(about my mom & I)
My name is Deana. I’m one of the owners of Alchemy fine living. I come from a long line of talented women who’ve studied sewing & upholstery since the turn of the 18th century. I’m the fourth generation to learn & practice these trades. I love to transform furniture from dull to fabulous; slipcovers & upholstery are a great way to do this, but not the only way. Paint is my favorite way to bring old furniture back to life. I’ve spent countless hours painting furniture & learning techniques to antique, distress, & otherwise faux finish.
My mom Connie is not just my business partner. She taught me just about everything I know. She has taken numerous courses on furniture repair and restoration, as well as, woodworking. She has over forty years of experience as a seamstress and almost as many years as an upholsterer. Her perfectionism and attention to detail ensures that every piece of furniture we work on is returned to our clients better than new and every item we sew is of exceptional quality.
(about our shop)
Our boutique is the culmination of years of antiquing, a passion for creating beauty in the home, and a true love of sewing and upholstery. In this store we combine all of our favorite things to create a truly unique selection of gift and home furnishing items, which range from antique to new, and of course, a bit of hand crafted.
(about our services)
We also offer several useful services which include: upholstery, custom sewing of home decorative items, and furniture painting and repair. All of these services are provided by my mom, my sister, and myself (sometimes we enlist the help of Dad and Grandma too).
LOCATION: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
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.