You read it right! I used plumbing caulk on a dresser. Why? you might ask. Well, the dresser had some pretty noticeable gapping between the sides and the trim boards and being a plumber’s wife (well now plumbing inspector’s wife) I am quite familiar with caulk and knew we had it on hand so I asked my husband “Do you think caulk would work?”! As long as you use a paintable caulk or a color that matches your piece it’s a sweet little trick to have in your fix-it arsenal.
|It pretty much gapped like this all along the trim board.|
|caulk on = smooth & good as new|
|The other side’s crisp and clean lines!|
|Caulked gaps, 2 coats Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint, a little distressing, added wood details, a little more painting, a coat of clear wax, and freshly lined drawers later and you have this!|
|Off the shelf Lowes wood trim work pieces perfectly accentuate the shape of the top drawers and bottom trim board.|
|painted, distressed, and waxed hardware|
|contact paper lined drawers- This pretty one was from Target!|
Caulk! Who knew? What an easy fix! File this tip away for the next time you have a gap to fix!