somewhat* healthy and active lifestyle while simultaneously being a good wife, husband, daughter, son, parent, sibling, employee and friend.. Just to name a few. I know it can get exhausting and that can leave you feeling quite depleted and unable to dedicate time to other things in your life that you might really enjoy or just feel the need to dedicate brain power to that you simply don’t have left at the end of the day.

I totally get it, which is why I put together today’s episode to hopefully help you out by taking away something that may be on your plate, which is moving yourself forward on the Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum. Don’t know what that is? No worries, let me walk you through it here today.

The Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum is a framework that I put together to help you work your way forward, however far you personally are interested in going, towards working full-time as a furniture painter and refinisher, running your own business. Now for some, you won’t have the goal to move your way fully through the spectrum, and that’s completely okay. It’s why I decided to call this a spectrum rather than a timeline, because some people may be perfectly content staying at the phase they’re currently at. Regardless, I hope you will still relate to the stages in the spectrum and have your experience recognized and help you feel seen and not so alone in your journey in the world of upcycling furniture.

Since we’re typically working out of our homes, likely not surrounded by other people who are also flipping furniture and potentially trying to sell it (except for some of you rockstar husband and wife refinishing duos out there- I love that for you guys!), it can start to feel like you’re kind of moving through this space on your own. Alone in our workshops, we don’t always have someone to share our experiences with or rant when we need to with someone who understands or just chat it out with someone who is going through similar things as we are. This is why I think there’s such a present and vibrant community of refinishers on Instagram, because I think we are all kind of reaching out to others to find that sense of community and understanding that doesn’t always exist for us since we aren’t working in a big office building like a traditional “job”.

If that is something that resonates with you, firstly, I hope you keep listening so that you know that these things we are going through and experiences we have are absolutely not unique to us and we are all going through such similar experiences in this space, regardless of where you are located in the world. Second of all, because I mean, I can only show up here so often, I recommend you also try and find that community for yourself! The blog post Community Over Competition walks you through what I did to find that community of local refinishers when I needed it and you get to hear from some other refinishers in my area of what it has meant to them as well, so feel free to pop over and give it a listen if you haven’t already after this episode.

But let’s talk about this Refinisher Success Spectrum again, because this outlines that journey from when you are first introduced to the world of furniture painting and refinishing and upcycling to owning a full-time business doing furniture makeovers and everything in between. I wanted to outline what that journey looks like, based on my own experience but also the experience of others in this community that I have heard from anecdotally when they share on social media, conversations I have with others in my DMs or when they email me, as well as the narratives I hear from my consulting and coaching clients. It call all, essentially, be broken down into 5 stages: The Lurker, The Dabbler, The Side Hustler, and The All-iner.

Listen… I don’t have a marketing background guys, there’s only so much this social services brain could come up with in terms of a proprietary naming strategy- if anyone has any better ideas, I’m all ears!

So in today’s episode, I want to walk you through these stages in the Refinishers’ Success Spectrum and talk a little bit about what’s happening in each stage, what symptoms and struggles may arise in each stage and what you might be experiencing, as well as what you can do to move yourself forward along that spectrum as well as things that I offer that might help move you along on that path, should you so choose. So essentially, I’ll be walking you through what the journey looks like, you can identify where you are currently at, I’ll let you know why you’re at where you’re at and then what you need to do to get to the next phase.

I know that walking this path can come with confusion, frustration and sometimes a lack of knowing what the next step is or what you can do next. So my hope for this Success Spectrum is that it can help lay down a rough overview of a trajectory you can take and introduce some clarity, some comfort in knowing you are not alone, and take the pressure off of you to have to fit in time to specifically sit down and map this out for yourself. Sound good?

First up, we have The Lurker. This is someone who has discovered the world of furniture flipping and is interested and intrigued. You may have discovered it while on Pinterest, maybe saw a piece that stopped your scroll while on Instagram or Facebook, or perhaps you were chatting with a friend who had a piece that was refinished and it got you chatting about it. It might have even just been something that has always been a part of your world if you had parents that have always led a sustainable or secondhand lifestyle and would invest in refinished pieces for their home. Whatever the avenue of discovery was for you, you know it, you love it, and you’re interested in more.

You might watch (and when you get down the rabbit hole, maybe even binge) furniture makeover tutorials on YouTube to pass the time, or follow content creators on TikTok to see their Before and After transitions to see what transformation possibilities exist for these pieces.

