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 [...]
This little side chair was one of our most recent re-upholstery projects for a client. The chair was in excellent condition, so we didn’t have to replace the foam. We did add a bit of cotton batting though. Our client chose a gorgeous fabric from our line of Carole fabrics. She wanted a bit of contrast, so we [...]
A friend of mine gave me two super cute chairs. Oh how I love freebies!! I liked these chairs so much I decided to keep them for myself, rather than re-upholster them and sell them in the store. That’s the problem with my “job” half the time I want to keep the furniture for myself.
I love to upholster furniture! It is so fun to see something old and forgotten transform into something beautiful again. I picked up this chair at my local Salvation Army. It was ugly and uncomfortable, but not anymore! My mom and I stripped it down to bare bones and replaced everything. The body of the [...]
My mom and I just finished these wing back chairs for a client of ours. First thing we did was tear everything off and to expose the bare bones of these beauties. Wowzers! There was a billion staples in these two chairs. Getting them stripped down was not an easy task.
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: email@example.com
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