The workshop, aka my grandparent’s garage, is always full of laughter. While my mom and I typically work away inside on furniture painting projects my nephews, daughter, sister, grandparents and dad all play in the back yard.
We have several projects in the works currently, so we’ve been spending long days at our workshop. I love it when we have lots of things going on at once. It feels like we really get focused and work very efficiently. The last time we were at our workshop we got a ton accomplished.
We picked up this dresser at an estate sale recently. As you can see it is in need of some TLC. My mom worked on fixing the broken drawer front and repairing some of the damaged veneer.
While she was waiting for glue to dry she cleaned and sanded a large hutch that we are going to paint a beautiful color called Hearts of Palm by Sherwin Williams. She also removed all the hardware and glass that she could and taped off the rest of it.
I worked on painting this vintage campaign dresser. It doesn’t look all that exciting here, but wait till you see it all done. This dresser has all sorts of interesting hardware that really makes it unique. I’ll share after photos soon, so check back.
I was also able to get the final coat of paint on this adorable little chair. Today my mom hand painted some subtle accents that really make this chair beautiful. Tomorrow we will start to put new upholstery on the seat. Also another one that is going to be fabulous when it is finished. Check back soon to see pictures of this one too!
While my mom and I were working hard my dad was hauling Sienna around the backyard on a trash can dolly. She loved it! Like I said before, our workshop is a fun place to be!
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.