About three months ago my husband and I moved into the loft directly above my store. I love the commute to work! I also love the fact that when I am decorating a room I can just run down the stairs and nab an item from my boutique. As you can imagine, my home is [...]
My husband and I are having a party this evening and until this morning we did not have a coffee table. I got up early and headed to the Salvation Army before work. Much to my surprise I found exactly what I was looking for and it was only $25!!!! I loaded it up in [...]
My mom and I have been crazy busy painting furniture for customers, creating cushions, pillows, and slipcovers too. Today we decided to take a break from all that work and make a super fun project, a dog bed!! Shelby and Teddy love it! Now hopefully Shelby will sit on it and quit begging my husband [...]
My husband is the master when it comes to finding amazing deals on Craigslist. He recently scored this chesterfield sofa for us for only $300!!! It has solid hardwood construction, real leather upholstery, springs inside, and down feather cushions. I can’t even imagine what this thing cost brand new, but I’m sure it was upwards [...]
My mom and I had so much fun making this lamp shade, well actually, my mom took over and pretty much did all the work while I watched. We always manage to stay busy while we are at “work”.
We have a whole bucket of crystals that we use for chandeliers and antique lamps. I [...]
My mom and dad picked up this book shelf at an estate sale for only $8! They just knew I needed it. I took it to my workshop and stared at it over and over again trying to decide what I was going to do with it. Then a light bulb went off… “I’ll cover [...]
My husband and I scored this buffet at the Rose Bowl flea market for only $40. It had a price tag of $50 on it and when I saw it I tried not to act totally stoked, but I was! As soon as we walked over the person selling it said he’d take $40 for it. Sold! I thought [...]
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before! I use drop cloths all the time for the furniture painting aspect of my business, but never sewed on it or upholstered with it. It is super durable, dirt cheap, and really cool fabric. A 12′ x 15′ drop cloth only runs $31. I used [...]
My uncle gave me an old oak dining table and it was pretty ugly and outdated (I hope he doesn’t read this). He thought I could paint it and resell it in my store. I love the thoughtfulness, but the table wasn’t really something I could sell. Instead I tore the legs off of it [...]
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.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: email@example.com
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
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