Before & After: Janell Nails a New Style on a Plain Chair

Before & After: Janell Nails a New Style on a Plain Chair

Jason Loper
Aug 31, 2011

There's no denying that this is a delightful chair as-is. With its classic straight lines and neutral fabric, the chair is a great piece that already looks incredible in Janell's home office. Still, it couldn't hurt to add one more little touch…

Nail head trim is an inexpensive (albeit a bit tedious) way to dress up plain furniture, whether old or new. In Janell's case, she wanted to give a new chair a little extra pizzazz but this could just as easily be done on a piece that you're tiring of. In fact, you can add this to Abby's 5 Way to Change Your Couch Without Reupholstering It post from earlier today!

Janell has a great little tutorial over on her blog — Isabella & Max Rooms — for attaching nail head trim to furniture. The most potentially complicated part is making sure to get the nails in at an equal distance but that can be easily arranged by using a measuring tape as your guide. You'll also want to make sure you insert the nails where there's frame and not just cushion, of course.

Check out the full post, along with the handy tutorial, on Janell's blog &mdashh; Isabella & Max Rooms: Adding Nail Head Trim to Upholstered Furniture.

Images: Janell via Isabella & Max Rooms

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