About three months ago my husband and I moved into the loft directly above my store. I love the commute to work! I also love the fact that when I am decorating a room I can just run down the stairs and nab an item from my boutique. As you can imagine, my home is constantly evolving and items frequently rotate back and forth between my home and the store. That’s the beauty of selling antique, vintage, reclaimed and otherwise previously owned items. One of the rooms that is finished, well for now anyways, is the master bedroom. Here’s a peak at what it looks like.
I did it all on a budget too. The headboard was made from scratch by my mom and I. I purchased the fabric at Home Fabrics and Rugs. I love their clearance section. I only paid $5 a yard for the fabric. My dad works for a wholesale plywood company, so he hooked us up with the lumber.
My mom and I also made all of the pillows, the bed skirt, and the duvet cover (all clearance fabric too!). The curtains I bought at TJ Maxx. I don’t remember what they cost, but they were super cheap, I couldn’t even find the yardage for that price. The curtains were not long enough so I added a burlap ruffle to the bottom.
All of the furniture was purchased at The Salvation Army. I painted and heavily distressed the dressers. Before painting them I actually rubbed them with candle wax to keep the paint from sticking in a bunch of spots. I stained the tops dark walnut and painted the hardware black. The night stands were painted orange and then stained with Minwax, also in dark walnut, to tone down the orange and give them a bit of an aged look. I painted the hardware black on the night stands so they would tie in with the dressers.
The old salvage windows I found in my grandma and grandpa’s garage. I also swooped the reclaimed lumber from their back yard (their house is a treasure hunt!). I used the lumber to make the two wall hangings above each night stand. I purchased cheap canvas at Big Lots to make the silhouettes of my husband and I. Using a projector and a photograph I traced the outline of each of our faces.
That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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