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 [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living my mom and I use many different furniture painting techniques to transform old furniture. Not only do we find our own antique and vintage pieces to paint and restore for resale in our boutique, but we also offer the service of furniture painting to clients. We can paint furniture one [...]
In a previous post I mentioned some of the primers I like to use and why. If you are interested in learning about that CLICK HERE for more details. In this post I will discuss a few of the paints that I really like. I used to be a big fan of Valspar [...]
I love to paint furniture and have been doing so for nearly a decade now. I use many different furniture painting techniques, so sometimes I use a paint brush, but most of the time I use a spray gun. Painting furniture with a sprayer takes a lot of practice. A perfect, smooth finish can only [...]
Painting wicker requires a few different steps than painting wood or previously painted surfaces, but most of the work is the same. When painting furniture I normally wash down finished surfaces with TSP and then sand them thoroughly before priming and painting. I’ve talked all about the exact steps and necessary products and tools required [...]
I love to paint furniture and at nine months pregnant I’m taking it easy, but I’m still painting on occasion. I have discussed this with two different doctors and with their approval I have continued to paint furniture throughout my pregnancy. I do take safety very seriously. I always wear a full jump suit, hood [...]
I have been painting furniture for a very long time, close to ten years. In that time I have used a ton of different products. I am constantly learning and improving the quality of my work and as a result have discovered different products. If you have followed this blog for a while, or have [...]
I have painted a ton of furniture over the years and I have learned a lot through trial and error. Mahogany is always one of those woods that has given me a hard time. The first time I painted a mahogany dresser the white paint I applied immediately turned bright pink. After several layers of [...]
How do you paint furniture using lacquer?? Until just recently I didn’t have the answer to that question. I was asked to paint an antique bed with a black lacquer paint and gold leaf accents. The photograph to the left is the inspiration I was given. My client wanted her bed to look just like the designer bed in this [...]
Want to learn how to paint your own furniture? I will reveal tons of my furniture painting techniques at this full day workshop!
Join us March 9th from 9 am to 3 pm. Bring your own piece of furniture and get hands on! You will leave at the end [...]
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.