WE ARE A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS that loves to recreate/redesign lost and forgotten treasures that would otherwise end up in the landfill.


Our services include custom reupholstery & slipcovers, furniture repairs, painting & refinishing, project redesign, official dealer/seller of Greenhouse Fabrics, Charlotte Fabrics and Sunbrella outdoor fabrics and one of a kind original art* textile designs.

Hi, I am Sandra, an Upholsterer, Artist, Designer, Crafter, Changemaker, a Follower of Jesus - (dee) discovering, exploring, enjoying the life He has provided me and my family. 


I was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the USA in 1978 with my family. I earned a BA in Integrative Arts  with a focus on Architectural 3D Design from Penn State University in 1996 with Minors in Architectural History and Sociology. I am the lead upholsterer and designer for the ALCHEMY team. Serving in both demo and redesign of each project as well as creating custom paint/refinishing treatments and custom textiles. It is my pleasure to come to your home and provide you with a FREE 1 hour in home fabric design consultation with project estimate showcasing our beautiful designer fabrics.


My father, Abel, born in Lima, Peru and trained in upholstery in Albany, NY is a retired upholsterer with over 30 years of experience in the Furniture Upholstery Industry. He is the one who trained me in the craft of reupholstery. Since age 11 I have been following in his footsteps and feel blessed to have him on our ALCHEMY team as our personal upholstery consultant and traveling technician. 

My husband, Alexis, is a certified electrician from Puerto Rico and is a self taught 21st century "craftsman". He leads the team in furniture repairs, painting and refinishing. He troubleshoots the engineering details of each project structure redesign and serves in reupholstery demo and as a traveling technician. 

We feel blessed to have an opportunity to serve others and in the process become transformed as changemakers in our community. We look forward to serving you.

~ Sandra @ ALCHEMY


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The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

*ALCHEMY - ART STUDIO: I create original works of art made into printed fabrics for small upholstery projects, Artisan Prayer Pillows, Wall Hangings, and Journal Covers. I give thanks to the Lord who has created me with a passion to explore my creativity. ART MEMORIES is my pathway to use the gifts and talents God has provided to pay it forward. 

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