The Zibra Podcast
This is the Zibra Blog's Before and After Podcast where we talk with furniture refinishing experts on how they find, select, repair, strip, sand, paint, protect and sell their refinished works of art.
This is the Zibra Blog's Before and After Podcast where we talk with furniture refinishing experts on how they find, select, repair, strip, sand, paint, protect and sell their refinished works of art.
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SEASON 2!

 

This is the Zibra Blog’s Before and After Podcast where we talk with furniture refinishing experts from around the world on how they find, select, repair, strip, sand, paint, protect and sell their refinished works of art.

You can subscribe and listen to our podcast on the following directories.

You can subscribe and listen to our podcast on the following directories.

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Season 2  Episode 14

Learn About The Unique Features Of MudPaint, Plus A Photography Tip And More!

 

Kara shares how her company, MudPaint, was started and what exciting products they offer, also Sara Hollister-Jessick of Surrey Lane Home shares a great tip on how to take great photos in an area without good natural light, plus a few NewsWorthy items.

MudPaint

Kara Vanderleest

Owner of MudPaint

Stay in Touch with Kara & MudPaint:

Painting Tip

Sara Hollister-Jessick

Surrey Lane Home

Stay in Touch with Sara:

 

NewsWorthy

Zibra Review Contest

Learn How To Enter!

Season 2  Episode 13

Meet Jen Talley, Our May Featured Furniture Refinisher!

 

Learn more about Jen, her pieces and HOW TO TAKE GREAT CLOSE-UP PHOTOS of your furniture pieces!

Pieces That Are Mentioned In The Podcast

Favorite Piece Ever!

Green Dresser

White Dresser

Stay in Touch with Jen:

    

Season 2  Episode 12

Panel Discussion: Stay On Task, Remain Productive + More!

 

The three winners of the Spring Zibra Collective discuss their winning pieces plus have a very insightful panel discussion on how to succeed in being productive by staying on task.  We feature a tip on painting hardware, plus a few NewsWorthy items.

Spring Zibra Collective Winners

Sarah Bolton

Sitting Pretty Home Decor

1st Place

Sugar Plum Dresser

Stay in Touch with Sarah:

    

Anastasia Grazoise

Shab to Rad

2nd Place

Decoupaged Bench

Stay in Touch with Anastasia:

    

Eliana Roseberry

Why Not Redesign

3rd Place

1939 Chest of Drawers

Stay in Touch with Eliana:

    

Painting Tip

Kristen Marks

TradeMarks Restoration

Kristen shares a tip on a great way to paint hardware.

Stay in Touch with Kristen:

   

NewsWorthy

Details on a new contest from Zibra.

Season 2  Episode 11

Learn How YouTube Can Benefit Your Refinishing Business!

 

Christina Muscari of Pretty Distressed and Katarina Hernandez of Kaćha Furniture share their expertise on how using YouTube can benefit your business, Cindy with Reinvented Delaware gives some great tips, plus NewsWorthy items.

Christina Muscari

Pretty Distressed

Stay in Touch with Christina:

     

Katarina Hernandez

Kaćha Furniture

Stay in Touch with Katarina:

     

Cindy

Reinvented Delaware

Cindy shares tips on keeping parts and pieces of discarded furniture to help with future projects

Stay in Touch with Cindy:

    

NewsWorthy:

Details on a new contest from Zibra.

Season 2  Episode 10

In This Episode:  The Furniture Feud Game, Innovative Tips And Meet A Member Of The Zibra Crew!

 

Sarah Bolton, Summer Berube and Katie Scott play the Furniture Feud, Cindy with Reinvented Delaware gives some great tips, plus meet Brie Hansen, a key member of the Zibra Crew.

Meet the contestants of the Furniture Feud!

Sarah Bolton

Sitting Pretty Home Decor

Stay in Touch with Sarah:

    

Summer Berube

Pinewood Charm

Stay in Touch with Summer:

   

Katie Scott

Salvaged by K. Scott

Stay in Touch with Katie:

   

Tips from Cindy:

Cindy with Reinvented Delaware shares tips on keeping parts and pieces of discarded furniture to help with future projects

Stay in Touch with Cindy:

    

Meet Brie Hansen:

Brie is Zibra’s VP of Sales. Learn about Brie has she shares her background plus hear about some exciting new developments at Zibra.

Questions for Brie:

briehansen@enjoyzibra.com

NewsWorthy:

Details on a new contest from Zibra.

Season 2  Episode 9

Learn How Iron Orchid Designs Can Take Your Creative Projects To The Next Level, Plus A Great Tip To Help Perfect Your Final Touches On Your Projects!

Meet The Sisters of Iron Orchid Designs:

Sisters, Josie and Sally of Iron Orchid Designs chat about their company IOD, what inspires them and how their products can enhance creativity in your projects.

Stay in Touch with Josie and Sally at Iron Orchid Desgins:

Great Tip:

 

Laura Cobb shares a tip how to get a perfect finish with your last coats of paint.

