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A Red Bird

Vintage and Antique Furniture Refinishing and Re-Upholstery Service
Opening at 9:00 AM
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Meet Lyon -- our newest, bespoke machinist cabinet. His substantial stature meant more storage space with a combination of narrow and large drawers. Two miniature keyholes, memories of a previous life, fit in perfectly with the other brass fixtures. We painted and stained each piece of wood to cr...

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Meet Maegan! After two weeks in our workshop, this comfy, overstuffed armchair is back in her home. We love her new look! After removing the old fabric, we recovered her in a classic houndstooth print from Charlotte Fabrics. The tessellating pattern creates a mesmerizing effect while the solid, c...

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Meet Latham! We were recently asked to rejuvenate this upholstered headboard, which had begun to peel in several places. First we found the perfect material -- a weathered, charcoal grey vinyl. Instead of the original four panels, we created a more streamlined look with a single line of topstitch...

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Meet Clark! Named after a former feline occupant, this wicker chair and ottoman were ready for a fresh look. We helped our client find this lovely blue pinstripe from GreenhouseFabrics to complement their new, dark blue room. We love the organic, tight weave. It fits perfectly with the natural fe...

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Meet Nancy! We were recently entrusted with updating this Mid-Century Modern loveseat, with the understanding that we would preserve some of the original fabric for a keepsake pillow to remember her former owner -- a beloved grandmother. We refilled the seat cushion with fresh foam and removed th...

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Meet Hank and Ellie! We were recently asked to makeover this gorgeous Mid-Century Modern bedroom set, a beloved inherited collection. We carefully whitewashed the smooth exteriors to match our client’s beach-style home. The feathery pattern of the paint strokes allows just a hint of the natural w...

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Meet Grace! We were recently asked to give this Walter E. Smithe sofa a fresh, Pottery Barn-style makeover. We spent some time looking for just the right fabric. This lovely, bone-colored twill was just the right balance of casual and classic. We love the subtle texture and color variance of the ...

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Meet Ije! This beautiful machinist cabinet was built to spec for one of our clients as a gift for her mom. We really enjoyed incorporating her ideas into this project! Whitewashing of the drawer fronts and sides gives the piece a lovely driftwood appearance. The light shades look great against th...

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Meet Alejandro! We love the rich, desert hues of this Southwest colorblock ottoman. The rust and adobe colored vinyl have been beautifully pleated along the corners for added flair. We heavily distressed the feet and decorated them with oversized brass tacks. Of course, our favorite part is the c...

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Testimonials

3 weeks ago
Ordered a custom made machinist's cabinet from A Red Bird. We received an email from the store Fortunate Discoveries in Chicago showing items available while the store was closed due to COVID. Saw a cabinet that was just like something we were looking for. Contacted A Red Bird directly and received a quick response that they could sell us that one or make a custom one. We determined the one in the store was too small for us, so they made one to our size specifications. Sent us pics of 2 different options for painting the drawers and we picked our favorite. Within 3 WEEKS we had a custom made, perfect cabinet. And it was very reasonably priced. One of the owners and his son-in-law delivered the item to our home for under $40 (that price is unheard of in Chicago for delivery in my opinion. We were very happy with the product and service from a Red Bird. Any contact we had was professional with prompt responses. My husband and I highly recommend this company.
- Karin B
2 months ago
I met the Red Bird Family at an Artisan Market a couple months ago. They were very kind and understanding as I tried to explain the furniture piece I wanted to create my mom in order to store her jewelry. They said that they'd be able to custom make a machinist cabinet for me so when I got home, I emailed them the appropriate measurements. Over the next week, A Red Bird and I bounced emails back and forth as we designed the cabinet and they were always prompt in their responses. While creating the piece, Daniel asked me questions and my opinions on how the furniture was being made. He finished the machinist cabinet in a timely manner and below is the final product. It is absolutely FABULOUS and even better than I could've imagined. My mom loves it. I'm already trying to figure out the next furniture piece I want them to make. Thanks you guys! Keep up the good work.
- KC B
3 weeks ago
A Red Bird not only does good work, but they are a delight to work with! They were the only upholsterer in the area that returned my calls in a timely manner, and in some cases, at all! Their quote process was quick & accurate, and they were on the money for the time they estimated it would take. When I got my chairs back it was high quality work and really good materials. The price was completely fair for the high quality work, and they are friendly, personable, and helpful. My quest was to keep perfectly good furniture out of a landfill. Mission accomplished with A Red Bird! I'm going to think of them first when I need upholstery work again.
- Caitlin M

Everyone needs a Red Bird in their life

We love helping our clients find just the right piece for their home or place of business. Whether it's refreshing a family heirloom or curating something special and making it yours, you'll find that A Red Bird is just the place!

We love the history that comes with an older, quality piece of furniture...you can almost hear them tell their stories. 

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  • (219) 226-6397

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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