Thursday, September 22, 2011

- Bye Bye IKEA Hello Macy's

Don't you just love Nail head trimmed furniture ????


Last year the husband and I went shopping for a sofa. I fell inlove with the blue Loveseat at Macy's called " Jaqueline Loveseat " the price was $999 and my husband didn't even like it so I had to search for another alternative :(




We ended up buying an off white loveseat at IKEA $199 ( way cheaper) and to have the blue color in the room I added some pillows and accents pieces.




Ours with darker legs
This was a year ago, but I kept on thinking about the Jacqueline Loveseat, so Yesterday I had an idea how to make this IKEA a Macys:




I bought Upholstery Nails at Home Depot (5 boxes) for $1.30 each.


This is the before:




How to apply the Nails was so easy, since I didn't have the proper tools : the mallets and needle nose pliers, I used what I had in hand : Hammer and Scissors.
I hold the Nails in place with the scissors ( instead of the needle nose pliers) and then pound them gently with the hammers ( instead of the mallets). To have an equal spacing between each nail I had to use a spoon handle ( check out the below picture)







So finally I got to say BYE BYE IKEA HELLO KITTY..hmm I mean HELLO MACY'S

You can check out here my "Bye Bye IKEA, AGAIN" post


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94 comments:

  1. Great job! The sofa looks amazing. I love nail head detail.

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  2. Good idea & the fact that it was so inexpensive is even better :) Looks great!

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  3. Great job! It's amazing that just adding those nail heads would make such a dramatic difference! Love it! BTW, hi! New to your blog and found you through MMS's Linky Party...be sure and visit my blog whenever you can and join if you'd like! www.restorationhouseinteriors.blogspot.com...Best, Kennesha

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  4. Thx alot Rachel ( finally I knew your name )
    Toni thx alot , I love the nail head alot.
    Jessica thx now I can get over that Macys loveseat.
    Kennesha thx a million I sure will check it out.

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  5. Good job, great way to save and make it yours.

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  6. Very clever and creative!!! Luv it! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. Really creative and such a neat change. I'd say 'hello' to that too! :)

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  8. Hey, You did a fantastic job! And I love that you saved money.

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  9. Amazing!! I am gearing up to recover our sofa, love the nails. i am a new follower.

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  10. This is such a simple high impact idea! i LOVE the look of nail head and you've totally changed the look of your sofa.

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  11. Your sofa looks amazing with the nail heads. Love the new look. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Bobbie

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  12. Well done you clever woman! I'm going to check my couch and see if I can use your idea. Thanks!

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  13. You did a great job! Overall, how do you like the Ikea sofa? I'm deciding between re-covering or buying new Ikea. Following from The Shabby Nest.

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  14. I love it! I have a thing for nailheads, too... Great little transformation/ IKEA hack.

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  15. great idea! looks fantastic.
    it's always in the little details!
    cheryl xox.

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  16. Oh man, I have this sofa and I've been thinking about how boring it looks for a few months now. I am going to try and copy your brillant idea, it just looks soooo much better! Thank you for sharing and the inspiration! I will keep you posted.

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  17. I LOVE what you did! We are actually about to buy an IKEA couch next week, this may have to happen! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kelli @ www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  18. I think it looks great! I love those curtains behind it.. Where did you get them from?

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  19. I think the nailhead trim really did completely change the look of the sofa! And I love those curtains

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  20. You are a genius! great job! I like your version better! Just look at it this way, because you spent so much less on your sofa, you now get to spend a whole lot more on accessories! (my favorite part!)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com

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  21. LOVE the upholstery tacks/ nails. my bf and I just bought a sofa from Pier 1 (major sale wee!) and we fell in love with it because of the nails! Yours looks great for less!

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  22. Wow! What a great idea! It looks beautiful!

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  23. I say you were very successful! Great idea and great job too.

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  24. Great job, your spacing looks perfect.

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  25. Love the look of this sofa with the nailheads...so classically elegant...great job!

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  26. The updo on you new sofa is very creative.

    Thank you for joining Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you.

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  27. I love your customization! Good look!

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  28. You certainly did achieve the look. You owe yourself one for sure. Looks great
    Happy Fall
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  29. Very creative and it looks wonderful! You achieved the look without spending a lot of money. I am so glad you linked your project to the Open House Party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  30. Love it! So creative! My readers would love to see what you have been up to every week at my Monday Linky Party! Love your new follower! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  31. this turned out awesome! love your 'make it work' tools, especially using the spoon to space. i just added some nailhead trim to an ikea piece too - a tv console table. (http://youresomartha.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/tv-console-table-refreshed-ahhh/)

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  32. Adding the nail head trim really changed the look! Love it!

