This recliner was in pretty bad shape when it arrived at our workshop located in Santa Ana, California. It was in desperate need of new upholstery. My mom and I love to do this kind of work. Sewing home decorative items and redoing furniture with new upholstery is something that women in our family have been doing for generations. Re-upholstering a recliner is a lot of work, but we are always up for a challenge!
The fabric for this recliner was selected from our fabric books. Our client chose a very pretty green in a heavy weight cotton blend. We offer a full line of Carole fabrics at the store, which provides our customers with high quality, upholstery grade materials. We also allow customers to bring their own fabric if they have already selected something they like.
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.