You know how bacon makes everything better?
Nail head trim is the same way. It instantly elevates a piece of furniture from ordinary to ooh la la!
I gave a little preview of our new coffee table a couple weeks ago- I finally got the rest of the nail heads I needed to finish the project!
The table started out humbly enough but I was excited about the possibilities. I picked this up from a thrift shop and it looked like this:
It looked very homemade.
I love items like this- imperfections, character.
A fresh coat of white paint instantly transformed it. Once again, I used Home Depot's Ultra in Spice Delight- the same as our new master bedroom cabinet.
A little bit of embellishment was needed. But I also wanted something with a touch of masculinity for my husband's sake!
It was pretty fun adding this to the table. Using my dressmaker's tape for flexibility around the curve, I measured and marked where I wanted the nails- every 3/4".
I found that it was easier to use my needle nose pliers to start- I had less trouble with the nails getting hammered in wonky and wasting them. Plus, no hammered fingers! :)
It took about 7 boxes of nails to complete the project. I never could get the rest from the fabric store. You know who had plenty? True Value hardware store!
With the new table I also changed the setting I had on top- this tray was buried in the house wares at Goodwill. I liked the patina, and when I flipped it over to see if it was silver, this is what I saw:
At check out it was also marked down 50 % off!
Total I paid? $2.50.
Can't beat that!!
Here's a final look at the before and after:
We are loving the new look!