My mom and I have been painting furniture for over ten years now and white is as popular today as it was when we first started. We’ve painted some furniture bright, fun colors. We’ve painted lots of furniture with aged and distressed patinas. Black has also been a popular color, but it seems that white […]
Since closing our store front a few months back my mom and I have focused our efforts on painting furniture for clients and we have stayed very busy! Furniture painting was always our passion and creative outlet, so it is nice to have more time to focus on what we love most. This dresser is […]
Although my mom and I decided to shut down our retail store in Santa Ana, we have continued to offer our furniture painting services. We paint furniture for people throughout Orange County. We’ve even had clients come as far as from Riverside and Long Beach Counties. We paint furniture large and small.
Here are […]
As of October 15, 2015 we will no longer be at our storefront location in Santa Ana. WE WILL STILL OFFER MOST OF OUR GREAT SERVICES THOUGH!! If you are interested in a slipcover or furniture painting please contact us through email to discuss the details and to make arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone number will […]
This large and very ornate dresser was painted with Milk Paint. We used General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen. This is only the second time I have used milk paint and I love it!
I use a ton of acrylic paint, which is so much more difficult and time consuming, but creates a gorgeous […]
A few weeks ago the sweetest lady contacted my mom and I through our Etsy store. She happened to live in Long Beach, so she was local, and she requested that we come to her home to help her with some new slipcovers. She sent me pictures of her current slipcovers and explained […]
My mom and I love to make custom slipcovers. Sewing has been a passion of ours for many, many years and slipcovers are one of our favorite things to sew.
We recently helped a client select fabric for a custom slipcover for a vintage glider. She mentioned that she was going to use the […]
Tricorn Black is a gorgeous color from Sherwin Williams. It is a deep, pure black. It’s really amazing how many “black” paints there are and how different they can be. This one, I think, is just a true black.
We recently painted a set of mahogany side tables in this beautiful color for a […]
This dresser is one of our most recent custom furniture painting projects. It was dropped off at our little store front in Santa Ana a couple weeks ago by a woman who was redecorating her daughters room. She chose the perfect pink for a sweet little girl. The color that we painted this dresser is […]
The last several months have been crazy! My husband and I remolded our home and did a ton of the work ourselves. That explains why I have been totally MIA on this blog for so long. I have really neglected posting any new pictures or stories for way too long, but things have settled down […]
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3
My mom is a DIY kind of gal. When I was a kid I remember trips to thrift stores, strolling the hardware store isles, and of course spending hours feeling fabric at the yardage shop. She was constantly transforming bargain buys into treasures for our home. With a fresh coat of paint or a new slipcover, she gave old furniture new life. We have always enjoyed being creative together and in 2008 we turned our hobby and passion into a business.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business located in Santa Ana, Ca. We offer furniture painting services, upholstery, and custom slipcovers. We also sell vintage and antique treasures, as well as hand crafted items that we create. Our store is full of all the things we love!
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We re-do old furniture and hand craft items for sale in our boutique. For those who, like us, love to DIY we offer lots of tips and advice in our tutorial videos. We also offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services for those who don't want to tackle the project themselves.