It has been a really, really long time since I posted anything new on this website. Although this blog has been idle for a very long time, my mom and I sure haven’t been. We have been as busy as ever painting furniture and sewing slipcovers!
Here’s a few examples of things we have […]
We’ve recently been making a ton of slipcovers for out of town clients. It never occurred to us until recently that this is something that could be done.
In order to work with a client who is out of town we do need an existing slipcover to use as a pattern. The client simply […]
White is such a classic color and is still as popular with our clients today as it was nearly ten years ago when we first started painting furniture. We recently painted several different pieces of antique, oak furniture for a client in Long Beach. We used a pure white and lightly distressed the pieces after […]
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 […]
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
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 offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.