Thursday, March 18, 2010

Home Office Redesign Updates

Look at what was just unloaded into my garage. The newly lead free cabinet, which will soon be put back into the Home Office Redesign. I can't believe how great it looks. Even the hardware has been stripped of old paint.


Seeing it in this state I know my decision to have the professionals strip it of lead paint was the right one. I can now bring it into the home knowing it is safe, while a bit of family history has been preserved. A big thanks to the guys at Houck's!


Now I need to decide how to finish the job...stain, paint or attempt to recreate the worn patina?

While I think about that decision, let me show you the completed chair for this room. See the start of the project here. Nailhead trim has been applied, running up the outer lines of the Atwood wingback chair. I am loving this accent. Should it come as a surprise that I've noticed a couple other pieces around the house that could benefit from a similar treatment?




Is there an item you'd like to add nailhead trim to?

26 comments :

  1. I must admit, nailhead trim is such a great look.
    Not surprised that you would use them, oh woman of style! Loved your interview over at "Pure Style Home."
    pve

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  2. I can't wait to see the desk all done whatever you do to it. The chair is gorgeous. Love the fabric and the nailhead trim is perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  3. What a blessing in disguise! Just look at that grain! You must must stain it. It's absolutely gorgeous. Plus a warm wood tone looks amazing against a dark black wall; I have the same in my bedroom. I imagine something like these floors: http://bit.ly/dynrUR

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  4. Wha-wha-whaaat?! WOW! I loved it before, but yes, it was the right decision! Stain! Stain!!! That grain is gorgeous!

    Kelly

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  5. Love the nailhead trim on your chair and I'd love to see you recreate the original look of your wooden cabinet. That is such and incredible piece. I know whatever you choose it will be perfectly suited to the room. Can't wait to see!

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  6. Wow, they did a great job! Like every nook and cranny is paint free- way to go professional people :)

    And I told you this before, but I just LOVE your chair with the nailhead trim. If I could put nailhead trim on everything in my house I totally would. It might be a bit of overkill though.

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the desk. I love the completed look of the chair!

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  8. The chair and the chest look great, Janell! It seems that with the new life the chest has been given something new and fresh would be fitting.

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  9. STAIN!!! that chest is going to look AMAZING! Oh how lucky you are to have such great pieces in your home. And the chair with the nailhead....LOVE!


    Oh, I heard from a little birdie (twitter) that you guys are going on vacaton! Do share!!!

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  10. I bet you were stoked to get that fab cabinet back! And I'm lovin' the chair, too. I am a fan of nailhead trim!

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  11. My vote is for stain. That piece is absolutely gorgeous! I thought it was already stained when I saw the picture!

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  12. I love that chair with the nailheads! Such a fan! Can't wait to see the finished desk.

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  13. The chair is wonderful, love the nailheads! I would paint the piece but it looks like I'm the minority :)

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  14. The cabinet is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do with it. And I love the nailhead trim on the chair!

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  15. I'm so amazed at the stripped dresser - they did an incredible job and so fast ! After my recent experience, I must say it was worth the $$$ for you to have it professionally done, especially with the lead paint on it.

    LOVE nailhead trim - just added it to a bench the other day !

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  16. I do love how it looked when it was white and all antique-y.. So I would go for white paint on the sides and stain on the top..

    Nailheads. I have a old leather sofa that will be regulated to the game room as soon as we get our sectional.. maybe I could jazz it up with a few nailheads... Thanks for the idea!

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  17. Love hearing all your opinions on how to finish the cabinet! The top will definitely be stained, as for the rest...I'm mulling it over!
    Janell

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  18. The grain on the cabinet is perfection....staining is the only way to go!

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  19. The cabinet is gorgeous! I would be torn as to what to do also! I love the limed look of it now!

    The chair is taken to the next level with the tacks! I just finished a chair with a lot of tacks too!

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  20. I love nailhead trim, so yes, there are LOTS of things I'd like to add it to!! Your chair looks great :-)

    I'd stain the office furniture. After going through the effort and expense to have the lead paint removed and the wood exposed, it would be a shame to cover it up with paint.

    Kelly

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  21. wonderful new look for your chair. I want to try it...

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  22. I hit Publish by accident. Can't wait to see the outcome of the cabinet. And I'm looking forward to using nailhead on an upcoming project :o)

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  23. I hit Publish by accident. Can't wait to see the outcome of the cabinet. And I'm looking forward to using nailhead on an upcoming project :o)

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  24. It seems like the grain is a little overwhelming. The top looks like butcher block and that doesn't seem to go with the whole bottom of the piece. I loved the antique look of the white so my vote is for a combination of paint and stain.

    Love the chair, btw! Love the chair, love the room, love the colors!!

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  25. I LOVE THIS! They did such a great job, and it looks beautiful, even as is! My vote would be staining the top and painting the bottom, but distressing it to look a bit like it did before. Whatever you decide to do, it will be great. Can't wait to see it done!

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