Handmade Pink Bird House:
Handmade Pink Bird House, each house is handmade with treated timber for exterior use, assembled using exterior quality glue, high-quality stainless steel pins and screws. The birdhouses are hand-painted with exterior paint with high finish each getting two coats. Additionally all windows, doors and perches are handmade in house and attached to the birdhouse.
The base of the birdhouse can easily be removed and reinstalled by loosening the screws for easy access for installation or cleaning inside.
Two Little Birdies, where it all began. In March 2020, when the world was facing uncertainty and life as we know it, coming to a complete standstill, a small little project turned into something quite unbelievable and Two Little Birdies was born. What started as a lock down hobby has become a thriving little business.
Two Little Birdies is a small family run business making bespoke birdhouses, based in the West of Ireland in Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland. The Faherty family were born and raised between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, with the beautiful nature and landscape of Connemara on their doorstep. The Faherty family are Dad – Damien, Mum – Aisling and two daughters, Kayleigh aged 12 and Sophie aged 9. Damien is a carpenter and Aisling works in the health sector.
The start of Two Little Birdies was very accidental and came very unexpectantly in March 2020. Damien has been a carpenter for many years and his company was temporarily closed during lockdown. As he was at home with both our girls’ he came up with the idea to make a bird house for each of girls with timber that was left over from a fence that he made for the garden. He designed and manufactured a house for each of the girls and they hand painted each house.
From there our little project has grown. Each bird house is individually crafted by Damien and hand painted by all the family. The window and door features on each of the bird houses are handmade and carefully added to each house. Kayleigh is a talented artist and is especially good at painting the flower detail on each house. Sophie has an eye for detail and oversees windows and doors. Each design of bird house has its own unique name. Our first two designs are named after each of the girls. Our next two design’s Derry house is named after the girl’s grandmothers house in Derry, Maam, Co Galway and Power’s House is named after our favourite local restaurant in Oughterard that we love to go to as a family.
We source all products used in the manufacturing process from local suppliers. The timber that is used in each bird house is purchased from a timber factory in Clonbur near the shores of Lough Mask. The timber used is pressure treat and is suitable for all weather conditions and especially suitable for our Irish weather. The paint used is also purchased locally as we like to do our bit to help our local community. Paint used is exterior paint that is suitable for timber. We also try to recycle and reuse as much of our packaging as possible, to do our bit for the environment.
Back in March when our family and friends saw our bird houses, they all wanted ones for their gardens and encouraged us to put pictures of each of the bird houses on social media. The interest and demand from our first post were quite unbelievable. We spent the following weeks in our shed day and night to get orders made. From that point we have not looked back. We developed separate social media platforms for the bird houses and our following has grown both nationwide and worldwide. One of our bird houses is nearly in every county in Ireland and we have also had orders coming from many countries including the UK, Australia and Lithuania
People have ordered our bird houses as baby presents, wedding presents, housewarming gifts and of course birthday presents. As well as the four products we sell online we had requests to personalise some bird houses and requests for GAA county and club colours. Our bird houses add a splash of colour to any garden big or small. While we have had a steady influx of orders since March, Christmas 2020 was a time as a family we will never forget. The number of orders we received still overwhelms us to this day. We are very proud of what we, a small family from the West of Ireland have achieved and we can continue to prosper. This project has brought our family closer to nature and closer together. We hope the love we put into making them extends to many a garden patch and feathered friends.
Handmade Pink Bird House measurements: 22 × 15 × 25.5 cm
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