ROUND ROCK, Texas — Armed with a pair of scissors and a stapler, Wendy Conklin turns old chairs into something new again. 

"I've always had a thing for chairs. I've always loved them and have collected them," said Conklin.

She owns a business called Chair Whimsy. Her knack for reupholstering chairs started as a hobby and later caught on with customers. 

Conklin's chairs are covered in bright, colorful fabrics with paint to match. Many of her chairs have whimsical designs.

"It's all about fabric placement, too. You want to think about where the flowers sit and how they look on the chair," said Conklin.

She's also designing 10 chairs dedicated to singer Taylor Swift. Each one represents one of Swift's albums. They'll be auctioned off this summer.

"I'm going to donate the money and help out a local food pantry. That's something that Taylor does so that's what I'm going to do with these (chairs)," she said.

Each one of Conklin's chairs takes hours to make, but she's not just selling someone a seat. She hopes the bold patterns and colors that adorn the chairs make a difference in people's lives.

"Yeah, people need chairs to sit on, but it's more than that. It's about inspiring us by our surroundings. I don't really sell chairs, I sell joy. That's the way I think about it," said Conklin.