Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nail Head Trim

I'm in love with the look of nail head trim on upholstered pieces.


I like it when it outlines the piece.


Via


Ahh, velvet covered.


Via


Or leather on leather tape.


Via

In a double row.

Via


Creating a design.

Via


Simply using upholstery nails.

Via

With tape and two sizes of nail head.




Spaced on tape.


Via

When I started experimenting with adding nail head to my projects,
 I used the nail head that comes on a continuous roll.




Nail Head on a Roll

It was made for a beginner because there was no measuring involved and it was fast.
After working with it for a while I decided that I didn't like it.
It sliced my finger several times, the nail head didn't lay flat,
and the nails popped out after repeated use.
 I wanted to give the individual nail head trim a try.  


My source for nail head and upholstery tools is DIY Upholstery.



My favorite nail head is the 1" French Nail Head.
I use it with hem tape and space about 1-1.5 inches apart. 




I just ordered this tool from DIY Upholstery.
 It will make measuring and getting the nail heads in a straight line soooo much easier.


Nail Spacer

One bit of advice.  The prices are really great on this site but the shipping is a killer.


How do you like to use nail head trim?


Kathy


If you missed my post about recovering a chair with burlap and nail head, go here.

3 comments:

  1. great info. Kathy. You always have the best post!

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  2. I LOVE nailhead trim. Especially in a bright finish like polished chrome. Always adds a nice touch. That greek key is everything.

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  3. Lové nail heads, I use them for all kinds of projects, and try to save the vintage ones I pull out of projects.

    Inspiring here.
    See you soon

    Dore

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