You also likely appreciate the workmanship and process behind what it takes to refinish this furniture, and you may even have some pieces that you’ve purchased for your home. However, you’ve never actually done a makeover yourself… not yet, at least.

There’s a couple symptoms that may exist in this phase. The first of which is total and utter FOMO. You are always seeing these videos that look SO satisfying and seeing the drastic difference that can come to a piece with a little bit of work, and you are always so inspired to take on your own project. Though you may not feel like you have the time or ability to do so, you love the idea of trying out a furniture flip of your own because it looks fairly straight forward. You might even have a specific piece of furniture in your home that you’ve had your eye on that would make the perfect inaugural makeover piece but just haven’t pulled the trigger.

Another symptom of the classic Lurker is a bit of perfectionism that exists. You love the idea of doing a makeover of your own, but before you get to that point, you gotta do just a bit more research first, right? You want to know all about the different steps in the process, what to do if you come across a repair that’s needed on the piece, and how you can achieve the best finish on your piece. Because once you do enough research and know a biiiiiiit more, THEN you’ll finally feel ready and prepared. (I’m gonna throw in a little spoiler here, though… you’ll never feel FULLY ready, my friend. But that’s okay, stay tuned!).

The last symptom of the Lurker is that frustration and confusion that exists when it comes to the process. You like to be prepared and well-researched before jumping in, but there is just SO much information out there. And a lot of the time, you will find the answer to a question you might have and then as you continue researching further, you find another exact opposite answer to that exact question… super helpful when that happens, isn’t it? So you’re now unsure and confused– which steps should you follow? And in what order? And don’t get me started on the products… you don’t know which are the best, how to know what to use and how to choose them, and if you should be using the same products on very different projects. Questions and thoughts that don’t help to make you feel any more prepared for this makeover you want to do– and do right, the first time!

Am I getting somewhere? I know for a fact that there are some Lurkers here listening today, so listen up my friends because I have a plan of attack for you. Now, like I mentioned, there may be some of you who love being a Lurker and just appreciate consuming this content and have no intentions of taking on a project of your own– at this point in time at least, never say never. In that case, keep doing you boo boo. My recommendation for you is that, if you aren’t already, to sign up to receive my Friday Furniture Focus newsletter. This will help fill that itch you have to immerse yourself in the world of refinished furniture by bringing inspiration to your inbox every week including tutorial videos, the latest podcast episodes that may interest you, new furniture artists that you can discover and follow, and other helpful hints and hacks in the furniture flipping world. Regardless of the stage you fall in on the Refinishers’ Success Spectrum, I’m only *slightly* biased but I think you’d love the Friday Furniture Focus. So sign up at if you’re interested.

Alright, so for those Lurkers out there who are ready to finally commit to moving forward and tackling that first makeover to move yourself into the Dabbler and potentially Hobbyist stage, there’s 4 action items I want to quickly walk you through: Process, Plan, Supplies and Mindset.

Process: If you haven’t already, you’re going to first pinpoint the piece of furniture that you’re going to use for your first makeover to help focus your attention and narrow your focus. Then, if you need some clarity on how to accomplish this and get you out of the confusion and frustration zone, you may want to grab yourself a copy of my No BS Guide To Your First Furniture Makeover. This will clarify the process by giving you my step-by-step framework for completing your makeover, what you need to do in each step, how to do it, and my tips and hacks learned over the years for how to save you time, money and effort while doing so. It also includes a First Furniture Makeover Supplies Checklist so you can be sure you have everything you’ll need for your furniture flip, AND I link any of my recommended products that I use in my own business if you are looking for some tried and true reliable products. If you have others that you’ve pinpointed you want to source, that’s cool too, but it’s there if you need it!

Now, Plan: Once you have your guide, and you have set aside some time to read through it, I want you to grab your calendar or agenda or virtual calendar or whatever you use to keep your shit on track and in order and mark a date on that calendar for when you’re going to tackle this flip. Depending on the size of the piece, you may only need one day. To be safe, maybe mark off a weekend and then you don’t have to rush it as much (although, fair warning, once you get started on it you’re totally going to get into it and not want to stop until it’s done!).

