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deborahdg wrote:
Are the upholstery nails glued on or hammered in? - How did you get it so straight and evenly spaced? Looks great
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Hi,
The nails are hammered in and for the pattern I used a template made from paper. I calculated how many nails that would fit along one line and draw a dot where I wanted the nail to be. I needed substantial prep work but it's all worth it :)
October 21, 2012 at 12:07pm     
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Thanks I love the look but I am sure I would ruin my cabinets trying to do it
October 21, 2012 at 7:03pm     
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EW: When did your obsession with upholstery nails begin? TS: It began when I saw a nailhead cabinet online. It was a designer piece with a price tag to match. I really wanted this cabinet, but overpriced furniture really annoys me so I decided to make my own. It is almost identical to the one I saw and it cost almost nothing. I took an IKEA cabinet and hammered away. It actually is one of my favorite pieces today.
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With an IKEA cabinet, some upholstery nails and a hammer, she was able to make a piece that's almost identical to the one she fell in love with, but at a fraction of the cost. Doesn't it look incredible? See more of artist Tina Sindahl ingenious creative ideas in her Houzz Tour.
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The Ikea hack. This cabinet is tricked out with upholstery nails. It looks like a Hollywood regency designer piece.
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