If you’re a sucker for social media, we're sure you would’ve come across some latest trends and top tracks everyone has been grooving to. Be it the recent Gabby Petito case, fashion, kitchen, or even gym hacks, social media is catching everyone's attention by the storm.
Now when it comes to catch-worthy trends, there’s only one app that wins the race - TikTok. We mean it's insane, how engaging it gets. You start looking at a bunch of videos, and within no time, you end up spending an hour or more just scrolling! What’s even more mind-boggling is how TikTok has become a hub of ideas and information sharing. From home decor tips to financial wisdom, you can literally find anything here.
Speaking of TikTok engagement, recently, a new and most intriguing trend has taken over the app, and trust us, it's way too good. Have you heard of FlipTok? If you haven't, let us tell you, it's one of the most wholesome categories of short videos you'll ever come across!
A word from a furniture flipper
Amid the pandemic, Meghan Wheeler (a nurse, grad student, and TikToker with more than 120,000 followers), started revamping and selling old furniture to fulfill her creative appetite that soon turned into a thriving side business.
And that is not it! Wheeler isn't the only furniture flipper sharing her content with followers; rather there's an entire community that resides on the application. All of them kind of have a similar story going on, where they started from scratch, and now with practice and patience, have the ability to deliver some great aesthetic furniture ideas.
So, if you're one of those who find this niche as interesting as Wheeler, here’s some advice that you might find insightful before hopping onto the furniture flipping train.
Before you plan on repurposing or flipping a piece of furniture, make sure it's squeaky clean. To clean it thoroughly, you can use whatever product you desire - dishwasher or even a spray - just remember it has to be a degreaser. Old furniture tends to be greasy, stained, and a little bit smelly as it has been used for such a long time. A cleaner with degreasing properties will make sure all these flaws can be eliminated.
Once your old furniture is all clean and prepped, it's time to move on to the next and the most fun step - painting it! To make sure this step turns out to be flawless, you'll need a bunch of good-quality synthetic brushes that will provide a more precise and smooth finish to your article. You can go for Zibra brushes, which are great for painting furniture, states Wheeler.
If we ask for a piece of advice from one of the most famous furniture flippers, all they have to say is, if they can do it, anyone can! You don't have to be a full-time woodworker, a carpenter, or even an artist to start your very own furniture flipping venture. It's a process where you learn from your own mistakes and gain a lot of experience with time. So, if you're looking for a side hustle and this idea somewhat attracts your fancy, don't think about it. Just make a move.