Here at Alchemy fine living my mom and I use many different furniture painting techniques to transform old furniture. Not only do we find our own antique and vintage pieces to paint and restore for resale in our boutique, but we also offer the service of furniture painting to clients. We can paint furniture one solid color in a super high gloss finish to give the piece a more modern look or we can create the look of an old piece with chipping paint. We love to distress and create farmhouse finishes on furniture and we often use wax or dark stain to create an aged patina. Whatever look our clients desire we strive to achieve it. We have been painting furniture for close to ten years and it is not only our business, but our passion!
This buffet is one of our most recent projects. We painted it Mesclun Green, a color from Sherwin Williams. It was a bright, cheerful color until we stained it with Dark Walnut Minwax. The wax toned down the color a bit and gave it a subtle aged appearance. Before staining it we lightly sanded the edges to distress it.
Here is a picture of the doors side by side. You can see how the stain changed the look and created an antiqued finish. For detailed instructions on how to use Minwax to distress and stain your own painted furniture CLICK HERE.
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
About AlchemyAlchemy 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.