We’ve recently been making a ton of slipcovers for out of town clients. It never occurred to us until recently that this is something that could be done.
In order to work with a client who is out of town we do need an existing slipcover to use as a pattern. The client simply […]
A few weeks ago the sweetest lady contacted my mom and I through our Etsy store. She happened to live in Long Beach, so she was local, and she requested that we come to her home to help her with some new slipcovers. She sent me pictures of her current slipcovers and explained […]
My mom and I love to make custom slipcovers. Sewing has been a passion of ours for many, many years and slipcovers are one of our favorite things to sew.
We recently helped a client select fabric for a custom slipcover for a vintage glider. She mentioned that she was going to use the […]
This custom made slipcover was created for a client who lives in Huntington Beach. She wanted a simple and cozy slipcover for this comfortable slipper chair that sits in her master bedroom. She stopped by the store about two weeks ago with samples of some of the fabrics in her room, including the towels from […]
My mom and I recently had a very sweet lady stop by the store and inquire about slipcovers. She was considering a beautiful fabric from Calico Corners that she had spotted on clearance. We chatted with her for a little while and discussed the dimensions of her furniture and the style of slipcover that she […]
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 […]
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 […]
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
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 offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.