– Bye Bye IKEA Hello Macy’s

Don’t you just love Nailhead trimmed furniture ????


Last year the husband and I went shopping for a sofa. I fell in love with the blue Loveseat at Macy’s called ” Jaqueline Loveseat ” especially the nail head trim but my husband didn’t like it at all, so I had to search for another alternative 🙁



We ended up buying an off-white loveseat at IKEA, and I added some blue throw pillows and accents pieces to have this hint of blue in the room. 


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 thoughts on “– Bye Bye IKEA Hello Macy’s

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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