Now that you’ve set the date, we need Supplies: We’re gonna make a shopping list– again, handwritten or virtual on an app you use, whatever works. Walk through your First Furniture Makeover Supplies Checklist or whatever compilation of information you have and make a list of what you need for your particular piece and what you want to do to it. Then, make a peek at any DIY or home improvement tools or supplies you may already own at home and see if you already have any of those items (things like sandpaper, cleaning supplies, cloths, and maybe even paint or stains may be something you already have but have forgotten about in the depths of your basement). Then, go source whatever else you need. As a reminder, should you decide to get any products from Surf Prep Sanding or Fusion Mineral Paint, I am an affiliate and thus have a code to save 10% off their products as well as a curated Amazon Storefront with many of the products I recommend- you can find the links to all of those at

The last thing I want you to think about is your Mindset: particularly for the Lurkers with a tendency towards perfectionism, I need you to say it with me: ready fire aim, not ready aim fire. Again, ready fire aim, not ready aim fire. We are going to dive into this project with two feet, regardless of if we feel positively ready and prepared to do so, and we are going to give it our best go. Because you know what? Every single one of us refinishers had a “first piece”. It may have turned out amazing, but a lot of the time it turned out just alright. But I guarantee that no matter what, it sparked that passion for the work and it also was a great starting base for us to look at and compare our work to following it. It’s a great point of reference in time to look back on and see how much you have grown, how much you have learned, and how much you have evolved since that first piece. So we are going to fire, do our best and forget the rest. Once we see how this one goes, we can do that fine tuning and aiming so that next time we are closer to the bullseye. So promise me you won’t worry about it too much, alright?

NOW, we move our way into the second phase of the Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum which includes both the Dabblers and the Hobbyists.

If you’re at this stage, you have accomplished at least one furniture makeover. For many of you, that first piece turned into doing many pieces, whether it just be ones that you work on for your own home or for friends and family who discover you’ve taken up this hobby. Regardless of who you’re doing the flip for, you are loving the feeling of being in your workshop, getting into the zone and into that state of flow and are feeling the catharsis that furniture refinishing can bring. It’s crazy, eh?

As the Dabbler and Hobbyist, you’ve started to see how you can fit this hobby into your life and routine quite easily, and are losing hours in the workshop plugging away whenever you can. You may have even started selling a couple pieces and making a bit of money, and realized that this could be something that you not only make money from, but something you really enjoy that you can make money at. Which is a pretty great realization to have.

During this phase, people in your life start to discover that you’re doing this furniture refinishing and slowly the word starts spreading. You start to get people reaching out to you when they have pieces that they’re looking to get rid of because they know you’ve been doing some makeover projects and they want to know if you’d like to take it in to give it a new life. You may even start a social media presence to connect with others doing similar work and have a curated feed of furniture painters and refinishers instead of having it all mixed in with your personal account and algorithms.

There’s a shared symptom amongst the Dabblers and Hobbyists as with the Lurkers– some major FOMO, but in a different way. You’ve done one or two or a couple dozed or maybe more makeovers but you keep getting that itch for more, especially after the satisfaction of completing another project and looking at the result of your work. You now have a new filter that you never used to as you move about in the world: looking at existing furniture in your house, online for sale or at thrift stores and you’re imagining how you would redesign it or restore the piece to give it some new life. You realize just how much potential there is in pieces, you realize how easy it can be doing these flips, and you see how many pieces there are out there available to flip. Basically, you’re insatiable when it comes to these projects and you’re always excited to jump into your next one

Another symptom of this stage is Self-Doubt. You absolutely love doing this work and it’s a super fun hobby, but you think “I could never actually make any real money doing this. Right? Right??” but there’s still something in the back of your mind that thinks maybe, just maybe, if you kept on with it that it could turn into a source of income for you and your family.

Some other symptoms you may be experiencing as a Hobbyist or Dabbler is a Lack of Clarity and some Uncertainty: you’re unsure of how you could go about turning this from something you enjoy doing as a hobby into something that makes you money. You’ve maybe started to do some research at one point or another to find out how other people went about it, maybe tried to pick someone’s brain who has been there before, and you’ve looked online to see if there’s something that could help you with this and make things a little easier for you. But, as a result, you’re kind of overwhelmed because although the internet is full of information, you haven’t been able to find something that specifically has what you need all in one spot.

And there’s also uncertainty, because you don’t want to decide that this is the route you’re going to take and then you’ll fuck something up along the way. Maybe you won’t go about it correctly, maybe you’ll try to do your taxes or bookkeeping and make a mistake and get into trouble. And even more so than all of that, you’re uncertain because you also worry in the back of your head that if you decide, really decide, to move forward with being more intentional with this and seeing what you could grow it to that it would change create more stress in your life and take the fun and enjoyment out of the work from changing your passion into something for profit. I know that was absolutely a worry I had– what if I start being more intentional and consistent with this and then it turns from feeling fun, exciting, carefree and like an escape from reality into something that feels like a chore, another “have to do” on my list, and just feels like work?

