May 012013

teen room chair with nailheadsNailheads on furniture is nothing new. Actually it is quite an old style technique from the 1500’s. So when your teen wants to attach decorative brass nails to their furniture because “nailheads are hot!”, just smile and watch history repeat itself.

It was during the Renaissance period that brass nails were used to attach fabric or leather to a wood frame, outlining the design. Now it is often applied to arms and backs of upholstered pieces.

Furniture with nailheads applied easily transitions from teen room to guest room after your teen heads to college so it is a win-win situation…..teens get a “hot” item in their room and you get a classic design down the road.

Teen room furniture should reflect their personality, who they are or who they want to become. Hmmm….just maybe you have a Renaissance teen in the house!

classic upholstered headboard with nailheads

Two classics in one room….nailhead upholstered headboard and teddy bear. Teen room for sure.

teen room upholstered headboard with nailheads

A little more informal design with headboard style and fabric selected but just as “hot” with the nailheads applied. Bet your beach lovin’ teen would want the shell-studded nightstand too.

bench with nailhead design

A little less embellished but still sophisticated style, even with gingham checked fabric on a bench…..perfect for a teen girl’s room

parsons table fabric covered with nailheads

Who says nailheads are for teen girls only! Nailheads make quick work of recovering an old parsons table. Notice the nails are added to the trunk below too.

See another idea HERE for a really sharp teen boy’s bed and HERE for using nailheads to apply fabric to walls. See, your teen is right……nailheads are hot!


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