Color your World

Alexandria, Virginia · 1070 Sales


Color your World

Alexandria, Virginia 1070 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Sheila G.


Announcement   Alchemy Home is inspired by vintage and boho tones, with a modern twist; creating one-of-a-kind accents for your home! Each item in my shop is individually handmade and hand painted in Alexandria, Virginia and shipped worldwide.

Digital downloads are available for personal use only, not for re-sale or commercial reproduction. Please contact me about licensing options if you would like to use any of the graphics in a commercial setting.


Last updated on Sep 2, 2017

Alchemy Home is inspired by vintage and boho tones, with a modern twist; creating one-of-a-kind accents for your home! Each item in my shop is individually handmade and hand painted in Alexandria, Virginia and shipped worldwide.

Digital downloads are available for personal use only, not for re-sale or commercial reproduction. Please contact me about licensing options if you would like to use any of the graphics in a commercial setting.

Sheila G.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

colleencassidyku on May 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Alchemy Home Design was AMAZING to work with! So caring and invested in the piece and they invest the time to make sure you are satisfied. After my boyfriend's bulldog passed away, I ordered custom portraits for him and his parents. They all cried and said this was the most beautiful gift they've ever received. The quality is outstanding and truly looks like a piece of modern art for your home. I highly recommend this service and will definitely be using it again!

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Filling lots of Christmas orders today of my top-selling pillow cover! #etsygifts #alchemyhome #harrypotter
Love this new set of Sugar Skull pillow covers! Based on my hand painted watercolor designs, they are perfect to add a soft, yet edgy, touch to your home decor!


Creative Re-Discovery

When I was in 3rd grade, I started my very first business: drawing pictures of horses and selling them to my classmates! I even took "custom order requests"! All of the bounty from my sales were kept in my little zipper shoe keychain (each drawing was a whopping .25 cents) and was always very proud that I never had to ask mom for money to buy a soda at lunch. The seed was planted, and even though it would be many years later before I started my next business, the creative process has always been something that motivates and soothes me.

Many years (and a completely different career path later), I began to create again. After finishing my masters degree in English and Spanish and making a move across country from Mississippi to Virginia, I opened my first Etsy shop just a few years later. My then-fiance, Sam, was deployed overseas with the military, and it was during this time that I "re-discovered" the process of creating and sharing my work with others, and remembered something that I absolutely love to do.

My first Etsy shop, Furniture Alchemy, was opened in 2012 and AlchemyHomeDecor was born in August of 2014. I am currently focusing on creating original acrylic and watercolor paintings, at an affordable price for my customers. I believe everyone should own at least one piece of beautiful, original artwork without breaking the bank.

I'm a full time middle school teacher, but by evenings and weekends I fill my need to create by painting, sewing, and flea market hunting. My two dogs, Snickers and Luna, are my partners in crime; along with my husband Sam, who always puts up with my painting materials all over our house and provides logistical support for all of our events!

Shop members

  • Sheila G.

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a full-time middle school teacher, designer, and maker. My goal is to bring a unique style to the lives of my clients by offering a variety of thoughtful, eclectic, and vintage inspired designs from my home to yours!

  • Nawal

    Designer, Crocheter

    Nawal is the newest member of my team, and happens to be my mother-in-law! She creates all designs and makes all pieces in our new Baby Clothes & Acc line. With over 50 years of experience as a seamstress, her intricate designs are truly beautiful!

Production partners

  • Alexandra Ferguson

    Brooklyn, NY

    Alexandra Ferguson specializes in product development and small batch manufacturing for premium quality home textiles. We work together to custom create and produce some of the pillow covers that I use for my hand painted pillow cover designs.

  • Spoonflower, Inc

    Durham, NC

    Spoonflower provides custom printed fabric, from my own unique, original designs, that I use to make some of the pillow covers in my shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2017
Alchemy Home is ready to color your world; I am all about bright colors, patterns, and boho vibes to add a unique style anywhere you go!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No refunds or returns on any item, including digital downloads and all custom and "made to order" purchases! Please read each listing and look at all pictures prior to purchase. I am always happy to answer any questions or send more pictures upon request, just contact me. I will do my best to communicate with the buyer on any custom item before it is made, and want each client to be happy with their purchase! Please contact me concerning any problems with your purchase

*Please note that some of the items in my shop are described as "made to order"- that means there may be slight variations in the item you receive from the picture shown in the listing description. There may be variations in wood grains, textures, and stencil/design placement on any item, but I always do my best to keep the item true to the picture shown!