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  33. The nail heads really was a smart way to achieve the look you wanted!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

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  34. Definitely so! Love the nailhead look and the added pillow. Too bad he didn't like the Macy's one though...

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  35. What an awesome idea! It looks great.

    I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  36. Wow! That looks awesome. My IKEA couch is a little bigger, but the same version as yours. You did a great job. Who would have thought!

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  37. I am so jealous!!! Love, love, love what you did with it! Yes, you most definitely achieved the look for less. Maybe once I clean my couch, I'll try it out!

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  38. Turned out very cool! I love this idea - I only wish I had a sofa that this would work well with.

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  39. Looks great and gives me a great idea! I love the blue sofa as well :)

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  40. I love it!! And what a great idea to use a spoon for spacing!! It looks so glam now! Nice work! xoxo

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  41. I love what you did with this IKEA couch. IKEA has such great prices for their furniture, but that is one thing I am always disapointed in is the plainness of it! :-)

    My husband and I just put together some outdoor patio furniture. He built the couch and chair and I sewed cushions! You can see it here! It's so fun to have your own creations as such a big part of your house!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/01/inspired-by-yellow-gray.html

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  42. You did an awesome job! I'm a new follower, please drop by when you have a chance.

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  43. It looks fabulous.. applause on getting what you wanted on a budget and doing it YOUR WAY~!

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  44. Fabo you ikea hacker!! Nailhead trim makes all the difference in the world! Love your drapes too!

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  45. Awesome project! They have a nail head trim tool but I can not find one anywhere!:(

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  46. You did a great job. It's hard to get the nailheads even but you pulled it off and it looks great.

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  47. I came over from DIY Show Off and I must say that I like your version better!!

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  48. Gorgeous! The entire room looks so welcoming! Great job!

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  49. Very Creative, I am visiting from DIY also. Love your blog.
    dolly

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  50. Amazing! It looks fantastic with the nail head trim!

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  51. Nice! Love the savings and the beautiful impact! Consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-7.html

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  52. That is so smart! You've got some great taste.

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  53. I looooooooooooove your limitless art!!!! Amaizing !!!

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  54. Love your ideas! You go girl!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  55. Beautiful and creative! You made it look super easy! I'd like to make an upholstered headboard with the nailheads. I'll have to remember the spacing trick so that they stay even. Stopping by from A Bowl Full of Lemons. Cheers!

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  56. Love it! :)

    Visiting from: toddlindsey.com

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  57. Lovely! I would have never thought to do that (and I don't think I would have been brave enough, either!). It looks fantastic!

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  58. Awesome alternative! It looks great. I LOVE adding more character to Ikea's pieces.

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  59. Oh you are one smart cookie!!!! What a GREAT idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Project Queen's party last week!!!!

    Mandy

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  60. Über stylish hack! I'm beginning to love nail head trim more and more.

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  61. you are awesome!!!! Why haven't I thought of that? Pretty sure I need to do this to our tan couch! ummm yeah..... and you're so like me - scissors and a hammer - using what you got! you go, girl.

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  62. You are inspiring - you've got me looking at my sofa in a completely different way!

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  63. What a super fun way to dress up your couch!! It really does change the look of it!!!! Hhhhmmm maybe that's all mine needs too!

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  64. Very clever! You did a great job.

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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  65. I love this idea. What a great way to add some glam for so little. It looks anazing.
    Ruth

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  66. That is a great idea! Never would have thought of that!
    Thanks for linking up to the party this week - please come back again soon!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  67. Where there's a will there's a way! Very innovative... and the couch looks like a million bucks...makes sense, I guess, since you have champagne taste!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  68. Amazing! I might have to do this to my couch. Awesome.

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  69. Wow, really cute. Which IKEA loveseat is that? I could really use a loveseat for my homes living room.

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  70. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign's Swing into Spring party.

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  71. Looks great! I plan on doing that to my new sofa that should be arriving any day!

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  72. The nail head trim looks really high end and elegant. You did a fantastic job.

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  73. So so smart! It looks great! Thanks for linking it up!

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  75. Congratulations! You're featured today! Thanks for linking up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/05/features_17.html

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  76. That makes a great improvement - nice idea! Thanks for sharing and linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  77. great idea! i actually own the love seat and couch from macys :) sitting on it as a type! hehe

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