White is such a classic color and is still as popular with our clients today as it was nearly ten years ago when we first started painting furniture. We recently painted several different pieces of antique, oak furniture for a client in Long Beach. We used a pure white and lightly distressed the pieces after they were painted.
Photographed below is the antique sewing machine we painted for this particular client. The machine doesn’t work anymore, but this piece of furniture sits on display in her living room. It was pretty beat up when it first arrived, but after some repairs and elbow grease in turned into a piece of furniture she can be proud to show off.
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.