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.
Starting and Owning a Retail Shop
Getting Recognized by Local Media for Furniture Finishing Accomplishments
Highlighting and Protecting Wood in Your Pieces
Turning Ugly Duckling Furniture into Beautiful Swans
How to Assess Furniture Pieces for Structural Issues Before Buying.
Negotiating Pricing When Buying & Selling
Entertaining and informative
I never would have expected a podcast about such a visual medium to be part of my weekly routine, but the combination of Lane - a true gentleman of a host - and the ongoing rotation of talented and generous guests keeps me coming back for more. I can’t think of another company that supports its customers the way that Zibra does.
Hit or miss
Sometimes I found some episodes that are very helpful with expert tips and good amount of small talk. I think the stories flow better with informational advices then personal experiences and stories that supports the advices.
There are some episodes that takes forever till the main subjects are addressed. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to know people, where they are from and what they do for a living beside refurbished furniture. However, it shouldn't be the first thing to talk about. It makes the episode become more of a chitchat than actually capture audience attention. Everything about the contents are great, i just think organization of questions to ask the participants needed to be distributed equally throughout the episode than heavily concentrated at the beginning. Thank you.
This podcast is fun, full of entertainment, and I feel understood to know that people go through the same challenges as me, that I am not alone, that we have a community willing to help at any time.
I had learned so much in the past 2 years with this podcast, and I still do. I learned about new techniques, new product, the different between antique and vintage, the furniture style, what is the best app to editing photos and so much more.
The first thing I do every Wednesday is listen to the Zibra podcast having my coffee.