If you find yourself in this category, I hope it brings some relief to know that this is where the large majority of you fall. Between this stage and the next, I would say that is where a good 70-80% of people are, if I had to put a number to it. It’s a totally normal place to find yourself, because past these points are where you really do need to start being more intentional and having some self-accountability, or find someone to walk on the journey with you who can hold you accountable in that way.

Now, if you’re in this stage and you are happy to remain in this stage, again, please do not feel the pressure to monetize this thing that you’re loving doing and take it from anything other than a hobby. Creative outlets are so important and if you want to keep it being just that, then I encourage you to do so! Don’t feel the need to turn it into anything else just because you may see people online doing so, or hear me talk about being able to help you do so. Please do stick to what feels right for you– you never know, this feeling could evolve for you over time or it may just stay as is, and if it feels good for you, your lifestyle, your needs and desires, then I always encourage people to do what feels true to you.

But for the Dabblers and Hobbyists who have that inkling that it’s something they may be interested in pursuing and having it become an income source for them and their family, here are some recommendations on how to go about that and get yourself to the next stage of the Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum.

First, head on over to my website and grab your free Guide & Checklist for Starting Your Furniture Refinishing Business. This is where I have compiled a step-by-step guide for how I would go about starting a business or side hustle selling refinished furniture if I were to start over again. There were some things that I put off that ended up costing me more time and effort down the road that I wish I had done sooner, so this guide and checklist will help you tackle all the necessary elements (in my opinion, at least) for setting yourself up for success in this space.

Then you’re just going to work your way through the checklist. It will lead you through in the right direction and make this process so much more manageable by categorizing the needed elements into different steps that are way more easily digestible and tackle-able (is that even a word?). At the same time, I want you to continue to keep doing your furniture makeovers as you normally would and keep up that interest and passion. Don’t take the time that you would normally do that and replace it with these more (maybe not so fun) elements to setting up a small business, because then you won’t have any release for that creativity and ultimately, it may make you resent the decision you’ve made to pursue this.

Once you’ve done that and set up those core elements, I want you to set THREE goals for this year for your business, no matter how big or small. Make it a realistic goal, but choose 3 things that you want to achieve by the end of this year. Then get focused and work consistently towards those goals. Along the way you will inevitably have more ideas for things you could take on, things you’ll love to pursue or ways to expand or switch things up but for that first year, stay intentional and focused and get into your groove. After that, you can make some moves and bigger plans but I recommend not trying to do too much, too quick.

Another recommendation is to make one of those goals be in relation to continued education in the furniture refinishing world. Obviouslyyy, this blog is a great start, so gold star for you! But whatever way you learn best, just find ways to learn more about different aspects of furniture flipping that you’re not super familiar with and then over time, without even really realizing it, you will have a wealth of knowledge that you can pull from and use to troubleshoot when you come across different challenges in your makeovers.

One resource, for those who like to read, that I often plus is The Furniture Bible which is not only a beautiful coffee table book but also a really great educational resource about furniture and how to refinish and restore it. Great read. If you’re someone who enjoys consuming visual content, obviously YouTube is a great resource because it’s longer form content so you get to hear a longer, more detailed breakdown usually of the process people take and typically their reasoning for doing so. A couple YouTube accounts that I follow, love and recommend for those looking to learn more is Katie Scott from Salvaged by K. Scott (shout out to Katie if she’s listening, she’s one of the ones who initially inspired me to try out my first makeover!), and I also find Transcend Furniture Gallery to be super informative and I learn lots from her. As an added bonus, both those accounts are Canadian, which you know I always love to support. Another refinisher who does a lot of furniture painting projects that I learned a lot from early on was Christina Muscari from Pretty Distressed. So you can start then and then let the YouTube rabbit hole lead you where it might!

Okie dokie, so that brings us to the third stage of the Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum which is The Side Hustler. Again, lots of folks sitting in this space, which is great!

What does this phase look like, you may ask? Well, you’ve decided to take your furniture flipping more seriously and be more consistent with it, selling pieces for profit. You may or may not have officially registered as a business (though as you know by now, I always recommend doing so!). You’re also seeing some traction in your business and are developing more of a client base over time as you sell your pieces, getting maybe some repeat clients and some recommendations for your services through word-of-mouth. And as a result of all of this, you’re seeing some real money coming in and this little side hustle may even be making you some real substantial money.

