DIY Faux Nail Head Trim

Happy Wednesday!!

Remember last week I showed you my new pillows for the living room chairs?
And I asked you if you saw any other DIY projects involving these chairs??? Do you see it yet???

I put a little faux nail head trim on them!

We bought these chairs on craigslist about 6 months ago. I've been thinking they needed a little pizzazz....something to spice them up. So I was walking through my favorite Dollar Tree one day and the silver thumb tacks caught my eye and my genius light bulb went off! Nail head trim was what they needed. Only I don't know anything about nail head trim or where to buy it....so thumb tacks it is!

How to:
Buy cheap thumb tacks from the dollar store.....I used 2 boxes
Press in with thumb to get each one started
Then lightly tap with a rubber mallet

And that's it!

Look at that sweet baby sunning in the window!!

My lines aren't perfectly straight. I had the occasional tack that bent that I had to remove with a staple puller. And my thumb was killing me so I did this a little bit at a time. But overall, I think it spiced up the chairs just enough!! I thought about doing it across that section under the cushion, but Mr. Perfect thought it would be too much.

Moral of the story......$2 {the cost of 2 packs of thumb tacks} can make a huge impact. Don't overlook dollar store finds :)


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  1. What a great idea! I love the dollar store.

  2. Holy cow! That is so cool! So they're hard to pull out, right? I'd be scared of them falling out and finding it with my foot.

  3. Really cool idea! I wonder if they make larger ones so I could make a buckled headboard or something.

  4. This looks amazing! I would have never guessed they were thumbtacks - what a great idea!!! Your chairs look so fancy - makes me want to get some new chairs, and thumbtacks of course!! :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  5. Great job!! I think it looks great!:)


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