Design to make Visual

Supplying furniture a new daily life at Flipping Beautiful in Cobourg

Erica Coulson, of Flipping Lovely Upcycled Home Decor, with some of the Fusion Mineral Paint the retail outlet employs and sells. The keep at 239 Division St. in Cobourg opened in September, with its grand opening celebrated late past thirty day period.

Employing her inventive flair, Erika Coulson has mastered the artwork of providing furnishings parts with a single leg in the landfill a new lease on lifetime.

And it is this skill to flip one-time trash into treasures that led Coulson to open up Flipping Beautiful Upcycled Dwelling Decor in downtown Cobourg. The shop at 239 Division St. opened in late September of past calendar year and just lately celebrated its grand opening.

“I’ve always regarded myself to be artsy … You constantly image an artist with a smock and a beret, and a palette and a paintbrush, and you are painting you know these lovely shots. That wasn’t my form of art,” said Coulson.

“So, the very first piece of household furniture I at any time painted, I actually liked it and I started off carrying out it for myself in my possess household. I noticed that when I was hoping to get rid of points on (Fb) Marketplace from my individual household, decluttering and regardless of what, nobody required the things as is, but as before long as I place a coat of paint on it, it went so speedily.”

The art of upcycling furnishings parts has collected new-observed Do-it-yourself devotees through the pandemic, and Coulson mentioned flipping home furnishings has normally been her enthusiasm — getting something formerly unused and unloved — and transforming it into some thing uniquely stunning.

“I started performing it for myself, and good friends started off observing what I was doing and requested me to flip for them, so, yeah, it kind of snowballed,” said Coulson, of why she started out Flipping Beautiful.

She’s uncovered there is no end to the amount of pieces destined for landfill that have built their way into her shop the place she applies a fresh coat of specialized paint, applies new components and sells them.

“Usually, they are offered to me by the thrifting gods,” she discussed with a chortle. “It’s humorous, matters just arrive to me and if you have to get the job done that difficult for it, it’s not intended for you at that time.”

Mainly, Coulson said the furnishings items she acquires are commonly in great form structurally, with some only having insignificant problems that demand minimum repairs.

“Usually, it is not structure, it just does not match with the decor, or a piece is just far too big or another person is just searching for one thing that will just match that ideal place.”

Simply because she would like to impart her understanding of home furnishings Diy to other individuals, Coulson has been organizing workshops on Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in her store. All the workshops so far have been effectively-attended.

“I’ve received two a lot more scheduled for March. It’s straightforward adequate for me for the reason that I have finished it for so very long, but some individuals appear to want a minimal bit of guidance as to how to paint,” she claimed, noting she posts her workshops on the store’s Fb website page and on Instagram. “It’s really about receiving folks painting.”

As for the paint, Coulson mentioned she makes use of Fusion Mineral Paint exclusively and sells it in the retail store. The paint checks off a ton of bins, which includes that it adheres to plastic, wood and steel, can be utilized indoors or outdoor, and is all-natural as it’s 100 for every cent acrylic resin, so it will not fade in the sunshine. The plastic pints it comes in are fully recyclable.

Flipping Beautiful also has a area full of unfinished furnishings pieces, all priced for folks who are looking for that best piece and want a precise color.

“They have the option of getting it in this article and (can) take it property and do it them selves, or I do personalized parts as well.”

Flipping Stunning also has a segment of upcycled plant and candle vessels that she does with buddy Jillian Martin. With the candle vessels, the store will get back again your vessels and refill them with scents.

Considering the fact that opening in September, Coulson claimed she enjoys the downtown vibe, acquiring created several good friends concerned in retail in the downtown space.

“I’ve lived listed here my full everyday living. I’m content to be below. This area definitely spoke to me. I looked at a few diverse ones and this a person was the one right from the starting. It had all the things that I wanted.”

Flipping Wonderful was one particular of 4 new downtown businesses that celebrated openings with the Cobourg DBIA in February. Other enterprises involved Tuna & Co., Stonehouse Candles & Tub Bomb Emporium, and Cobourg Counselling and Allied Overall health.

Flipping Attractive Upcycled Home Decor is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed on Sunday and Monday.