FurnitureAlchemy

Vintage Style for the Modern Home

Virginia, United States · 317 Sales

FurnitureAlchemy

Vintage Style for the Modern Home

Virginia, United States 317 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(63)
Shop owner

Sheila J

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Announcement   Follow me on Instagram: @_alchemyhome Second Etsy shop now open: AlchemyHomeDecor!
All furniture items are "ready to go" and (if available for shipping) will ship in around 3 weeks via Greyhound Package Express!

Sign up for my monthly email newsletter, with info on new and upcoming pieces, style and design tips, as well as what's trending on Etsy for the season! Convo or email me to be added: furniture.alchemy [!at] gmail.com
"Like" my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FurnitureAlchemy or check out my website/blog at www.furniturealchemy.net to see updates and all of the latest info!

I specialize in turning everyday furniture into a unique piece with a story! I can create custom orders, give new life to pieces you already own, or you can see completed pieces available now in my shop! I've also recently expanded into including vintage and antique style jewelry, home decor, and other creations!

Local buyers in the metro DC area: If you are interested in having me refurbish a piece you already own, please contact me with details and pictures of the piece for a price quote! Or if you are looking for something specific, I would be happy to locate and refurbish it for you

**See shop "policies" for FAQ's and more info on the shipping process!

Announcement

Follow me on Instagram: @_alchemyhome Second Etsy shop now open: AlchemyHomeDecor!
All furniture items are "ready to go" and (if available for shipping) will ship in around 3 weeks via Greyhound Package Express!

Sign up for my monthly email newsletter, with info on new and upcoming pieces, style and design tips, as well as what's trending on Etsy for the season! Convo or email me to be added: furniture.alchemy [!at] gmail.com
"Like" my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FurnitureAlchemy or check out my website/blog at www.furniturealchemy.net to see updates and all of the latest info!

I specialize in turning everyday furniture into a unique piece with a story! I can create custom orders, give new life to pieces you already own, or you can see completed pieces available now in my shop! I've also recently expanded into including vintage and antique style jewelry, home decor, and other creations!

Local buyers in the metro DC area: If you are interested in having me refurbish a piece you already own, please contact me with details and pictures of the piece for a price quote! Or if you are looking for something specific, I would be happy to locate and refurbish it for you

**See shop "policies" for FAQ's and more info on the shipping process!

Sheila J

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Sheila J

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sallie dollins

sallie dollins on Mar 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Working with Sheila was an absolute delight. She was fast efficient and always a good communicator. The end product was a beautiful reconstituted heirloom. Bottom line she's the best and my dresser is lovely!!

NANCY C HARTGROVE

NANCY C HARTGROVE on Mar 18, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT I COULD REPLACE MY MOTHER'S BROKEN GLASS THROUGH YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I MAY COME BACK TO PURCHASE OTHER HOROSCOPE GLASSES AT A LATER DATE.

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About

Shabby to Chic

When I moved into my first apartment, my grandparents gave me an old dining table to use in my kitchen. It was the first table they got when they were married in 1954. Over the years, I wanted to purchase a new kitchen table, but did not want to let go of my old one. So, I decided to give it a makeover, and my love for furniture refurbishing was born!

Since that time, I started by making over other pieces of my own furniture and it developed into buying furniture, refurbishing it, and reselling. I found that it was a process that I absolutely love, and each piece can tell a unique story while bringing beautiful life to a home. Our shop Etsy shop really came about when my fiancé Sam was deployed overseas with the military for almost a year. Selling on Etsy really became on of my passions during that time and allowed me to cope with having my love so far away, by giving me an outlet to express myself through painting. It is something that began as a hobby and turned into a full grown business, but still something that I (we) are very passionate about! We love the idea of taking these old or unwanted pieces of furniture, and vintage decor, and turning them into beautiful pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation!

My fiance, Sam, has also now joined in the fun! His background in oil painting and art (and also my persistence that I need his help!) has brought him into the workshop. Together, we hand repair, re-finish, and ship furniture across the U.S.!

