My mom and I had a little lull between custom paint orders and upholstery work, so we had a blast transforming her patio. We made custom throw pillows for her backyard, new cushions for her patio set, and reupholstered the seats of her outdoor dining chairs. We rarely get anything done for our own homes [...]
We have a neighbor who lives right here in Santa Ana just walking distance from our store. His adorable and super sweet little girl has sensitive skin, so we have been making custom slipcovers out of organic cotton for her. First we made slipcovers for both of her car seats. Then we made a slipcover [...]
My husband and I are expecting our first baby at the end of September. We have been having so much fun getting things ready for her, well I know I have, he is getting pretty sick of the word cute by now I’m sure. My mom, on the other hand, loves the word cute. Her [...]
I love ruffles and my mom is truley obsessed with them!! You can only imagine how much fun the two of us had creating this custom slipcover. It was incredibly time consuming creating all of the rows of ruffles, but so worth it. The end result is a super cute ottoman slipcover.
We create slipcovers [...]
Lately my mom and I have been making all sorts of fun things out of drop cloths. We have made pillows, table runners, totes, and now a slipcover for a wing back chair. I love the way this custom slipcover turned out. It fits perfectly and the crisp pleats give it a great, tailored look. [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living, located in Santa Ana, California, my mom and I create custom slipcovers that are tailored to fit each individual piece of furniture perfectly. Our clients bring us little foot stools, extra large sectional sofas, and everything in between to be covered in the fabric of their choice. Slipcovers can be super simple [...]
If you frequent this blog you have probably noticed that I have been MIA for a while. I have totally neglected this blog due to the fact that my hubby and I were enjoying ourselves in Costa Rica for about 10 days. It felt sooooo good to take a vacation! While I was away my [...]
This is one of two chairs that was dropped off by a client. We made new cushions for it out of a black and white fabric. I love the fun geometric print our client picked out, so cute! The white cording really makes these cushions look great, the perfect finishing touch! The chairs themselves were [...]
This red slipcover is one of my favorites! I think it’s because the chair is so curvy and bubbly. My mom did most of the work on this one. I love how she made the gathers around the front of the arm and the piping just finishes it off perfectly. This chair just [...]
I love making slipcovers out of something unexpected. A little while back we made one out of a drop cloth and now, most recently, we have made one from a coverlet. This small little slipper chair was bland, just basic white cotton fabric upholstery. My mom and I created this custom slipcover out of a [...]
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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 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.