I have a love for things with nail-head trim. Chairs, headboards, sofas and even bulletin boards! I decided to do a little DIY to make a custom sized one for my desk nook. It was a simple project that adds lots of character to a boring old tack board.
I know I wanted my board to span the whole length of the wall behind the desk. My wall was 76"...my tack boards...36" each. So if you're quick with your math you'll notice I was 4" to long. So we ended up cutting 2 inches (and the side frame) off of each and then they fit together like a charm! There is a small seam but it is mostly hidden by the computer so no big deal to me.
I bought some nail head trim at the fabric store (I needed 7 boxes...which ended up being 3 trips to the store). Awesome planning huh! I stuck with a simple round head nickel finish nail head but the possibilities are endless.
I just used my pinkie finger to space them out. Not a perfectly straight line but close enough in my book and with a toddler hanging off your leg it's as good as it's gonna get.
Now lets quickly talk about the desk...it's been done for awhile I just haven't shared yet because there hasn't been much to show.
We bought a nicer piece of wood and kept it natural only needing a few coats of poly. To mount it, we screwed 1x4's that we cut to size into the studs in the wall then placed the desk top on top of that. We screwed the desk top down onto the 1x4's for added stability and there you have it a simple desk nook in a closet.
There is still a check list of things that need to be done in this little nook...so I stepped back for a picture and explained the chaos.
Aren't I an awesome lamp mouse drawer....
But I think the bulletin board hit the nail on the head! (pun intended)
Again the color red is "Million Dollar Red" by my friend Ben Moore. This isn't a good representation of it...as it was dark when I snapped the photo and as you know I still need a lamp.
Now although I heart my Mac I don't always want to see it...or the bills that land on the desk. But we removed the sliding doors (you know the ones that you have to do the door dance with because you can never see what the heck is in the middle of your closet). We took them down along with the track they were on and burnt them in the fire pit....again I kid. They got the boot to the attic, and in there place we have a much better solution which I'll show off soon.