A friend of mine gave me two super cute chairs. Oh how I love freebies!! I liked these chairs so much I decided to keep them for myself, rather than re-upholster them and sell them in the store. That’s the problem with my “job” half the time I want to keep the furniture for myself.
I tore them apart to find all kinds of junk inside. Yuck! The tearing apart is always the worst part. These old chairs were pretty worn out. The foam was bright orange and crumbled into pieces as I tore the fabric off. I added new foam and fiber fill.
The chairs are covered in an upholstery grade cotton twill. I found this awesome hounds tooth fabric and immediately envisioned throw pillows made out of it, which inspired me to spice things up a bit on the chair. I added an orange piping to complete the look.
Although these chairs are not for sale, my mom and I do have several upholstered chairs available for purchase in our store front. We are located in Santa Ana California. We also offer upholstery services, so if you have a piece that you want refinished stop by the store, email, or call for a quote.
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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. We offer furniture painting services, upholstery, and custom slipcovers. We also sell a few hand crafted items on Etsy.
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 Etsy store. 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.