Hey, guys, thanks so much for understanding and giving me such words of encouragement during my funk last week. It has helped to finally have a couple of days of sunshine and warm weather. I am working on getting back to regular posts, so hang in there. This isn’t a finished project, but I couldn’t wait to show you how to repair broken frames (or just about anything) with this new-to-me product, an epoxy stick.
I know, not a pretty picture, and a messy job of applying the epoxy. I should have spent more time getting it smooth. There is also someone else’s bad repair attempt underneath mine. And you know the old saying, two wrongs don’t make a right.
I’m getting into a terrible habit of jumping into a project without taking before pictures, but I think you can tell that there was a large chunk of the frame completely missing. There was no way I could simply fill in with wood filler.
I found this epoxy stick at Habitat ReStore several weeks ago and bought it thinking it might come in handy some day. The mantra of a hoarder. I couldn’t find this particular brand on Amazon, but Loctite has a similar epoxy stick.
Simply cut or twist off a chunk and knead it until it is a uniform color. Then apply to the area, shaping much like you would playdough, though it’s much stiffer. I tried to mimic the ridges and edges of the frame, but didn’t do a very good job of it. Better than a big missing chunk, though. Fingers crossed I can sand it smooth, though it dried reeeallly hard.
Love the details on the frame, but the paint color, not so much.
Not sure what to do with the frame. It originally had a mirror in it. What would you use it for?