Appointments: We are available for drop off and pick up of furniture Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 6 and on Saturday from 10 to 3. Please call or email to confirm an appointment before stopping by with your furniture.
The Steps We Take:
All pieces are thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned with TSP.
Everything is sanded well with 220 grit sandpaper to create a “tooth” for the paint.
Primmer is almost always used (unless heavy distressing is desired). Specific primmer is chosen based on the material your furniture is crafted from. For example bonding primmer is necessary for pieces made with a laminate.
Between every coat of primmer and/or paint we sand and clean to ensure the piece is dust free and smooth.
Repair of minor cracks and dings is included in our base price, but major repairs are an additional fee.
If desired we will hand polish the painted furniture with a protective coat of paste wax.
We do not use a clear coat of any kind, for example varnish, because these products will discolor your painted finish. Instead we recommend paste wax.
Distressing can be done to add an aged patina to your painted piece.
We can also stain the piece to give it a really weathered look.
Glaze is another option to create an antique look. This can be done in many different colors.
Paint Selection: We prefer to use Sherwin Williams paints, but other high quality paints such as Dunn Edwards, Vista Paint and Benjamin Moore are acceptable. We refuse to use low quality paints and will reject your paint selection if it does not meet our quality standards. A quality paint job is dependent on the quality of material used.
Pricing: Prices listed below reflect the minimum that will be charged. Prices may increase depending on the condition of the piece, the size of it and how much work is involved in the process.
Prices are for labor only. Customers must provide their own paint.
$75 per chair without arms
$95 with arms
$125 up to 48”
48” to 66” $160
66” to 84” $197
84” to 102” $233
$18 per each leaf up to 18”
18” to 36” $36
(headboard, foot board & side rails)
To paint the outside $325
including the inside $425
add $18 per each shelf
$85 up to 24”
24” to 42” $103
42” to 60” $121
Wall mirror: $75
(with mirror add $75)
$140 three drawer
$159 four drawer
$177 five drawer
$195 six drawer
$213 seven drawer
$249 eight drawer
$285 nine drawer
$325 twelve drawer
Additional hand finishes:
Distressing add 10%
Wax add 15%
Glaze add 15%
Our Location: Alchemy fine living is a unique gifts and home furnishings boutique, located at 173 E. City Place Dr. in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. We love painting furniture and would be glad to paint a piece of your furniture. With our furniture painting services many different finishes and looks can be achieved.
LOCATION: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
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.