Sometimes I plan ahead.
But sometimes, my planning ahead isn’t thorough.
Guess where I stored my wood filler? In the garage.
And on Wednesday night, I was feeling ambitious. I was all like “Hey world, I’m going to master wood filling like it’s nobody’s business.”
But it was frozen solid. Wood filler never thaws out. It solidifies for good. Shooooooot.
So I had to try again. At least it wasn’t skydiving that I messed up on.
Let’s get real for a minute. DIY isn’t all spray paint and modge podge. Sometimes, it’s not glamorous. Wood filler is boring. BUT an important part of finish carpentry.
There’s no real secret to filling the nail holes and gaps. You just do it, let it solidify, and lightly sand.
It has the consistency of sandy peanut butter. I got sick of using my putty knife on the big gaps, and ended up using my finger. I slightly felt like a 7 year old whose babysitter fell asleep.
*Disclaimer, don’t lick your fingers. It definitely is not peanut butter flavor.
I know you can’t contain how excited you are and inspired you feel after reading this post. You probably want to get knuckle deep in a jar of wood filler. You don’t have to come and confess… Hide yo sand paper, hide yo putty knife… you can run and tell that, run and tell that… home home home boy. (Is that so old that it isn’t funny anymore?)
Don’t forget, Monday is the $15, and 15 minute project link party day. I can’t wait to see yo’ projects.