I love to upholster furniture! It is so fun to see something old and forgotten transform into something beautiful again. I picked up this chair at my local Salvation Army. It was ugly and uncomfortable, but not anymore! My mom and I stripped it down to bare bones and replaced everything. The body of the chair is covered in a yellow green upholstery grade cotton. The back has a fun, multi-colored strip that adds a bit of pizazz.
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.