How to design your very own peacock chair

There are times when you just get tired of seeing the old furniture in the house. It can be quite frustrating. However, if you can think out of the box then you can give a new look to an old chair as well.  Have you even though about having a peacock chair. It does sound interesting doesn’t it? The good news is that you can easily design a peacock chair easily at home without making in a lot of effort. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps and the job is done for you so here are the steps.

 Materials you will require

You will need the following materials for the job.

  • Rattan chair
  • Metallic spray print
  • Pieces of Cardboard
  • Yarn needle
  • Yarn
  • Pom Pom maker
  • scissors

Steps to follow

You need to follow the below mentioned steps for your success

Step 1: First of all repair the damage that has been done to the chair. For example, if the chair lacks stability then you will have to put in some effort in reinforcing some sections of the chair where the arm rests meet the body for stabilizing the chair. You can make use of medium weight wires for wrapping areas that have been damaged.

Step 2: Make sure that you remove the dirt from the chair.

Step 3:  Now when you want to spray paint the chair then you do want to contain the paint. The best approach will be to have a cardboard booth and you can spray your chair inside the booth. You should spray paint with a golden color. Initially there should be some dusting of the chair only with the paint. This will be quite helpful in creating the basic layer and then you can have additional layers of spray paint over the initial base layer.


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If the chair has already got some paint on it then the best approach is to sand the chair first and apply a coat of primer on the chair.

Step 4: Now it is time to put the yarn to use. You can choose different colors because you need to give this peacock look to the chair. You first need to choose those areas of the chair that you wish to focus on. Next you need to start weaving the yarn in and out of the rattan. You should weave the yarn keeping the shape and design of your chair into consideration.

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Step 5: You may want to add pom pom to your chair. Well it will also not be a tough job. Here is how you will design the pom pom for your chair. You need to start off by opening one side of the pom pom maker. The two pieces need to be wrapped with the yarn. The secret to making perfect pom pom is to make use of  a lot of yarn. Once you have wrapped the yarn close that side of the pom pom maker

Repeat the same process on the other side as well. After wrapping the yarn close the other side as well. You need to cut the yarn all the way around. What you actually need to do is follow the groove in the middle. However, if you have used plenty of yarn then you can consider cutting in layers.

When the cutting process is complete then it is essential to slide an 18 or 24 inch piece in the center groove. Now start pulling tight and make a double knot. Start grabbing the pom pom maker white part on either of the sides. Start pulling apart for revealing the finished pom pom.

The final step is to trim the shape of the pom pom. You can try making a loop with long strings for hanging the pom pom. The final step can be hanging your pom pom with the chair. Yes, your newly transformed chair is ready to use.


Try out this interesting and unique way to transform your rattan chair. This is truly the best way to put an old rattan chair to use. Plus you can manage this entire process very much within your budget so just give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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