At our Santa Ana store front my mom and I offer furniture for sale that her and I have either re-upholstered, painted, or otherwise refinished. We love to find old forgotten furniture and make it beautiful again. We also offer these services to our clients. One of our most recent projects was this sofa. [...]
One of our clients recently brought us this super cool antique radio. This radio belonged to her grandparents, who likely listened to historical moments on it as they sat in their living room. How cool is that?! I love old pieces of furniture that have a story. I love even more that the women, [...]
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 [...]
In a previous post I mentioned some of the primers I like to use and why. If you are interested in learning about that CLICK HERE for more details. In this post I will discuss a few of the paints that I really like. I used to be a big fan of Valspar [...]
My mom and I love to paint furniture! If you have visited this website or our store, even just once before, you probably already knew that. We have been in business painting furniture for nearly a decade now. We love experimenting with new furniture painting techniques, but we also do a lot of basic color [...]
We just recently launched our ONLINE STORE and it is full of hand made tote bags, decorative throw pillows, table runners and so much more! All of the items are lovingly made by hand by my mom and I. We use a ton of burlap and vintage lace to create monogrammed pillows, handmade purses, [...]
I love to paint furniture and have been doing so for nearly a decade now. I use many different furniture painting techniques, so sometimes I use a paint brush, but most of the time I use a spray gun. Painting furniture with a sprayer takes a lot of practice. A perfect, smooth finish can only [...]
My dad salvaged these really cool antique feet from an old dresser. They are pine and covered in chipping paint, which gives them a great aged patina. He used them to create a custom ottoman that my mom and I covered in burlap. The tiny ruffle on the bottom is made from a drop cloth [...]
Here at Alchemy fine living, located in Santa Ana, we offer many different furniture painting techniques to transform our client’s furniture pieces. My mom and I do all of the furniture painting and we pride ourselves on paying close attention to detail. Furniture painting is our passion, not just our business. We offer many different [...]
Painting wicker requires a few different steps than painting wood or previously painted surfaces, but most of the work is the same. When painting furniture I normally wash down finished surfaces with TSP and then sand them thoroughly before priming and painting. I’ve talked all about the exact steps and necessary products and tools required [...]
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.