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Do you have old furniture that has lost its original appeal? Or family heirlooms collecting dust but kept around for sentimental value? Would you like to give new life into old chairs or tables on the brink of collapse? If you’ve always wondered how to turn your furniture “trash” into valued “treasures,” then this course is for you!

In this furniture restoration course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for restoring furniture and do-it-yourself décor. You will learn what makes antiques unique to their time periods and how to keep the integrity of historical pieces of furniture while updating them in a way that suits your style.

You will quickly develop the talent of looking at something old and making it look new again. Whether it’s with wood, fabric, metal, or other materials, you can follow step-by-step procedures to fashion beautiful pieces for your home.

If you’ve always wondered how to create beautiful and cost-friendly pieces of furniture, sign up today!

In this furniture restoration course, you will learn:

  • The aesthetic principles of various historical time periods
  • What makes something an “antique”
  • Tips and tricks for finding hidden treasures
  • Ways to save money while furnishing your home, office, or any living space
  • How to safely work with various materials and chemicals
  • How to strip, sand, stain, and paint wood pieces
  • The best techniques for restoring couches, chairs, and other upholstery items
  • Ways to update household items and novelty pieces so they become valued structures at a fraction of what you’d pay in the stores

Requirements

Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Principles Of Furniture Restoration
  • What is furniture restoration?
  • History of furniture restoration
  • Why restore furniture?
  • Antique versus modern restorations
Module 2: Getting Started
  • Choosing a piece to restore
  • Deciding on a concept or theme
  • Finding the right supplies
  • Taking safety precautions
Module 3: Working With Types Of Wood
  • Sanding and stripping the wood
  • Repairing cracks or scratches
  • Painting techniques
  • Staining, polishing, waxing and other finishing steps
  • DIY project: Dresser restoration
Module 4: How To Update Upholstery
  • Types of upholstery to restore
  • Choosing fabrics to suit your décor
  • Removing the old upholstery
  • Cutting, sewing, and working with fabrics and foam
  • DIY project: remodeled dining chairs
Module 5: Other Restoration Projects
  • Refinishing metals
  • Updating lighting fixtures
  • Working with mirror and glass pieces
  • Restoring clocks and novelty pieces
  • DIY project: old trunk or suitcase coffee table

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone who is interested in updating their own living space
  • Anyone who wants to create an original furniture piece as a gift
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to sell an item they’ve refurbished
  • Anyone considering a business venture in the world of furniture restoration
  • Owners of secondhand furniture shops who are ready to restore furniture before selling it on

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from Trendimi.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.
All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).

When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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Furniture Restoration

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    About

    Do you have old furniture that has lost its original appeal? Or family heirlooms collecting dust but kept around for sentimental value? Would you like to give new life into old chairs or tables on the brink of collapse? If you’ve always wondered how to turn your furniture “trash” into valued “treasures,” then this course is for you!

    In this furniture restoration course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for restoring furniture and do-it-yourself décor. You will learn what makes antiques unique to their time periods and how to keep the integrity of historical pieces of furniture while updating them in a way that suits your style.

    You will quickly develop the talent of looking at something old and making it look new again. Whether it’s with wood, fabric, metal, or other materials, you can follow step-by-step procedures to fashion beautiful pieces for your home.

    If you’ve always wondered how to create beautiful and cost-friendly pieces of furniture, sign up today!

    In this furniture restoration course, you will learn:

    • The aesthetic principles of various historical time periods
    • What makes something an “antique”
    • Tips and tricks for finding hidden treasures
    • Ways to save money while furnishing your home, office, or any living space
    • How to safely work with various materials and chemicals
    • How to strip, sand, stain, and paint wood pieces
    • The best techniques for restoring couches, chairs, and other upholstery items
    • Ways to update household items and novelty pieces so they become valued structures at a fraction of what you’d pay in the stores

    Requirements

    Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Principles Of Furniture Restoration
    • What is furniture restoration?
    • History of furniture restoration
    • Why restore furniture?
    • Antique versus modern restorations
    Module 2: Getting Started
    • Choosing a piece to restore
    • Deciding on a concept or theme
    • Finding the right supplies
    • Taking safety precautions
    Module 3: Working With Types Of Wood
    • Sanding and stripping the wood
    • Repairing cracks or scratches
    • Painting techniques
    • Staining, polishing, waxing and other finishing steps
    • DIY project: Dresser restoration
    Module 4: How To Update Upholstery
    • Types of upholstery to restore
    • Choosing fabrics to suit your décor
    • Removing the old upholstery
    • Cutting, sewing, and working with fabrics and foam
    • DIY project: remodeled dining chairs
    Module 5: Other Restoration Projects
    • Refinishing metals
    • Updating lighting fixtures
    • Working with mirror and glass pieces
    • Restoring clocks and novelty pieces
    • DIY project: old trunk or suitcase coffee table

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Everyone who is interested in updating their own living space
    • Anyone who wants to create an original furniture piece as a gift
    • Entrepreneurs wishing to sell an item they’ve refurbished
    • Anyone considering a business venture in the world of furniture restoration
    • Owners of secondhand furniture shops who are ready to restore furniture before selling it on

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from Trendimi.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.
    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).

    When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.