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 [...]
I love dressers. I don’t know what it is about them, but I want one in every room of the house. They are great in a bathroom for extra storage. A long, low dresser can serve as a buffet in a dining room. You can even use a dresser in a kitchen to store extra [...]
Here at Alchemy we have been having a blast making flowers out of fabric. We have used them on pillows, lampshades, hair clips and even an uphpolstered chair! My mom and I have been going crazy making these fun and easy flowers in all different shapes and sizes. We’ve made them out of [...]
Alchemy fine living is a gifts and home furnishings boutique located in Santa Ana, California. My mom and I are the owners and we love to paint furniture, not only for resale in our store, but for our clients as well. We have discovered many different techniques that give furniture a super shabby and rustic, [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living, located in Santa Ana, we love to create custom made slipcovers for your furniture. All slipcovers are tailor made so they fit perfectly; you choose the fabric and design the look, we take it from there! We have tons of fabrics that you can choose from and love helping with [...]
If you have an old ugly lamp shade that needs a makeover bring it to our next free workshop!! Do you have vintage linens, such as old pillow cases, just shoved in a closet somewhere? This is a great way to recycle those keep sakes, dig them out of the closet and show them off!
Gather up [...]
This chair was so much fun to do! It was given a really simple, yet very chic, paint job that created a fabulous aged patina. Then it was re-upholstered in a simple cream cotton and embellished with hand made flowers, vintage buttons, antique lace, and jute webbing. All the work that went into transforming this old [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living, located in Santa Ana California, we offer private sewing and upholstery lessons. All lessons are specifically geared towards what the student wants to learn, so any project you may have you are welcome to bring to us for instruction on how to complete it.
We recently had a wonderful [...]
This antique bench was an absolute mess when we found it by the side of the road, but nothing a little bit of paint and fabric couldn’t fix. Well…. it took a bit more than just a paint job and some new upholstery. This bench required a lot of [...]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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