Since closing our store front a few months back my mom and I have focused our efforts on painting furniture for clients and we have stayed very busy! Furniture painting was always our passion and creative outlet, so it is nice to have more time to focus on what we love most. This dresser is one of our most recent projects.
When this dresser was dropped off at our workshop it was, for lack of a better word, UGLY. We painted the frame and drawers white, lightly distressed them and then added a dark stain to create an aged patina. The top was stripped and refinished in dark walnut. The hardware was given a white wash treatment.
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.