Nail head trim on cabinet
A secondhand cabinet gets a new life with paint and nail head finish, and becomes a practical drinks cabinet.
I have often said that you can pick up some great bargains at secondhand stores, and this 1970's cabinet is a perfect example of a piece that only needs some TLC to become a fashionable - if somewhat unique - piece of furniture.
Although it has a veneer finish, it's still in very good condition and will only need a light sanding to prepare for painting.
After a light sanding with 240-grit sandpaper, the unit is wiped clean and two coats of acrylic PVA sheen in white are applied with a foam roller.
Don't use a paint brush as this will not leave a nice smooth finish.
You can also use Rust-Oleum 2X Painter's Touch spray paint, but do the painting outdoors or in a well ventilated space.
Choose a nice design for the nail head finish and copy this onto a thin piece of paper or tracing paper, so that you can then transfer the drawing onto the front of the cabinet.
Don't worry if you aren't too artistic - you will find plenty of designs on the Internet.
Following your drawn lines, use a rubber mallet to hammer in the upholstery pins.
You need to keep an equal distance between the upholstery pins as you work.