Friday

Hitting the Nail on the Head

I may have developed a slight addiction to the nailhead trim I used for my dining room table.  I just love it.  It's SO easy to use and about a million times faster than nailing each nailhead down individually.  I purchased this trim from this ebay seller again only this time I chose the french natural finish.  It looks much less shiny and gold in real life than it does on the ebay listing which was good because that's what I wanted.  I just love how quickly it can dazzle up a piece.  I also love the juxtaposition of an old wooden door with chippy paint and some classy nailheads.  I think it keeps it from looking too rustic.

So, what did I do with these nailheads?  I turned an old door that I found on the side of the rood into a desk/table.  I sanded it down to reveal layers of old paint and to get a smooth finish.  Next, I went over the whole thing with a dark stain to bring out the color of the wood and to make the finishes blend better.  It definitely helped.  Then, I went over the whole thing with some glossy polyurethane to seal the deal.



and there you have it....I attached the door to some sawhorses to keep with that industrial chic kind of look.  It would be even better with a glass top to protect it and even out the surface, but glass is expensive so I'm going to leave it as is for now...


and here it is in our booth, the lighting isn't as good in these pictures (really yellow for some reason) but it gives you an idea...the above two are more accurate as far as the color goes...




This would even make an awesome headboard...now my wheels are turning, I do have another one of these in the garage...hmmm.... :)

6 comments:

jandjhome said...

What a great idea and those nailheads look amazing. So creative.

Jenny said...

I can see why the nailhead trim is addicting. You've had such great results with it - loving this project as well!

Okie Chic said...

So pretty love the nailhead. I made a desk just like this for my daughters college bedroom. I used plexi glass instead of real glass saved me tons of money.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! Okie Chic, where did you purchase your plexiglass from? I asked the glass shop and they told me plexiglass was actually more expensive than regular glass which I thought was odd.

SHERRY HART said...

GREAT looking door! Love the nail head trim. I thought plexiglass was more expensive also. What if you only got the glass big enough for the first 3 panels. That is a big enough area for the working part where you might need to write. Might save a few bucks.

Sarah Ann said...

I just found your blog and I am in LOVE with your design style. Your desk and dining table are beautiful and so inspiring!

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