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 It definitely looked like a old, outdated chair straight out of a tacky hotel when it arrived at our shop.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 we upholstered it in this super fun chevron print that was selected by our client. I love the way this chair turned out. I can’t wait for our client to come by the shop to pick it up. I’m sure she is going to love it too!
Labor charges to paint a chair like this are $85. For upholstery the cost starts at $175 for the body of the chair and $50 per removable cushion.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
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 offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.