I now have a second Etsy shop open: AlchemyHomeDecor
http://www.alchemyhomedecor.etsy.com
This shop is full of my handmade pillows and accessories!

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  • Sheila J

    Owner, Etsy Shop Curator And Manager, Painting And Design

    Check out my second Etsy shop here: www.alchemyhomedecor.etsy.com I am a middle school teacher, with a passion for giving new life to old furniture. I absolutely love the process of turning something ordinary into something special!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2014
Welcome to Furniture Alchemy! I specialize in "Furniture Rescue"; taking vintage and unwanted furniture and turning into something special and unique.
I am also expanding into creating jewelry, home decor, journals, and much more!

**Please read the entire listing description and shop policies prior to purchase! By purchasing from our shop, you are agreeing that you have read and understand all shop policies!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
*Furniture Items cannot be shipped without a phone number, this is required for shipping! Please read listing description prior to checkout- some larger items do not have shipping included in the price, and pricing depends on location.

** If item is purchased and shipping is going to be paid via a separate listing, a 3% fee will be added to cover the Etsy credit card transaction.

*No Refunds/Exchanges on furniture. All sales are final, including custom orders! Please look at pictures carefully, read listing description, and ask any questions you have prior to purchase!! I always do my best to accurately describe all pieces in my listing descriptions- but please feel free to ask any other questions!

I accept credit/debit, PayPal, and etsy gift cards!


**if you placed an order and need to cancel it within 24hrs, please contact me with the reason. After 24 hrs, orders may NOT be cancelled by the buyer.


*Upon request, I can hold items for 24 hours only. If the piece has not been purchased after 24 hours, it will be released for sale to another buyer.

Work cannot begin on your piece until full payment is received.
All "painted to order" items must be paid in full prior to scheduled time for work to being on the piece.

Local customers- If scheduling a time to drop off a piece for a "makeover", you must pay a minimum of 50% of the estimate in order for me to hold your spot in the schedule and set up a date/timeline to the work, the remaining 50% can be paid prior to or at pickup of your piece. Item will not be released back to you without full payment.


**storage fee Information:
local buyers who cancel pickup/ delivery with less than 24 hrs notice, or who do not pick up piece within 7 days of completion (unless prior arrangements have been made) may incur a storage fee of $5/day until item is picked up.

Customers who have an item shipped to me for refinishing may incur a storage fee after the first month, if you have not decided on/let me know how you would like the item refinished. The storage fee will begin the 2nd month I have the piece, and will be $5/day until you have contacted me with your custom request/ideas (even if you have already paid for the item!)


Any requested changes to the original design on custom designed pieces will incur an additional cost for the buyer, which must be paid prior to shipping. (color change, additional stenciling, metallic paint, painting insides of drawers, etc)
Shipping
**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.
Some of our pieces are also available at our vendor space in Fredericksburg, Va. These pieces can be purchased via Etsy and picked up in store, or you can pay in store! Please call ahead to ensure availability if you are planning on paying in store. I can also pick the piece up from the store for you, if distance is an issue:
Rocking The Chair
915 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 373-7625
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm


Some items I have listed are unavailable for shipping. Please read the description of each listing to know if I will ship it or not.

*We ship using two different carriers (depending on the piece) either Greyhound Package Express (for items less than 100lbs once packaged) or TSCmoving.com for freight "door to door" shipments for older antique pieces and items over 100lbs once packaged.

**see http://www.shipgreyhound.com or http://www.tscmoving.com for more information

Greyhound Shipping Information:
**For Greyhound Package Express shipments. 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.
**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, Greyhound Package Express does not really offer shipping insurance, though value can be added to the item. Standard item value is included in shipping price (up to $100) If You would like to add more value to the item please contact me prior to purchase, it is not included in the price!
**If the item is extensively damaged in shipping for some reason, you may file a claim with Greyhound package Express.
For shipping with Greyhoung, the shipping price paid includes material costs for shipping of oversized items, to include all of the packing materials that are required to ship them and protect from damages. The price that you pay for shipping includes materials (boxes, bubble wrap, etc), labor and travel time to the station (30 minutes), van rental if needed, in addition to the charges from Greyhound.


