As you also may recall, several years ago I did a post about repairing damaged furniture with Bondo.
It is actually my most popular post! Which is awesome because nothing says “I’m totally killing it with this blogging thing” like having your most popular post be five years old.
The toothpick will fill the void and give the new screw something to dig into. And the wood glue provides a bond that is actually stronger than the the real wood.
The great thing about Bondo is that, once it dries you can sand and shape it to match pretty much any contour (which I did but nelected to photograph) and then paint over it for a pretty seamless fix.
And then I got busy (on the other side) with the image transfer and the edge sanding (you can see the details of that effort HERE)
OK, to be honest, while I’m satisfied with how the repair looks and functions (and I think Geralyn will be too), I’m still a little anxious about the long-term durability of this fix.
The Bondo trick works great on corners or damaged legs but the fact that this little piece has to “hinge” open is a different kettle of fish.
So I’m going to urge Geralyn to make the part with the new graphic on it her main point of access – just to be on the safe side.
Up next time. Some new Halloween projects!