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A Red Bird

Vintage and Antique Furniture Refinishing and Re-Upholstery Service
Open today until 4:00 PM
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Meet Thea! This beautifully restored vintage chair is ready for a new abode. The emerald green velvet is perfect to display the plump shell-like channels on the back and deep seat. Piping, pleats and brass decorative nails add fresh points of interests throughout. Let us know if you want this gem...

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Meet Ruth! We loved transforming these heirlooms into not-what-you-think-they-are pieces. The vintage TV cabinet is now a functioning MCM dry bar. To make this happen, we added custom-carved insets for wine and shot glasses and installed a miniature wine rack. The false doors at the bottom are no...

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Meet Camille! This pretty settee passed quickly through our workroom this week. After some careful consideration, our client landed on a Brookston-Demin chenille from Mitchell Fabrics. Excellent choice! The bright white and bold blue is a lovely contrast to the warm brown of the wood, and the cla...

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Meet Selima! Reupholstering these folding chairs and creating a new case for this face cradle were important steps to reopening a local massage therapy business. We were excited to help! The chairs were recovered in a pretty ivory-colored vinyl. We love those peek holes at the top of each one. Co...

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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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Testimonials

2 weeks ago
Very professional operation. I learned about this place on the Next Door site and was advised they do furniture refinishing and upholstery. I had what must have been a 100 year old tool box that belonged to my Grandfather. My Dad gave it to me decades ago and it sat around in my garages for all that time. I decided to get it refinished as it is a family heirloom. I met with them, discussed what I wanted, they offered some advice having worked with other family heirlooms and we proceeded. Now it's a like new toolbox that still looks 100 years old. They finished it beautifully and left rough edges still looking rough. They did this quickly and did excellent work. Highly recommend them.
- David M
a month 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
a month 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

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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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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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