PROCESS OF BECOMING
A NEW CREATION
ALCHEMY means transformation.
We are here to help you transform your project from the OLD to the NEW. Each project is custom done to meet your one of a kind design style and budget. We follow a 3 step design process of 1. Discovering, 2. Exploring, 3. Enjoying in order to provide you with our best service.
THE HISTORY OF YOUR STORY
THE BEST FABRIC CHOICES FOR YOUR PROJECT
Let us bring these beautiful fabrics into your home. Click on CONTACT to learn how to book your FREE appointment. Click images to view online fabric gallery.
KID & PET FRIENDLY
Durable & Cleanable.
Click to see full selection online. We provide FREE samples to all our ALCHEMY clients.
STAGE 1: DISCOVERING (YOUR STORY)
REUPHOLSTERY OR SLIPCOVER?
WHAT ARE THE BEST FABRIC CHOICES?
DOES THE FRAME NEED REFINISHED?
HOW OLD IS YOUR PROJECT PIECE, IS THE FRAME STRONG ENOUGH FOR REUPHOLSTERING OR WOULD A SLIPCOVER DO JUST FINE?
Thus, begins the storytelling process. Reupholstery is more than beautiful fabric. Just like a home remodeling project we must learn about the frame of the structure in order to decide on the best approach towards transformation. A vintage furniture piece will be your best bet for reupholstery because of the quality of the craftsmanship from days gone by (real wood vs fiberboard /MDF). Newer mass produced furniture can contain both materials and if the furniture is medium grade the best approach is a custom slipcover.
Then comes fabric selection. We offer fabrics for sale from Greenhouse Fabrics and Charlotte Fabrics (for your convenience free samples can be mailed to your home).
We also offer custom refinishing in 3 types of treatments: chalk paint, oil-based stain, or latex spraying. Finished with clear/dark wax or poly.
HOW TO START YOUR PROJECT TRANSFORMATION?
Email your project photos to with your project ideas. I will reply back with a quick quote. If you like the quick quote then we will move forward with discussion on fabric options and setup a free 1 hour in home CHAT fabric design consultation with project estimate (where I will measure all pieces and do a structure, foam, filler assessment). During the CHAT you will also be able to review various fabrics for your project custom chosen from our textile mills to meet your project expectations based on email correspondences prior to our CHAT. We will also discuss refinishing options and any other redesign or added details you would like for your custom project. After the CHAT you will receive a final invoice of the project cost, with sales tax, and any pickup/delivery fees.
NOTE: Free pickup/delivery to Lancaster County Residents ONLY, all other PA clients will be charged a transportation fee based on distance. Any other inquiries please email me Sandra @
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3 TYPES OF FURNITURE REFINISHING
ASK US ABOUT OUR FURNITURE REFINISHING OPTIONS
Every project is custom MADE TO ORDER to capture your true personality and design style. Call Sandra at 717-951-2030 to setup your free in home design consult and review paint and finish options.