Don’t you just love it when you have a problem, maybe you’ve even procrastinated addressing this problem, and then you find a very simple solution? I sure do! And I had one of these exact scenerios the other day. As I’ve talked about before, most of the furniture in our nursery is from craigslist. I just love finding great little pieces that other people no longer want. And the dresser in the boys’ room is no exception. I got this little beauty for $50 on craigslist last summer:
I love it! But as can sometime occur with older pieces, it had a bit of a hiccup a few weeks ago. One of the doors that opens up came off it’s hinges. Basically the screw holding the hinge on was loose, because the hole in the wood had become too big. I wasn’t really sure what to do about it. I was nervous about putting in a bigger screw, as I was afraid it might split the wood, so I headed over to Home Depot to see if someone could help me! And sure enough, I got just the answer I was looking for!
I put a drop of wood glue in the hole and put three or four toothpicks in the hole, snapping them so they were flush with the top of the hole. Once the glue dried, I simply screwed in the screw, and voila! The screws now had something to grip onto. Pretty neat, eh? And as we already had toothpicks and wood glue on hand, this fix was FREE! Yeah!