WHAT TIME? 9 am to 3 pm
HOW MUCH? The cost to participate will be $175 per person
- All participants will be allowed to bring one piece of furniture of their choice to work on for the day. The piece must be small enough for each person to carry by him or herself. The piece of furniture must already be cleaned and prepped before arriving at the workshop.
- All materials, supplies, and tools will be provided to every participant.
- Throughout the day we will offer several different demonstrations and tutorials including, but not limited to, how to prep and paint on metal, how to achieve a crackle finish, using paste wax to finish painted furniture, and how to achieve the perfect distressed look.
- Snacks and drinks, as well as a yummy sack lunch from The Corner Bakery will be provided.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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
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 located in Santa Ana, Ca. We offer furniture painting services, upholstery, and custom slipcovers. We also sell vintage and antique treasures, as well as hand crafted items that we create. Our store is full of all the things we love!
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 boutique. 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.