Hi, I’m Rhonda
Welcome to The Whimsical Chair! I’m your guide to a world of whimsical furniture and creative craftsmanship. There’s much to see here, from our custom upholstery to engaging upholstery classes workshops. Take your time exploring and learning all about The Whimsical Chair. Whether you’re seeking custom upholstery services, unique furniture designs, or immersive workshops, I’m delighted to have you join us. Don’t forget to follow me on social media to stay updated on our latest creations and events. Let’s work together to bring your whimsical visions to life!
My Upholstery Background
I am so fascinated with beautiful fabrics and I have always loved colorful textiles in furniture and clothing. When I was a young girl my grandmother and mother taught me their passion for sewing and creating with beautiful fabrics. That inspiration from my childhood has grown over the years. I received my degree in fashion merchandising. I worked in retail sales and display for many years. Upholstery is my second career and I love this journey. I am inspired by the clients that trust me with their treasures!
My Upholstery Journey
My love of sewing and fabrics sparked my interest in upholstery in 2009. I found an upholstery class through our extension office in Wichita Kansas. My first project was a wingback chair and I was hooked. I worked on several pieces for our own home. It was wonderful to be able to restore and refurbish antique and vintage chairs. We moved to Colorado and I continued to learn with upholstery education online. I had friends asking if I would do chairs and settees for their homes. This was the start of The Whimsical Chair.
My Upholstery Vision
It is wonderful to help clients give new life to their family heirlooms. I take great pride in restoring a piece of furniture that has a story and is sentimental in your home. Antique and vintage furniture is made to last and is reupholstered. I enjoy the creative process of designing a chair to be the conversation piece in your home. Each chair will be unique and one of a kind. Thank you for trusting me with your treasured pieces. The biggest compliment I get is referrals from past clients.
The Sew More Podcast &
Kim’s Custom Upholstery Interviews
I have been so honoured and humbled to be asked to be interviewed by these two amazing women. If you would like to discuss a possible collaboration I would love to hear from you!
My Upholstery Village
Over the years I have met so many amazing creators and especially upholstery people.
Below are just a handful of the amazing people I have met working and creating amazing pieces.