Tricorn Black is a gorgeous color from Sherwin Williams. It is a deep, pure black. It’s really amazing how many “black” paints there are and how different they can be. This one, I think, is just a true black.
We recently painted a set of mahogany side tables in this beautiful color for a client. She wanted a very high gloss finish for durability and for a more modern look.
Because she has children and was worried about the painted finish holding up against abuse we went with Pro Industrial Acrylic Coating. It is a very durable paint, in fact it is recommend for industrial spaces, so it can definitely withstand heavy traffic, spills and lots of scrubbing.
We left the original, gold hardware, at our clients request, which I think adds a nice contrast and a bit of glamour.
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.