My mom and I always love it when we can completely transform old furniture with a fresh coat of paint or band new upholstery. We get a thrill out of making old furniture look totally different and giving it new life. So many pieces of antique and vintage furniture are built incredibly well and we [...]
At our Santa Ana store front my mom and I offer furniture for sale that her and I have either re-upholstered, painted, or otherwise refinished. We love to find old forgotten furniture and make it beautiful again. We also offer these services to our clients. One of our most recent projects was this sofa. [...]
This recliner was in pretty bad shape when it arrived at our workshop located in Santa Ana, California. It was in desperate need of new upholstery. My mom and I love to do this kind of work. Sewing home decorative items and redoing furniture with new upholstery is something that women in [...]
This chair had a sticker on the back leg that said, “property of the Marriott”. It definitely looked like a old, outdated chair straight out of a tacky hotel when it arrived at our shop. We painted it a very high gloss black. The color is from Sherwin Williams. It is called Tricorn Black. Then [...]
This chair and rocker are a matching set. The two are one of our most recent upholstery projects. The chairs are over 100 years old and have been in our clients family for years, so she wanted to restore the luster of the wood and update the fabric and [...]
This super cute little chair came out of a local Starbucks. Our client used to work there and he scored this freebie when the Starbucks decided to remodel. As you can imagine it was worn out, but not anymore! The chair has brand new upholstery in a bright, fun fabric. Our client chose this great [...]
These two vintage cane chairs were recently painted and upholstered. Our client chose a fun mix of fabrics and I really love the way they turned out! For your upholstery needs stop by our boutique! We are located in Santa Ana. We have tons of fabrics to choose from or you can bring your own. We [...]
These barstools were a bear! The old upholstery was incredibly hard to get off. The staples, there was a million of them, were brittle and driven deep down into a tiny crevice. The whole family took turns working on these babies- mom, dad, grandma, grandpa…. we all took turns.
Once all those [...]
When this sofa came to us it was in very sad shape. The springs were popping out from the bottom and the old silk fabric was torn badly, not to mention extremely dirty and faded. My mom and I could see right past all of that though. We knew this sofa would be a [...]
This vintage wing back chair is one of our most recent upholstery projects. My dad even got in on a little piece of the action. He decided to take the chair home and started “demolition”. He removed the wood base and meticulously picked out staples one by one. He didn’t last long though. After about half of [...]
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.