This little table was super beat up when it was dropped off at our workshop. The old varnish was cracked and chipped. The top was badly stained. (I forgot to take a before picture, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.) We painted the base a subtle grey. The color is called Roycroft Mist Gray by Sherwin Williams. The top was done in Black Swan also by Sherwin Williams.
I think it turned out so cute! It was painted for a client, but I so wish I could keep it for myself. It would make a perfect center island in my kitchen. Since I live directly above our store I hauled this little table up the stairs to my loft and tried it out in my kitchen. Yup, I definitely need something like this.
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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.