Stay in Touch with Laura:

Newsworthy Items:

 

Contests & Announcements

Season 2  Episode 8

Meet Our April Featured Artist Brandy Kollenborn, Sara Hollister-Jessick Shares a Great Brush Cleaning Tip and More!

 

Our Featured Artist of April, Brandy Kollenborn shares details about some of her work, Sara Hollister-Jessica shares a tip on how to clean your brushes, plus insightful newsworthy items.

Meet Brandy Kollenborn!

 

Brandy’s talent extends far beyond any limits as she amazes followers with her incredible creativity and genuine desire to teach others to do the same.

Favorite Piece

Empire Style

Hollywood Regency Style

Stay in Touch with Brandy:

     

Great Tips:

 

Sara Hollister-Jessica shares an inspiring tip on how she keeps her brushes clean.

Stay in Touch with Sara:

 

Newsworthy Items:

 

Contests & Announcements

Season 2  Episode 7

Winners, Tips and Trends!

 

Hear from the three winners of March’s The Zibra Review Contest, great tips on how to manage your business during difficult times and we find out the 2020 trends in furniture hardware!

March’s Zibra Review Contest Winners Share About Their Winning Pieces:

 

Erin Henriksen of Ainsley Elle & Pierce Interiors, Katie Scott of Salvaged by K. Scott  and Jo Rohal of Click 2 Restore.

Erin Henriksen

Ainsley Elle & Pierce Interiors

1st Place

Green/Natural Wood Dresser

Stay in Touch with Erin:

   

Katie Scott

Salvaged by K. Scott

2nd Place

Art Deco Night Stands

Stay in Touch with Katie:

   

Jo Rohal

Click 2 Restore

3rd Place

Yellow Desk

Stay in Touch with Jo:

    

Great Tips:

 

Fallon Yates of Markethouse Restorations shares great tips on how to manage your business during difficult times.

Stay in Touch with Fallon:

 

Current Trends In Hardware:

 

Derrick Lawless of D. Lawless Hardware shares the 2020 trends in furniture hardware!

Stay in Touch with Derrick and D. Lawless Hardware:

     

Season 2  Episode 6

Overcoming Difficulties, Achieving Success!

 

Courtney Weisel of Steel Birch Studios shares how she overcame alcoholism. Learn how she is an inspiration to many. Laura Cobb of Redhead Refinishing shares a simple and creative tip and Keegan Robinson of Lemon Drops Reclaimed gives details on the Zibra Review Contest for April plus much more!

Overcoming:

 

Courtney Weisel of Steel Birch Studios speaks candidly about how she overcame alcoholism and achieved success in life.

Stay in Touch with Courtney:

   

A Simple Tip:

 

Laura Cobb or Redhead Refinishing shares a safe way to apply trim on your furniture pieces in our new “Tip” segment in this episode.

Stay in Touch with Laura:

   

Zibra’s Review Contest:

 

“Home Sweet Home” is the theme for April’s contest…Keegan Robinson of Lemon Drops Reclaimed gives details.

Stay in Touch with Keegan:

   

Season 2  Episode 5

How To Do Best Practices When Working On Commission, Plus We Revisit The Topic Of Shipping Furniture Pieces And More Noteworthy Information In Our NEWSworthy Section.

 

We chat with Sarah Bolton of Sitting Pretty Home Decor as she answers a great question about working on commission, plus we revisit a previous episode with Natalie Dayton of A Ray of Sunlight as she discusses the very important topic of shipping furniture.

Best Practice When Working On Commission:

 

Sarah Bolton of Sitting Pretty Home Decor talks in detail how she has created a very successful commission based furniture refinishing business.

Stay in Touch with Sarah of Sitting Pretty Home Decor:

   

Stay in Touch with Sara of Pop Salvage:

   

Learn The Do’s and Don’ts About Shipping:

Stay in Touch with Natalie of A Ray of Sunlight:

      

Newsworthy Highlights With Reminders Of Contests To Enter, Kid Craft Videos, Give-a-ways And Well Wishes!

Season 2  Episode 4

On This Episode: Winners of The Zibra Review February Contest, An Innovative Company that Makes Refinishing Easier and Noteworthy Information In Our NEWSworthy Segment.

 

We interview the winners of February’s Zibra Review Contest, plus we chat with the Marketing Director of SurfPrep, Hannah Khalaf, and discuss their innovative products for refinishers.

February’s Zibra Review Contest Winners Share About Their Winning Pieces:

 

Jana Morrison with The Freckled Farmhouse, Anne Michelle Ashburn with Amini Design Ashburn, and Sarah Bolton with Sitting Pretty Home Decor discuss their Valentine’s Themed Winning Pieces.

