The Barn Owl Primitives Creative Studio Tour


I am so excited to share something with y’all that I’ve been itching to share for a long time–the Barn Owl Primitives studio tour!  Kristi, the founder of BOP, is a gal to be admired. And for me, her studio is a physical representation of all her awesomeness and creativity.

We’ve been friends for a long time now and I’ve watched in awe as she turned a “side job” into a full fledged business and brand.  Some of you may already know that the entire business is run from their house–how cool is that?!  I asked Kristi about this…about her decision to expand her creative space within their home–and what she had to say reminded me that WE CAN make our dreams a reality:

I started BOP five years ago when my husband was working for an internet start up and he was rarely home.  Our kids were 2 and 4 at the time and I turned to this creative outlet to help me survive.  I soon outgrew the kitchen table.  And over the next few years I took over the dining room, living room and garage. In May of this year, my husband resigned his executive position with LivingSocial and joined me on this creative adventure.  Our goal has been to create more balance for our family.  We wanted to keep our studio at home with our kids while maximizing our time at work.  We also renovated our garage and created a more functional workshop that can grow with our company. -Kristi

You may have seen Kristi’s designs in places like Target and Home Goods and on the walls in the homes of your favorite bloggers–and of course, in her always popular Etsy shop.  Some exciting news: Along with the expansion of their studio space and brand re-launch, Barn Owl Primitives has also just launched their very own website/shop and blog!  It’s awesome because we get a closer, more personal look into the brand and product line on this new site–in addition to more special offers and promotions.

You can visit her new site here.
And read the awesome story of BOP in their very first blog post here.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of my favorite things ever is to see the people I love succeed and grow.  This new BOP video brings happy tears to my eyes.  You’re an inspiration to me, Kristi!

Barn Owl Primitives Promo from Marc Hemsworth on Vimeo.


And now, we reveal the Barn Owl Primitives workshop (you’re gonna want to pin this):

Over the years, BOP has never compromised the quality of their craftsmanship.  The process that goes into the design and execution of each sign so intricate and every single piece is completely unique.  Get a load of this operation:
140816_BOP_6676Fun and inspiring, right!
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    December 6, 2014 at 3:04 am

    this is AMAZING!! Kristi is such an inspiration and such a beautiful person inside and out!

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    December 6, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Such a great success story.

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    December 6, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Such a great woman and shop! I just bought my first sign about a month ago. 🙂
    That last photo is awesome!

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    December 6, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Yay! Great feature, Ashley. I’m regularly inspired by Kristi (as well as her studio). To boot, she’s an amazing person; one of the most kind and humble in the business. She deserves everything that has come–and will continue to come–her way. (…plus, we must not forget, she is the reason for our friendship too.) 🙂 XO’s to you both.

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      Kristi Quill
      December 6, 2014 at 4:36 am

      thanks so much Cheryl! love your he{art}…and your ‘gut’s!! xoxo

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    December 6, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I have never met Kristi in real life, but I swear I love her as if I did. She’s so amazing and I am so proud of her. She truly is a one-of-a-kind. Big heart with a Big passion.

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    Julie Tholen
    December 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    You are a true inspiration to others who only dream to be as successful as you! I am hoping to one day live my dream successfully! I’m only beginning.keep on crafting and creating beauty! Julie tholen of newly beginning craftinglikecrazy! thanks for giving me hope!! xoxo

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    December 7, 2014 at 12:36 am

    someday i will have one (hopefully like, ten) of her pieces in my home.. 🙂

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    ashley o
    December 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    How lovely!! This is so inspiring and encouraging. I have long dreamt of starting my business endeavor and have seen more and more families doing so for the goal we all seem to relate to and that is a more balanced family, more family time, etc. My husband too works long hours and I stay home with our 4 children, and thank God I have a creative side or 2. I absolutely love so many people working at their goals and achieving their dreams, it is just continuing to give me that “push” I need. Im heading over to her blog now! Great read, great inspiration! xx ~Ashley

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    Kristin @ The Gold Project
    December 18, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Loved the video! And, thank you for sharing the entire view of Kristi’s studio. I have many of her products in my home and hope to add many more. I love them all and her!!! 😉

    Her signs are more than signs. They are inspiration, motivation, and hope!

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