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Looking for a good stud!

Now I’ve gone and done it.  I have a racy post title, a double entendre if you will, which means now we will probably come up in all kinds of icky searches.  Oh well!  It was worth it, ha! (Sorry Kristin!)  But seriously, I truly do love a good piece of studded furniture.  Maybe its the channeling of my inner rock star, or my love for those chunky leather cuff bracelets I was really into a few years back, but I often gravitate towards studded pieces.  Plus a studded treatment can amplify a boring ol’ chair into suddenly becoming the show piece of a room.  Unless there is a real live stud muffin in it.  Then all bets are off.  Ok, enough already and onto the studs I’m digging right now.

Crate and Barrel studded Colette Bench

I've had my eye on this Colette Bench from Crate and Barrel for so long. It would be just perfect at the end of my bed.

Jonathan Adler Addison Chair

Talk about a chair worth drooling over, check out this studded number from Jonathan Adler.

Nate Berkus for HSN uses large brass studs to bring a funky glam look to this table. I can think of about a million places it could go but would love to use it as a bar for parties!

Z Gallerie studded tray

These studded faux croc trays bring an unexpected punch of fun!

And while I do love all of these picks, I’ve also had my eyes open for a piece of used furniture I could DIY into a gorgeous studded piece.  All you need for the project are nail heads, a hammer and some fearless imagination!


  • Absolutely Ladylike

    Such a stunning selection! And how cute is that second one 🙂 I just love it.

    Cheers: Evi

    November 11, 2010 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Cara

    those serving trays are great!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

    November 11, 2010 at 8:03 am Reply
  • everton terrace

    Love the Adler chair, just love it. I’ll also take the kitty.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    i love this detail – my dining room head chairs have them!

    PS .. would like to invite you and all to come and ENTER to WIN FREE PHOTOGRAPHY HERE .. if your interested of course!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

    November 11, 2010 at 8:22 am Reply
  • DeAnna

    i love this post! haha – title rocks!! i will have to remember this idea when i’m doing things for my apartment – a little metal hardware doesn’t hurt anyone! nothing like a lot of studs to make a girl smile. 🙂

    November 11, 2010 at 8:37 am Reply
  • laura trevey

    You had me at the post title!!

    I am in love with all of your finds as well ~
    Hope you are doing well Megan 🙂

    xoxo Laura

    November 11, 2010 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    I am loving that bench!

    November 11, 2010 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I love the studs on these! Very nice accents indeed! And that cat is too cute! You crack me up.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:02 am Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    oh such a cutie kitty! love the studded bench!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Emily

    i feel the same way about that C&B bench!! (though I’ve not had my eye on it until now thanks to you haha!). Our bedroom is black & white and this would be perfection.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:08 am Reply
  • hip hip gin gin

    That Jonathan Adler chair is the stuff decor dreams are made of! Love it so much!!
    And yes, you are totally going to get some crazypants search hits from this, haha =)

    November 11, 2010 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Gina

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    i love studded furniture, i think it’s so classic. I also enjoyed your title, everyone needs a good stud 😉

    The cat photo sealed the deal for me!! This is my fave post of the day!!! Thanks girl. <3 fina

    November 11, 2010 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Maddy

    Crate & Barrell bench is perfection!!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Deborah Milne

    Hi Megan – Call me a walking stud-finder. I love furniture pieces with studs & I have to agree, must be the biker chick, bad girl wanna be in me too. Oh wait a min. I am a biker chick!! I scored an off-white chair with brass studs several years ago on ebay. It was one of those rare finds that you remind yourself each week how lucky you were. Never seems to happen as much these days. Thanks for the great finds. Loving the Berkus end table too!!

    Cheers to you both xo

    November 11, 2010 at 10:03 am Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    I adore studs on just about anything! The serving trays are so cool, and the cat of course, takes the cake.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Angie

    My undying love of studs has been painfully obvious for a while. I just wish I could find something that I couldn’t leave the store without (while also not maxing out the Credit card!)

    November 11, 2010 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    I’m pretty much obsessed with studs and nailhead trim.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Krysten

    These are fabulous. Hehe, love the kitty picture.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Jude

    I especially love the way it’s used in the second photo – stunning! (And yeah, that sweetie pie kitty is the real stud muffin :))

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Jill@teenageBride

    You know I have never been one for studded furniture but that second picture might just be changing my mind!

    November 11, 2010 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Lulu

    I love studs / gromments on furniture!!!! Very sophisticated look! I got a “kings” chair at an interior design show a couple years ago, was originally 2k but didn’t have a mate so marked down to $75! I have it in the living room, next to an end table and lamp, a little reading nook. One of my fave pieces in the house!

    November 11, 2010 at 11:14 am Reply
  • Tiffany Morrison

    I never considered a DIY studded furniture project. GENIUS!

    November 11, 2010 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Ally @ Shabby Princess

    I love studden furniture. I saw a fabulous chair at Pier 1 of all places recently that I’ve had my eye on.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Snuggle Wasteland

    I need that Nate Berkus table for my living room.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:39 am Reply
  • Daphne

    Nice title! Love the table and the trays. Cute cat. 🙂

    November 11, 2010 at 11:57 am Reply
  • Allison

    Ahh, that Crate & Barrel bench is perfection! We have a lot of leather furniture in my living room that is studded – I LOVE it! 🙂
    Great post!

    November 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • blair @ wild & precious

    really loving that third piece!

    November 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Erin*Sparkle&Hay

    oh! i LOVE that bench too!!! great studded finds!

    November 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Anna Jane

    i’m obsessed with the Colette Bed so obviously I’m just as smitten with the bench. that is adorable!


    November 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • ms Givens

    “Oh, what a cute little chair!”

    November 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    I love studs!!! LOL that sounds pretty funny 🙂 These are all fabulous!

    November 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Blond Duck

    If only the kitty had a studded coller…

    November 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    HAHA!! Love the post name. 🙂 I would love that table in my family room – adds a bit of a rock and roll edge!

    November 11, 2010 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • PinkBow

    i like studs as a detail, think it gives the rock n roll vibe! good luck with the google searches 😉

    November 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    haha any collection of good studs is OK by me! 🙂

    November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Nikki

    If you were crazy like me it would have read “Looking for a good stud…or to get nailed” 😉 It’s my father’s humor I can’t help it.

    I’ve always wanted to try to do a studded headboard but don’t think I could keep them straight!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I cannot wait to see your DIY piece!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • heather

    hehehe, i like your double entendre. and i’m a fan of the stud too! especially that first stool and those awesome drink trays!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I adore nailhead trim — so pretty in furniture.
    xo Josie

    November 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • shaz

    A good stud is hard to find ;P Sorry, couldn’t resist. It’s a great look.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm Reply
  • krystal/village

    hilarious title 🙂 I love that first bench!

    November 12, 2010 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Cassie

    The bench is gorgeous! And I think I could add studs to the tray I already have at home. Maybe a future project?

    November 12, 2010 at 8:34 am Reply
  • Grace

    Awww, that picture is adorable! I think studs can be done, but they’re difficult to pull off.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm Reply

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