If you follow this blog regularly you have probably noticed that I’ve been MIA. My mom and I are doing the flea market in Long Beach once a month and this month we decided to take on a second show. Loading up both of our SUV’s with merchandise, hauling it to a show, setting up [...]
I have written a post on the subject of painting furniture with a spray gun. You can visit is HERE. This short video offers a few tips on the direction of the spray pattern and how to adjust the gun.
I have recently had tons of questions about what size air compressor to use when spraying furniture with a gun. To be honest, I really don’t know much on the subject. The equipment that I use belongs to my grandfather and he knows way more about it than I do. He has a professional compressor [...]
This set of chairs is one of our most recent projects. We took inspiration from Restoration Hardware. We just love their Deconstructed line of French inspired furniture. I painted the chairs with a dry brush technique and sanded them like crazy to give them a very worn patina. My mom upholstered them in burlap using [...]
I feel incredibly fortunate that I am able to work with my family doing something we all love. Our store front is located in a mixed use building. My husband and I live above the store in a loft with our baby girl. My mom shows up early every day to work so she can [...]
My mom and I always love it when we can completely transform old furniture with a fresh coat of paint or band new upholstery. We get a thrill out of making old furniture look totally different and giving it new life. So many pieces of antique and vintage furniture are built incredibly well and we [...]
My mom and I have been at it again. We have been having so much fun with burlap these days. Our store and workroom are a total mess! Our sewing machines are coated in burlap dust and our clothes at the end of each day are scattered with lint and fray strands of burlap. It’s [...]
My mom and dad recently built this farm table for a client of ours. The legs are vintage and one of a kind. The table top is constructed of solid, kiln dried poplar, which is a very hardwood. The table top is about two inches thick, so it creates a sturdy and durable surface for [...]
My mom and I love to sew!! We have both been sewing our whole lives and enjoy every minute we spend together at our workshop sewing and creating. Our store front is full of items that we have lovingly hand crafted. If you are local stop by and visit us! Our boutique is located at [...]
My mom and I love to paint furniture and experimenting with new furniture painting techniques is our passion. We typically spend most of our time painting furniture for clients. People are constantly bringing us furniture of all different shapes and sizes and we transform every piece one coat of paint at a time. We love [...]
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
About AlchemyAlchemy 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.