We pulled out all the stops on this one. In order to get a super aged and worn patina we used many different furniture painting techniques. The piece was painted and crackled in a few select areas. The edges were sanded with 100 grit sand paper to expose the raw wood underneath.Then we rubbed dark Minwax all over the piece, which stuck in the cracks to subtly draw attention to those areas and deepened the color of the wood that was exposed to add contrast to those areas. The final step was to add a protective clear finish.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: email@example.com
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
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