Too Bizzy To Blog; Here’s Why

Hola!

Man, I’ve missed blogging, but here’s why I’ve been absent.

I’ve been bizzily making “stuff” like this,

using old wood salvaged from our Dutch colonial!

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It’s reversible!  2 X’s the fun!

It’s also currently for sale in my brick-and-mortar space, or store:

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I call my biz REDBIRD Vintage Home,

+ I really couldn’t love anything more.

I share my space with 12 other vendors in this new-ish cool store:

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true north -- amy's toucan true north -- front interior true north exterior

Let’s have another look-see at REDBIRD.

Here I am, at left, inside my space,

 with 2 of my high school classmates who visited last week!

Guess the name of our high school.

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Kay – Janet – Kathy

I’ve been making + selling pillows for several years.

I have an etsy shop for them, plus 2 galleries sell them for me —

1 in Jackson Hole, WY + 1 in Los Angeles.

Lately, I’ve focused more on signs + furniture + other “stuff”.

By “other stuff”, I mean measuring sticks.

Here is a close-up of a couple:

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Wow, all that old chippy paint — I love it!

I like to think of these as the world’s hippest growth charts

or just a cool, industrial accent.

* * *

My plans are to combine my work

with other “merch” that I order for the store,

like these glove molds from NYC:

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. . . and this fabulous-ness from New Hampshire:

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Meanwhile, it’s time to view a few more of my projects!

I love the word “HOME” + opted to stencil it on this old, wooden step ladder:

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$22

Next up, I stenciled a faded Frenchie stripe on some off-white canvas,

+ G.O. used it to reupholster this old, red metal mechanic’s stool:

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$34 — SOLD!

This cute table was tricked out in a Swedish kind of way:

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Check out how I lined those drawers.

It’s old Mary Emmerling wallpaper from a recent past bathroom of ours!

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SOLD!

A pub table turned a little British with its stylized Union Jack top:

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. . . and a couple more vintage items received their RedBird crosses:

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So.  What’s going on over at the Dutch colonial? — you ask?

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THE SIDING IS DONE!

Next up (soon!): tricking out THAT PORCH!

Stay tuned!

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6 responses to “Too Bizzy To Blog; Here’s Why

  • Kathy

    Who took that picture of you and your visitors? Goliath? Ha!

  • nancy

    The house is looking great! I was wondering where you were getting the old wood for your signs, they are wonderful.

  • cardinalkay64

    TY, Nancy. It means a lot. I might have gotten sick of making pillows — I dunno. It sure is fun making signs, though.

  • Dolores

    Your house exterior looks so pristine! Love it! Also, it’s nice to see you’re making signs again. Love the new ones made out of old cupboard doors. I need one for the soffit over the kitchen sink, so keep displaying them, and when the right one comes along, SOLD! I heard there were a lot of barn quilts around Kankakee. Have you painted any of them? (As if you had the time ~ ha!)

  • cardinalkay64

    OMiGosh, Dolores — yesh, I have seen the barn quilts on the outskirts of Kankakee. Seems to me our plain Jane garage could use a little something. I like the 9 patch / Purina Chow logo in red, so why don’t I make a huge one + see what it looks like? 😉

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