I heart nailhead trim! It’s jewelry for your furniture. And, who doesn’t love jewelry? Seriously, I have to use restraint when applying nailhead trim. Otherwise, it would be on everything. If I could find a way to put it on Ashton, he would be sporting nail head trim right now! Perhaps I should add a little trim to one of his visors…Nailhead trim creates a very finished look. When I am buying furniture, if it’s an option, I have it included. Recently, when I bought my very neutral sofa, I had it included because it completely changed the look. It almost gives a masculine feel to something curvy. I love the contrast!
Earlier this year, I used nail head trim on a cheap, plain vanity stool that I purchased from Target. The nail head trim made it look more finished!
When my living room chairs began to look a little frayed, I knew that a little nail head trim would be the perfect fix! Later, you will see why these chairs were frayed at this one seam. Before I began, I cut off all of the stray threads.
I found the nail head trim at Walmart.com. The trim came in a variety of different finishes. I opted for the antique gold. It was less expensive than buying it at a fabric store. Before I began, I assembled the needed equipment. Remind me that I must invest in a smaller hammer! The fingertips that were smashed in the process will thank me for it.
When applying the trim, it’s better to pick an inconspicuous starting point. I chose the bottom of the chair. Unless anyone is lying on my floor, the starting and finishing point won’t be obvious. Hopefully, no one will be lying on the floor behind the chair! The most fantastic thing about this trim is that it is connected. Every so often, there is a hole in one of the nail heads. Just place a nail in the hole and hammer. Really, it’s that easy. And, watch those fingers!
I worked my way around the chair, bending the trim as needed to go around the corners. At the end, where it connected, I trimmed it off to fit. It rarely fits together exactly. Remember to start in a place that won’t be so obvious!
As you can see, I had a special helper the entire time I worked. This special helper is the very reason I needed the trim in the first place, as he caused my chair to fray. He is going to have much fun in the future trying to remove it with his teeth. Smokey always causes extra work for Mom!
The nail head trim took about fifteen minutes to apply. The cost was less than thirteen dollars. The five yards on the roll was enough to do two chairs. Hopefully, it extended the life of my chairs until I can have them recovered.
Now that the chairs are done, I can mark that off of my ever growing to-do list.
What types of house projects are on your agenda for summer?