Some symptoms that are arising? Namely, Confidence. You are really getting into the groove and have quite a few furniture makeovers under your belt now so that has increased your confidence in your abilities so you feel like you can be a little less choosey when sourcing pieces because you’re confident that you’ll be able to handle the majority of what comes your way. The things that were roadblocks to you before because you didn’t know how to tackle them? Second nature to you know, there’s no slowing you down.

However, for some who are interested in moving from that side hustle life into full-time self-employment doing furniture refinishing, there might be another symptom that’s creeping in: Despondency. (Yes, that is a word I had to Google because I couldn’t think of a word that quite hit the nail on the head for this one, whatever. Google is a resource, don’t make fun of me.)

Despondency is a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage. And Side Hustler, if you’ve been here for awhile and working your ass off to try and scale and grow this business but it hasn’t taken off in the way you thought it would, you may find yourself here. And there might even be something in your head that’s thinking, “is this even worth it? Will I ever get there? Should I just give up and quit and go back to doing this as a fun hobby and not try to grow it as a business?” Rest assured that so many of us have been there, and I know for me it is particularly in the times or seasons where pieces aren’t selling super consistently that had me in this mentality of self-doubt. And it feels so frustrating because you feel like you’re giving all your free time and effort and energy to this thing and it’s not paying off like you really believed it would. Can you relate?

If so, let’s put those thoughts on hold a second and instead create an action plan to help get you passed this slump– which is all it is, a momentary lapse of motivation and excitement for this thing that I know fires you up and gets you excited in the morning. So let’s find a way to keep that feeling going.

First up, if you haven’t registered as a business officially already, that’s step 1. I know I know, you think that that will make for more work from you, and you’re not wrong. You’ll need to keep track of your purchases and file your taxes, yes, but welcome to the real world. What little effort it will add to your life will be quickly forgotten due to the positives that that will bring. It changes your whole outlook from being one simply focused on the pieces themselves to being more cognizant on the business as a whole and treating it as such rather than treating it as a hobby.

It will cause you to focus on ensuring you’re being profitable overall, once you take all the costs and expenses into consideration, and it just inevitably changes your outlook and motivation when you look at it as a business rather than an “unofficial” side hustle. You’ll also start thinking at a higher level about how you can continue to grow and scale the business to make it what you want it to be, and you’ll think about marketing your business more widely. This is the kind of thinking that is going to help you to create those innovative ideas that will grow the business and ultimately put you on the path to success and, should you so choose, eventually going full-time in the business if that’s the goal.

Now, the thing that I have found to be most true in this phase (because, y’all, I’ve been there myself), is that sometimes the hardest part of figuring out what to do next or where you should be focusing your efforts is because we have everything all jammed up in our overloaded brains and we don’t know how to get it out, make it actionable, organized and make sense for leading us where we want to go. Sometimes just writing it out and getting a plan on paper helps, but other times you need someone to bounce ideas off of and help you brainstorm and turn it into a plan of action that will actually result in change compared to what you have been trying to do up until now. If that rings true to you and you are currently facing a challenge or a barrier like this, I’d love to help you get things in order to help you grow and expand and flourish.

I haven’t mentioned this on the blog yet but something new I am offering is complimentary coaching and consulting sessions that are called BusyBees in Business Strategy Sessions where I help walk you through what you’re currently struggling with and we create an actionable plan for you to tackle to help get you where you want to be. These sessions will be recorded and posted as podcast episodes because I want these to be learning opportunities for all of us – like I said, there are a ton of people who are currently dealing with the exact same things as you are. So I would love for you to sign up for a session and we can work through what you’re currently working on– some things that I commonly talk to my consulting and coaching clients about are things like setting up systems, establishing and growing a social media presence, creating a content strategy, creating a marketing strategy, increasing the profitability in your business, and setting up multiple streams of income. If any of that rings true, make sure to apply for a strategy session today.

Then, once you’ve been able to get established and growing in the ways you want to, you might create a plan to go full-time in your furniture refinishing business and take yourself into the final stage of the Spectrum, The All-Iner. This is the person who is a full-time furniture painter and refinisher, self-employed running their own small business.

This means you are treating your business like a business and not a hobby– you’re setting goals for yourself, you’re setting targets to ensure you’re meeting the mark on your income, and you’re likely looking for continued growth in the business (whatever that looks like for you and your circumstances). You have some semblance of a routine and have systems set up and in place so that you aren’t spending copious amounts of time on menial, repetitive tasks and admin work.

