Embellish a Vanity Chair With Feathers

Turn up the volume and add some glam to your boudoir by adding feathers to the back of an old vanity chair.
Frilly French Country Chair & Black Vanity Table

Frilly French Country Chair & Black Vanity Table

A distressed chair with a feathery backside is paired with a traditional black and gold vanity table. Both feminine and French country in style, contrast with the geometric Greek key tile floors.

By: Maureen Stevens

Materials Needed:

  • chair
  • feather strips
  • measuring tape
  • needle and thread
  • muslin fabric
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and hot glue

Measure Chair

Measure the length and width of the chair back.

Measuring a Chair Back to Make a Vanity Chair with Feathers

Measuring a Chair Back to Make a Vanity Chair with Feathers

Step 1 in embellishing a vanity chair with feathers is to measure the length and width of the chair back with a tape measure. These measurements are used to draw a shape on muslin fabric.

Photo by: Maureen Stevens

Maureen Stevens

Cut Feathers

Cut feather strips to desired length. Make several strips, enough to cover the height and width of the chair back.

Cut Out Chair Shape

Using a pencil, draw the shape of the chair back onto muslin fabric. Cut out chair shape.

Sew Feather Strips

Sew lengths of feathers to fabric shape starting from the top to the bottom.

Glue Fabric to Chair

Using glue gun, hot glue the top and bottom of the chair shape onto the chair back, ensuring it's fully covered.

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