Nail Head Trim That Will Change Your Life!
It’s no secret that I think nail head trim is the best thing to happen to furniture since spraypaint. Almost anything in your home can be made better by attaching a little nail head trim!
But I’m telling you, putting nailhead trim onto a piece of furniture can actually be hard to do. (Here’s an embarrassing example: hammering nail head trim onto a plain bench in this DIY YouTube video I did last fall. What you DON’T see are the nailheads flying out of my hands every other time I hammered!).
So imagine my excitement when I finally discovered “flat backed nailheads“. There are no nails at all. Just a flat back that you GLUE onto basically anything.
I decided to take these pretty blue shelves from Home Decorators and just perk them up a bit.
I used “gorilla glue” which is basically super glue (it worked great).
And I simply centered each nailhead using a ruler.
The nailheads are flat on the back because they’re filled with a hardened glue – so you could actually affix them to fabric by melting the glue (you hold a hot iron over the nailhead- I don’t know the details but there are instructions). Can you say upholstered headboard??
I did this whole shelf while watching a movie. It was actually so relaxing and I felt so accomplished. (Another crazy Friday night!!).
The end result is a more glamorous (and interesting) shelf.
Here are some other things I think I’m going to nailhead around my house….the outer edge of a writing desk in the corner, a set of picture frames (I’m going to nailhead just the corners), the outside of a lampshade, the frame of a mirror. The options are endless.
Any creative nailhead ideas for your own home?