You also have income coming in, hopefully pretty consistently and it may be just from one source or you may have multiple revenue sources set up. You may even have some people working for you to help alleviate some of the burden and help you get shit done. Essentially, you’re livin’ the dream.

A symptom of the All In-er is Alignment. Things are feeling aligned with your vision for what you wanted when you set out on this journey, and you’re feeling motivated and inspired to upcycle more often than not– we gotta allow ourselves to have our off days too, we’re all human! During this phase, though, the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve been able to curate a life and a business that excites you and that feels true to you and your desires and how you enjoy spending your time far outweighs the lazy or negative days.

Another symptom of this stage, though, especially if you find yourself here for more of a prolonged period, is Stagnancy. Now, if you have the business where you like it and want it to stay there then this is an amazing thing to have achieved and be sitting at. However, if you have goals that you have been consistent in working towards and are still feeling that stagnation, then it can be discouraging.

And that can start to eat away at your motivation and love for the work if you find yourself putting your absolute all into it and aren’t seeing any returns on that investment of time and effort. And let’s get real, it hurts that much more when it’s your own business that you started from the ground up that you’re trying to grow and aren’t seeing movement in.

Going all in on your business is a big leap to make and with it comes some inherent risk, which we know, we obviously hope that it will only continue to grow and find success– whatever your indicator of success is. So when things slow or come to a halt all together, regardless of the amount of effort and time and intentionality you’re putting in, that’s a quick and surefire way to get you second guessing your choice. Believe me, I’ve had my days in that headspace as well. But what can we do to avoid moving backwards in stages and keep ourselves in that All In-er phase? I’m so glad you asked.

The reality is, self-employment and entrepreneurship can be difficult and there isn’t always the immediate positive response to the things we implement in our businesses– however, accounting for that and having an action plan and strategy to stick with in those times can make all the difference. I’m also a big believer in support and community, particularly in self-employment which can be lonely at times because you probably don’t have anyone else you’re working with day-to-day.

This is why my recommended action plan in this stage is to connect with someone who understands what you’re going through, can help you strategize and again, just help you talk it out and get everything that is floating around in your head. I recommend finding a coach or someone that you can consult with that will help you find some clarity and have a plan to work past whatever challenge or barrier or stagnancy you may be experiencing in your business at that time– not only will talking it through help to get those negative thoughts out of your head and focus on the positive and what’s to come, but they can help you strategize and potentially introduce something into your business you had never thought of, or help streamline existing items in your business to help save you time, money and frustration. It’s always a great return on investment, and as a reminder, that is a business expense that you can write off at tax time so it’s a win-win for both you and the future of your business.

I do offer coaching and consulting for small business owners running furniture painting and refinishing businesses like this, I have an option for a single session if you just want to address one thing that can get worked through in an hour, or if you’d like some more ongoing support I also have a 4 session package that saves you some money that will allow for prolonged support, strategy and follow up– you decide when you’d like to have those sessions, so we can meet, create a plan and then you work through it at your own pace before we meet again to evaluate how things are going.

Now I’m fully aware that it does require aligned vision, outlook and understanding in order for a coaching and consulting client to feel adequately supported, understood and satisfied with what they get out of these sessions so by no means do you need to invest in me specifically, but find someone you feel like you vibe well with and ideally someone who has achieved what you’re aiming to. That way they can share their expertise, their lessons learned throughout the journey of getting where you’re aiming to go, and they can really empathize with where you’re at and how you’re feeling. Ultimately, we want to get you past that bump in the road and continuing on with positive, forward momentum for both you as a person and your business.

So that’s that! A breakdown of the Furniture Refinishers’ Success Spectrum. I hope you were able to identify yourself and where you’re at on the spectrum and if you’ve felt stuck at that stage and phase for awhile, now feel like you have some tangible things to work towards to help you move forward. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out in my DMs or send me an email at

And something you may not know about me… I love little motivational messages. They literally always get me fired up, and I keep a running list of ones that are especially catchy or speak to me in the Notes app on my phone. So I’m going to end every blog post with one of those that I have noted down over the years, in hopes that you leave our time here each week feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to take on whatever comes your way that week.

So this week’s Mel’s motivational message is: Where you are today does not define your tomorrow.

Alright, that’s it for now, I appreciate your time, and I’ll catch you guys next week!

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