*If you are completely unhappy with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible with the reason. In some instances (depending on the item and the problem) I may allow an exchange option if the item you receive is defective or you feel as though you received an item that is not what you originally ordered. This must be done within 2 weeks of receipt of the item, and I will NOT accept exchanges on all orders, it is a case-by-case basis.

*If you accidentally include the wrong shipping address for your item and it is sent to the incorrect address....once the item has been returned, I will be happy to have it re-shipped to you, but the buyer must pay the shipping costs again!
I accept PayPal and major credit cards through Etsy direct checkout. Payment must be made in full at the time of purchase.

*Orders may only be canceled within 24 hours from the time they are placed! Please contact me immediately if you'd like to cancel your order, after 24 hours the order will not be canceled!

*No refunds/exchanges! Please read all listing description info, ask any and all questions you would like to and check out my shop policies prior to purchase!
**New Furniture Shipping Guidelines/Information**
All Furniture is shipped via Greyhound Package Express:
*Customer will have to pick up the piece from their nearest Greyhound station, or arrange for a courier service (like FedEx) to deliver the piece to their home (additional charges would apply, at the expense of the buyer)
**All Greyhound Items will be shipped via "GPX Standard Shipping". This is the most cost effective method, and tracking number will be included in Etsy shipping notification email. Pieces generally arrives anywhere from 5-14 days, depending in how far they are traveling. GPX will notify you once your package has arrived and is ready for pickup.
**Please note, that all items shipped using Greyhound Package Express that are too large to fit in a box (desks, dressers, etc) will be appropriately bubble wrapped and packaged, however if the item is extensively damaged in shipping for some reason, you may file a claim with Greyhound package Express.
*AlchemyHome is not responsible for damages to the item through shipping. Refunds may be process through Greyhound Package Express only!

*No refunds on shipping charges for any item**
I can deliver most pieces in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland area. Contact me with your address if you need a local delivery quote.
Local customers may schedule a time to pick up the piece, instead of having it shipped. Please contact me if you'd like to pick up your piece (or have it delivered)! I can reimburse shipping charges on any item that is picked up.


Shipping Guidelines/Information for all items (not including furniture):

**Please double-check your shipping address prior to purchase!! Etsy only provides sellers with the shipping address that is given, and that is where all items are mailed to! If you notice a problem with your shipping address and have already purchased an item, please contact me as soon as possible with any corrections to avoid it being shipped to the wrong place!!

Domestic shipping for all items is done via USPS Priority Mail. International Shipping through USPS regular post. Domestic items arrive 3-5 business days from the time they are shipped, international parcels may take up to 2 weeks, depending on location.

If you are interested in international shipping on an item and your country isn't listed, please contact me for a price quote!

*Please check listing description on each item for the most accurate shipping times!

* Alchemy Home Decor is not responsible for any damage done through shipping with any carrier. All items shipped domestically via USPS Priority Mail come standard with $50 of shipping insurance, if your order will more than $50, please contact me for insurance charge prior to purchase. International shipping insurance available upon request but is not included in the price.
*Client is responsible for filing claim with USPS to receive refund if any item is damaged. Please contact me and I will do my best to walk you through the process and help out in any way that I can!

*Express shipping is available on a case-by-case basis (depending on the item and the amount of orders I have to fill at the time). Please contact me prior to purchase if you need an item by a particular date and I will let you know if it's do-able!
Additional policies and FAQs
The majority of my items are hand painted and custom designed! This means there may be unique variations in each item, making everything from my shop "one of a kind"!

*Please let me know if the item you are shipping is a gift being sent directly to the recipient! Etsy only provides us with the buyers name and shipping address, so in some cases, I might be unaware that the item is a gift, and it could be sent without the recipient knowing who purchased it for them!!***