TSC Moving information:
*We have recently begun shipping some pieces with tscmoving. They do not ship to all locations, please contact me prior to purchase with zip code for the most accurate estimate. If a price is given for "shipping" with a piece, it is generally an estimate based on my experience shipping- but may not be accurate to your location. You may be required to pay more (or less) for shipping, depending on location. All items shipped with TSCmoving are blanket wrapped and fully insured. Any damage claims must be filed through tscmoving- Furniture Alchemy is not responsible for shipping damage, and we do not refund items that arrived damaged.


** Furniture Alchemy is not responsible for any damages done through shipping with ANY carrier! I cannot offer refunds on items that arrive with shipping damage. You should take pictures of the item as it arrives, in the packaging to use for your claim!


At this time, I cannot offer international shipping, shipping is to the continental U.S. only


If you are purchasing a smaller item (home decor, jewelry, etc) , it will be shipped via USPS and the shipping is already listed with the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please read shipping policy for information about shipping and shipping damages.

*NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON FURNITURE ITEMS!. All sales are final! Please look at pictures carefully, read listing description, and ask any questions you have prior to purchase!!

*If you would like to cancel your order, please contact me within 24 hours of purchase. After 24 hours purchases may not be cancelled.

*Only items from the Home Decor or "under $50" section may be returned for a refund of purchase price within 14 days of receipt of item (shipping is not included in refund). Buyer must pay return shipping on any item, and original shipping costs are not included in refund.
*After 14 days no item may be returned.
*Refund are not processed until the item has been received back and it MUST arrive in the same condition as when it left. Broken or damaged items from shipping will not be refunded. If item arrives damaged, please contact me and I can direct you to the appropriate route for filing a claim with the shipping company.
*No refunds or exchanges on furniture (including custom painted pieces)!


**Changes made to original design plans, for custom painted pieces, or adding additional features/requests may incur an additional fee for the customer to be paid prior to shipment, pickup, or delivery.

*Please note that many antique and vintage mahogany pieces of furniture do not take well to lighter colors (especially white/cream), without some discoloration from the original finish bleeding through. I will do my best to paint a piece in the color that you want it, but I can never guarantee a white finish on some older pieces! In cases where I know ahead of time that white may be an issue, I will make the buyer aware of the possibility, but if a client still wants to proceed with the lighter color, please know that if we end up having to paint it a darker color, due to the bleed through of the original finish, there will be an additional charge for extra labor and materials to re-do the piece!!
Additional policies and FAQs
**No refunds on shipping charges, furniture items damaged through any shipping carrier, or painted furniture.

Local Store Information:
Rocking The Chair
915 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 373-7625
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm


I take requests from customers if you are looking for a specific item that I do not have in stock. I will work with customers to find particular pieces of furniture, then can refurbish them at the request of the buyer. I require a minimum of a 50% down payment of the estimate for custom orders on items that I do not have in stock and the remaining balance can be paid upon completion.

If you already own a piece of furniture that you would like to give a "makeover" and live in the Metro DC area, please contact me with details on the piece for a price estimate. I love updating furniture already owned by customers!

Pieces listed in my shop are not available "as is" for a discounted price , unless an "as is" price is specifically noted in the listing for the particular piece.


All l items are as described in their listing description at the time of shipping. Most of my furniture comes to me in a "well loved" state, meaning there could be nicks or scratches in the wood. When painted these will not be very visible, but these are vintage pieces, so expect some character to your piece! All of my pieces are thoroughly inspected prior to refinishing and any structural issues will be addressed and fixed prior to work beginning.I will do my best to accurately describe the piece in the listing and post thorough pictures. Please contact me if you have any concerns about the condition of a piece, and I will do my best to describe it to you and send you additional pictures!