I know, I know. Just call me the queen of unfinished projects.
I posted about planning the headboard. Posted teaser pictures on facebook and instagram. And then I stopped. I’ve reached a sort of impasse. I’m not sure where to go with this, and I’m hoping you can help.
I am loving the look of the headboard, but once I added the nailhead trim, I felt like my heart sank a little. I don’t know if I’m a huge fan or not. I love nailhead trim, I love tufting, but together? In this headboard? I’m not so sure of myself.
I think part of the problem is that I’m trying to use nailhead trim instead of individual nailheads. When nailing them through a few layers of padding, it creates a wavy look. Also, I didn’t measure anything to make sure I was going in a straight line. I know, bad. I got lazy. But as a result, the nailhead trim kinda accentuates the fact that this thing is not perfect. And I can’t stop seeing that when I look at it!
And when I look at this picture, I swoon all over again.
So what do you think I should do?
Rip out the nailhead trim, measure and start again?
Go with a single layer?
Or scrap it all together and continue the tufting out to the edges?
would love to see your measurements and pattern. Nice job!!! Good for you!
Hi Ann Marie
What did you end up with?
I've just finished with my headboard. The board together with the foam is about 2 inch. i really want to add the nailhead trim but my concern is that it will look stupid or it is difficult to add them on due to the foam and board is to thick. Any suggestions?
Shannon from Denmark 🙂
Ann Marie Heasley
I actually finished it and still haven't written a post! I took off the nailhead and it looks SO much better. If you do decide to go the nailhead route, buy individual ones and mark a line to follow. It will take more work but my trim looked so crooked and weird. Every four or five was a real nail and those looked good! But the three or four fake ones between them looked odd with the thick padding.
I have pictures I recently posted on Instagram if you are over there, I'm @whbsblog. If you're not, reply and I'll email you some pictures. 1.5 years later it still looks great! (just not posted, haha)
Ok i will go for your suggestion and buy the individual ones. But do you think I should place them next to eachother or should I leave some space? But do you think the nail trim will go through my 2 inch board?
I will look for you and follow you on instragram 🙂
Sharon @ Parents of a Dozen
I would say to have only one row, because I think that would be the easiest and I like it better that the two rows. It seems like it would be so much more work to continue the tufting. It is a little wavy but not as bad as you make it sound. I think it would be easier to straighten out the little bit of waves.
Can I borrow your mom for some projects? She's got some good ideas!
I agree with Erin... if the fabric is okay - then I would take out the nailhead trim. I swooned over your tufted only photo - it is LOVELY! As my kiddos would say (and I don't know WHERE they got it from - haha) KISS it... keep it simple, silly. All in all, it is your bed and you will find a way to make it perfect for you. Good luck!
I LOVE the double nailhead look! When you posted the pics on instagram I nearly peed myself I was so excited about it. I get what you're saying about it not being quite "perfect." Would it be possible to do the one layer of nailhead trim around the perimeter and then do the second, inner one using a specific distance from the first? That way it would be uniform. I think any of the options will still be great but my vote is for what you originally planned - just cleaned up a little 🙂
ok, I think your beating yourself up, the only ppl who should see it up close is you and doug......everyone else will see it from the door.....with that said, I do like it with out the nail heads, or if you want just single, BUT two things struck me, too much stuffing which makes it harder to nail trim it. And if you stapled it first the nails would not have that up and down thing going on.....so that might help daddy has this cool stable gun that is super heavy duty....which might help get it in straight. Also they sell this disappearing ink pen in fabric stores that help when placing something (I use it when I make button holes)it stays on for 48 hours, very cool.
If it doesn't harm the fabric, I would just take off all the nailhead trim and continue the tufting. The part on the right looks really good. I wouldn't try to force it just for the sake of using nailheads. Or maybe put them around the perimeter of the frame where it's not padded? Just a thought if you really wanted to incorporate them.