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Having been keen furniture up-cyclers for many years, we decided to paint
up some furniture for one of our shops to use for displaying our products.
We were delighted when customers started to ask if they could buy this
furniture and we then started to paint up furniture to sell. To compliment this
new business opportunity we decided to sell a range of chalk paint and
furniture accessories. Part of the condition to become a stockist was to attend
the supplier’s training program, after which we felt even more confident
in being able to complete work to a professional standard. So we had our
paint nicely displayed with up-cycled furniture for sale and we started doing
paint demonstrations. What we did not anticipate was the amount of people
who would ask us to paint their own furniture, which quickly became the
most rewarding part of the business. At this stage we also realised that most
people just wanted their dark pine furniture painted a different colour (not
necessarily shabby chic). As the chalk paint is great for shabby chic, but not
so good for a producing a modern smooth waterproof finish, I searched
for an additional paint range that would enable us to offer a finish suitable
for all types of furniture including kitchens. We also discovered that once you
did a piece of furniture for a customer they would want more doing. For example,
I painted 2 kitchen stools for a customer, who then asked me to paint their
kitchen, dining & utility room. The other advantages are, a very high profit
margin with the materials just costing 5-10%, working for ourselves and
choosing the hours that suit us.
Richard Cass – Managing Director.
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