Martha Stewart Living: Decorative Nails for a Modern Look

Martha Stewart Living: Decorative Nails for a Modern Look

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 23, 2007

A hammer and some nails are all you need to try out one of Martha's suggestions in this month's Martha Stewart Living.

Well technically, they should be brass upholstery nails and a nylon-tipped hammer. But still, this project looks doable.

We love the idea of taking an eighteenth century method of "close-nailing" that was used on sofas and chairs and revising it for today's modern design.

You can use the nails to spell out initials, birth dates, or take Martha's suggestion and personalize your child's dresser with motifs to help them remember what belongs in each drawer. In her example, T-shirts go in the sun drawer and sweaters in the snowflake drawer. We might stick to clean shapes like circles or squares. You'll find the complete how-to instructions on the magazine's website. Happy hammering!

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