– 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!


  4. 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!

  5. 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!


  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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


  9. 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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