My mom and dad picked up this book shelf at an estate sale for only $8! They just knew I needed it. I took it to my workshop and stared at it over and over again trying to decide what I was going to do with it. Then a light bulb went off… “I’ll cover it in book pages!!”
I had a bunch of old hymn books laying around that were old and tattered, so I started gluing them to the book shelf. About half way through I ran out of pages. I was telling my grandma about it and, what do you know, she had a book to give me. She gave me an old Norwegian hymn book. My grandpa’s family is from Norway, but this book was not a family heirloom or anything, I wouldn’t have cut it up if it was. It’s just a cool, old, Norwegian book.
After I covered the whole thing in pages I applied a layer of Shellac to protect it and added some burlap to finish off the back.
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