Inspired by Nailhead Trim
July 6, 2009
Nailheads are popping up everywhere, and they’re back in a big way. Nailheads are no longer just for dark leather sofas in club rooms filled with cigar smoke. Here are a few gorgeous objects out there that feature this fabulous finish.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s chair, House and Garden, 2006
Antique French Damask Screen, 1st Dibs
End Table, PJ Designs
I’ve done so many projects with nail head trim, and been delighted with all of them. Remember this fabric covered headboard? How about this chair, this chair, and then this chair? Don’t forget my memo boards decorated with upholstery tacks. I’ve even used them to decorate candles. As you can see, I am addicted to nail head trim ! Once you begin, it’s really hard to stop.
Here’s a picture of my own DIY headboard in my master bedroom.
Nail head trim doesn’t just have to be antique brass. It is now available in many colors, like silver, chocolate brown, and even with patterned designs. It is available at most larger home improvement stores and costs about a buck a box. You can also buy nail head trim in endless styles online, or basic versions at stores like Joann’s Fabrics.
Here are some inexpensive ideas. Imagine adding silver nail heads to a mirror with a painted frame, or even a simple picture frame. What about a trunk, or a wooden box, perhaps with a single letter monogram? You could simply add this trim to any existing piece of furniture in your home, maybe your ottoman or a bench. The possibilities are endless !