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 [...]
My mom and I love to sew! Stop by our store almost any given weekday and you’ll find us sitting at our sewing machines working away. We are usually creating custom slipcovers, bedding, or window coverings for our clients, but sometimes we like to sneak in something fun for ourselves. Like these curtain panels we recently made for [...]
This vintage wing back chair is one of our most recent upholstery projects. My dad even got in on a little piece of the action. He decided to take the chair home and started “demolition”. He removed the wood base and meticulously picked out staples one by one. He didn’t last long though. After about half of [...]
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.