Jana Morrison

The Freckled Farmhouse

1st Place

White Buffet

Stay in Touch with Jana:

   

Anne Michelle Ashburn

Amini Design Ashburn

2nd Place

Pink Buffet

Stay in Touch with Anne Michelle:

   

Sarah Bolton

Sitting Pretty Home Decor

3rd Place

Cranberry Cedar Chest

Stay in Touch with Sarah:

    

SurfPrep Innovative Products:

Hannah Khalaf, the Marketing Director of SurfPrep, discusses history of company and the products that will make the life of a refinisher much easier.

Connect with SurfPrep:

      

Learn About Two Contests to Enter Into, Plus an Announcement on How We Will Bring Creative Crafting Ideas to Your Kids!

Season 2 Episode 3

We Feature The Golden Brush Awards Final Winners, the March Featured Artist & Introducing a New Contest!

 

We conclude our chats with the winners of the Golden Brush Awards, speak with our featured artist of the month, plus we talk about the details of a new and exciting quarterly contest!

Introducing Four of the Winners in the Zibra’s Golden Brush Awards of 2019:

 

Meet Amanda Nielsen of Then & Again Co., Gem Sharif of Forgotten Gems , Sarah Bolton of Sitting Pretty Home Decor, and Amanda Degelman & Jen Fisher of Vintage Sisters.  Learn more about these “Best of the Best” winners and their award winning pieces.

BEST FARMHOUSE STYLE

Stay in Touch with Amanda:

   

BEST CLEAN & CLASSIC

Stay in Touch with Gem:

   

BEST MULTI-COLORED PIECE

Stay in Touch with Sarah:

    

BEST STAGING

Stay in Touch with Amanda & Jen:

    

Lauren Svacina of Portland Row Studio, our March Featured Artist:

 

Lauren discusses some of her favorite pieces and also how to make the most out of using Facebook Marketplace to find furniture treasures!

Lauren’s Favorite Piece

Lauren’s “Leg” Piece

Read Lauren’s Post Here!

Stay in Touch with Lauren:

   

Learn About our New Contest, The Zibra Collective!

Sarah of Olive & Fern, Courtney of Steel Birch Studios & Jeanne of Blush Vintage Design share details about our new contest.

Season 2  Episode 2

Our New and Exciting Format Continues with Episode 2 of this Season’s Podcast!

 

We chat with three more winners of the Golden Brush Awards, answer another important question in Ask a Refinisher, Discover how “Zibra” got it’s name plus we have some excited “New” news to share!

Introducing Three of the Winners in the Zibra’s Golden Brush Awards of 2019:

 

Meet Jen Beatty of Finn & Bo, Rachel Smith of Upcycled Smithery and Kelsey Rumsey of Jack & Bo.  Learn more about these “Best of the Best” winners and their award winning pieces.

BEST RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED

Stay in Touch with Jen:

   

BEST REPURPOSED PIECE

Stay in Touch with Rachel:

   

BEST NEW ARTIST OF 2019

Stay in Touch with Kelsey:

    

Kristen Litka of Shackteau Interiors Answers this Question:

 

“Can you share an effective method to mix finished ingredients and that can be from paints to waxes and topcoats to obtain desired colors and shades? ” – Kayla of Eighty Six Design

Stay in Touch with Kristen:

   

Stay in Touch with Kayla:

   

Learn What Inspired Our Company Name of “Zibra”!

Mike Sherman, the CEO of Zibra, shares the origins of the name of our company.

Our “Newsworthy” Segment Features New News from the Refinishing Industry.

Learn about our “New” Directory Map for Refinishers & Retailers, plus March’s Zibra Review contest announcement.

Season 2  Episode 1

Season 2 of the Zibra Blog’s Before & After Furniture Refinishing Podcast Begins Today!

 

We are excited to begin this new season of the podcast by introducing more talented artists, contest winners and interesting and educational information to help you grow and learn in the art of furniture refinishing!

Introducing Three of the Winners in the Zibra’s Golden Brush Awards of 2019:

Meet Courtney Weisel of Steel Birch Studios, Natalie Linden of The Faded Brick Farmhouse and Sarah Liddle of Olive & Fern.  Learn more about these “Best of the Best” winners and their award winning pieces.

BEST ARTISTIC CLOSE-UP

Stay in Touch with Natalie:

   

BEST MCM

Stay in Touch with Courtney:

   

BEST DRAMATIC MAKEOVER

Stay in Touch with Sarah:

    

Brandy Kollenborn of Brushed by Brandy Answers this Question:

 

“How do you select the appropriate ingredients or products such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac or varnish depending upon factors such as wood hardness and surface type?” –Kayla of Eighty Six Design

Stay in Touch with Brandy:

   

Stay in Touch with Kayla:

   

Introducing Our New Game Segment, “The Furniture Feud”!  A Contest of Knowledge and Wit of the Furniture Refinishing Industry.

In our first matchup we have Fallon Yates of Market House Restoration, Kristen Litka of Shackteau Interiors, and Megan of Meg Del Design having fun and battling in their knowledge of Furniture Styles.

Stay in Touch with Fallon:

   

Stay in Touch with Kristen:

   

Stay in Touch with Megan:

    

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