This adorable dresser was dropped off at our workshop yesterday by a very sweet woman. She found us on youtube while searching for instructional videos on how to paint furniture. She decided she didn’t want to tackle this job herself, so she brought it to us.
I love the cute little detail on the [...]
Furniture painting services- Are you looking for a furniture painter in Orange County, California? You have come to the right place. My mom and I have been in business painting furniture for nearly a decade. We offer many different furniture painting techniques, from a single color with a smooth finish, to a multicolored, distressed patina. [...]
My mom and I recently picked up some vintage lace curtains at the Salvation Army. Thrift shops and estate sales are great places to pick up pretty vintage lace. We use the lace for trim on pillows, ruffles on table runners and all sorts of other projects. One of the curtain panels was yellowed and [...]
This adorable little night stand is one of our most recent projects. It was given new life with a fresh coat of white paint, Kestrel White from Sherwin Williams to be exact. The hardware was left unpainted. I love the contrast of the vintage metal pull against the pretty, soft white.
Our last workshop, held on March 9th, was a huge success! We had a great time and the furniture pieces our students worked on turned out beautiful. Because we had so much fun we have planned two more workshops and if demand requires it we plan to add several more. We currently have two future [...]
This website focuses on furniture painting and distressing, but we also dabble in sewing and upholstery. It’s all about taking something old and turning it into something special. We offer many tutorials and lots of inspiration. If you have a website that explores similar topics and you think it would be a good fit, please [...]
About two years ago the Orange County Register wrote an article about our upholstery services. The article was written for women’s history month, so the main focus was on the fact that it was a family run business. My grandma, my mom, my sister and I all posed for pictures and were interviewed by the [...]
My mom and I are super excited to announce our very first furniture painting workshop! We will offer several different demonstrations throughout the day and allow for hands on time, so participants can paint their own piece of furniture. WHEN? Saturday March 9th
WHAT TIME? 9 am to [...]
Welcome to my weekly linky party. I’m so excited to share this weeks transformation with you! This sofa was dropped off for re-upholstery by the sweetest couple about three weeks ago. I had fun searching through our Carole Fabrics sample books and helping them select a fabric. They also sat on several foam samples to select [...]
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
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.