Hap&Stance Creative Studio

Knoxville, Tennessee · 48 Sales


Hap&Stance Creative Studio

Knoxville, Tennessee 48 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Anonymous on Apr 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Mar 19, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Feb 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication. Very easy to work with. Does great work.

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Turning ordinary wood into extraordinary art.

I started this shop in 2012 after I had created more wall decor than my own home could handle. I am an analyst by trade who needs a creative outlet when I get home from my day job. Since my husband is a carpenter, he is consistently bringing home 'scrap' pieces of wood that would ordinarily be tossed in the trash. I had a hard time watching good trees go to waste, so I set out to make something out of them.

I use a variety of methods to turn these scraps into art. My primary tool is a woodburning pen. I make every piece by hand, completely freehand, so every piece is one-of-a-kind. My use of stain and paint brings uniqueness to the woodburning niche.

Some background on the name:
Happenstance is one of my favorite words. I think the literal definition is something like “a chance occurrence,” but to me I think the word sums up a lot of who I am (the planner and the artist). To me, “happenstance” is the combination of luck and circumstance. Of spontaneity and preparation. Of "hap" and "stance." And I think these two seemingly opposite traits come together in the art that I create.


Shop members

  • Stef Shamblin


    I'm Stef, the owner and creator behind hap&stance. I live in Knoxville, TN with my carpenter husband Ben and my dog pal Baxter.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2012
Welcome to the Hap&Stance shop! I specialize in creating quality handmade wooden artwork that will be treasured in your home for years to come. Have a look around, and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

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I accept payments from PayPal.
All items will ship within 48 hours of receipt of payment (unless otherwise specified or agreed upon).
Please allow 5-7 business days for shipping.
If your location is not listed as a "ship to" destination, please message me to work out a shipping plan.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please send me a message to discuss a refund or exchange.
Note: all shipping costs are non-refundable.
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Don't see the exact item you're looking for? Interested in commissioning a custom piece? Send me a message!