DIY BOOTCAMP 2018
I can’t believe Bootcamp 2018 is just around the corner! What once seemed like a far off dream, is now an annual event that is growing faster than I could ever imagine. Finally I can tell you all the details!
We are actually hosting TWO (2) DIY Bootcamp’s this year because of the overwhelming demand.
The1st one is for NON-Retailers. This will be a 1-day, condensed version of our 3-day Retailer Bootcamp, but this one is for non-retailers. It will take place on Sept 19, 2018.
The 2nd one is for current retailers only. This one is 3-days workshop and will take place September 20-22, 2018.
This post provides all the details for the 3-day Bootcamp only. More information on the 1-day event will come in another post so stay tuned for more details!
Our host, for both bootcamps, will be Beth Tidwell, at Farm Fresh Vintage Finds in Fairview, TN.
ATTENTION: WHEN TICKETS GO ON SALE!
For the DIY RETAILERS, 3-day Bootcamp, we have 36 spots only. Tickets go on sale this Sunday FEB 18, 2018 at 4PM (PST). They will be sold on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, to DIY RETAILERS who have NEVER attended bootcamp before. After 72 hours, if there are any spots left, then we will open it up to veteran boot campers.
WHAT IS EXACTLY IS BOOTCAMP?
**PLEASE NOTE Housing and airfare are NOT included in the price of the ticket. We are expecting a huge turnout on the last day! Fairview is a small town and housing is limited. So, we highly suggest that you book your housing as soon as possible. (We will provide a list of housing resources so you don’t have to hike in.)
WHAT BOOTCAMP ISN’T? Make no mistake…this is NOT a vacation or a retreat! This is NOT a spa-type situation.
WHAT BOOTCAMP IS: This IS a jam-packed experience designed to give you real-life tools to help you build your brand,
Owning a furniture business is labor intensive and bootcamp is designed to be as well! It is also going to be fun and exciting just like running a shop, but work, lots of work… with an strong emphasis on team-work and problem-solving.
Day one starts right out if the gate at 6:30 AM! Your team will be given 15 minutes and $100 to shop for bargains in the DIY Boneyard!
DAY 1 & 2 SUMMARY: The first two days will be broken up into blocks where you will be attending workshops, as well as working with your team painting and repurposing boneyard goods to sell to the public on the last day of this event! Each day will begin at 6:30 AM and end at sundown, with small breaks and times for lunch and dinner.
DAY 3 is the FURNITURE FARE, which is a BIG sale open to the public, and where you have a chance to make some money for all of your hard work.
But DEBI… How will we have time in between all of the workshops? I did say this was bootcamp! This is for real…bring covered shoes!
CLASSES AND TEACHERS:
The workshops are designed to prepare you for the BIG sale on the last day, so here are some of the class choices we have lined up! ( more may be added) * we have a social media class that is mandatory for all campers, all other classes are your choice.
“HOW TO ‘DO-THE-DIONNE’!” with Dionne Woods
“HOW TO TURN YOUR FURNITURE INTO ART” with Dionne Woods from The Turquoise Iris!
There will be time for a Q&A at the end of class. Dionne also has lots to share about selling online and shipping furniture.If your not following Dionne on Facebook, you are missing out, her FB lives are really inspiring!
“LEARN HOW TO AGE FURNITURE LIKE YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF BLUE JEANS” with Quitta Allen.
Quitta’s workshop “DENIM AND DUST” incorporates stencils highlighting and accenting with Golden Ticket and Decrepit Dust.
Quitta– “My advice for others who are looking to make a living with their own art is to be original, never sell out, and shine in your own light. “
“Basics of Upholstery” with Laura Locke
Laura: “In my Basics of Upholstery class, I will cover upholstery tools and supplies, preserving and labeling pattern components, and techniques that will get you started with your own projects. In addition, I will share sources of some of my favorite upholstery reference materials should you decide to dig deeper into the craft. Looking forward to seeing you all in my class!”
Our very own Karen Berg will be sharing her expertise on finding and flipping furniture for profit! Karen is famous for her Trashy Tuesday Series, check it out here!
Karen Berg – Roll up your sleeves and get ready to go Junking. The Real Junking, as in Dumpster Diving. You will learn the tips and tricks to finding Free Furniture, Home Decor and Reclaimed Wood. You will learn how to develop and hone your Junk finding skills and build a Junk Network that will find furniture for you. All for free.
Kelly Wiler of Girl UPcycled Studio located in Zanesville, Ohio teaches how to grow your business and online presence by using Facebook lives and hosting creative “Splatter-N-Chatter” workshops at your with the main focus on the business end of the classes.
Learn how to create engaging workshops that your customers will return for again and again.
Zeb and Jami Ray : How to build a highly productive team in a fast paced furniture world. Learn tips and tricks to grow your business, and break out in to the business you are dreaming of. Go live on Youtube with Zeb and Jami while sharing a project you will create in class with their Youtube audience. Get a a glimpse of how they manage running a full time diy furniture flipping business and raise there family with 5 children .
“HOW TO MAKE VIDEOS THAT CAPTURE YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION” with Debi Beard
Debi: “I will be sharing how to make videos that are value packed, capture attention, entertain, move quickly and create engagement.
If you’re curious about how to connect with your customers through video, bring your camera or smart phone and come make a video with me! I will also be sharing how I built my business through the power of YouTube even though I’m camera-shy and tech-challenged.”
The FURNITURE FAIR!
Your team will be promoting our Furniture Fair (teaching demos to the public and selling your wares). You will earn cash for every customer that comes to the Fair and says they were referred by your team! You will keep the money from the sale of your goods. If you want to drive in to the event with a load of items to sell we have some vendor spaces available. (Contact Debi for details). We will be inviting other local vendors to sell for a true Vintage market place experience!
Be Prepared for a a big crowd!
Now it’s your turn to teach… sell your awesome projects and share everything you learned at camp with the public!
You will leave with hands-on experience of selling, marketing through social media and teaching demos & make-and-takes to the public.
***To find out more about joining the DIY retailer team and our awesome clay based paint click here
Pack your brushes! We hope to see you there! If you’re a DIY Paint retailer & have questions please post them on our group page! I will be going Live with Beth on Saturday to answer any last minute questions.
If you’re interested in becoming a retailer or would like to attend the fair, contact us at Hello@Debisdesigndiary.com
We have other surprises planned that wont be revealed until you arrive at camp.
We are so excited to meet you! I hope you can make it!