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 [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living, located in Santa Ana California, my mom and I offer custom sewing and upholstery services. She and I create custom pillows, bedding, window coverings, slipcovers and so much more. After we complete a sewing or upholstery project we are often left with remnants of fabric. We hoard every piece of [...]
This oak table was in really bad condition. The top was beat up! I’m not really into refinishing furniture, instead I love to embrace it’s flaws or disguise them in clever ways (so much easier than the pain staking work involved in restoring abused wood to it’s previously beautiful state). This table was painted, distressed, [...]
I bought a big bag of oranges a while back and a few of them went uneaten. The last stragglers were no longer edible, and I’m embarrassed to admit, they were just hanging out in the fridge drawer. (They weren’t growing mold or anything, I’m not that bad.) What to do with these oranges? I’ll make [...]
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
About AlchemyAlchemy 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.