ChairWhimsy

Custom Chair Design

Austin, Texas · 306 Sales

ChairWhimsy

Custom Chair Design

Austin, Texas 306 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(59)

Announcement   If you are looking to add some colorful chairs to your special space, this is the shop for you! Whether you know exactly what you want or need the help of a designer, I can advise and assist you so that we can create something unique for your space. I specialize in finding fabrics and pairing them with paint finishes to achieve a unique look full of fearless, tasteful color. Contact me today to get started designing your new space!
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2018

If you are looking to add some colorful chairs to your special space, this is the shop for you! Whether you know exactly what you want or need the help of a designer, I can advise and assist you so that we can create something unique for your space. I specialize in finding fabrics and pairing them with paint finishes to achieve a unique look full of fearless, tasteful color. Contact me today to get started designing your new space!
Subscribe to my blog at chairwhimsy.com
To see my before and afters, be sure to Like me on Facebook chairwhimsy, follow me on Instagram chairwhimsy and on Twitter @chairwhimsy

Wendy Conklin

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Wendy Conklin

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About

The Tale of Chair Whimsy

I've always had a thing for chairs and design...but I took the safe route back in college more than 20 years ago and studied to be a teacher. And while I've enjoyed the journey of being an educator, author, and trainer, I've never quite gotten over my first love.

In 2012, I enrolled in several consecutive upholstery courses as a way of taking a step towards that dream. What I discovered was that each chair presented a distinct challenge and multiple opportunities for problem solving. To me, chairs have personalities that call for certain fabrics and paint treatments. These are the elements that really make the chairs special and bring out their hidden beauty.

Chair Whimsy officially opened in December of 2012 and within a few weeks, had its first sale. I began acquiring more chairs which quickly filled the house and garage. By October of 2013, we all agreed it was time to build a shop in the large backyard. Electricity, flooring, and insulation have followed. It's great to have that space for uninterrupted creativity!

I thrive on helping my clients create that special piece to make their spaces unique. I'm happy to take the wheel and guide you or follow your lead to make your dreams realized. If you have a question on how it works, contact me.
To see my before and afters, be sure to Like me on Facebook chairwhimsy, follow me on Instagram chairwhimsy and on Twitter @wendy_conklin

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Shop members

  • Wendy Conklin

    Owner, Stylist Designer & Upholsterer

    I've always had a thing for chairs and design, but wondered how to bring these two passions together. Now, I'm living the dream up-cycling tired chairs to spruce up a variety of living spaces in my client's homes.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2017
It is my passion to provide my customers with beautiful furniture. I love helping my clients select inspiring fabrics and offering my expertise in suggesting paint techniques. Let's make a beautiful world, one chair at a time!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final unless the chair has been damaged during shipping. In those cases, a full refund for the cost of the chair plus shipping is provided to the buyer.
Payment
All payments are made up front unless another arrangement has been made with the buyer.
Shipping
All chairs will ship via Greyhound Package Express unless other arrangements have been made.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buyers are responsible for purchasing fabric. This is not a cost that is covered by Chair Whimsy. Nail heads are a $50 per chair charge.