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Hi Friends! I’m excited to show you how I updated my broken dining bench with a tool we ALL have. So easy…and made such a dramatic impact I can’t believe it took me so long to tackle it.
One of our best purchases for our kitchen island was this dining bench. So sturdy and much easier for the kids to climb up to the counter to sit. Until one of the rungs gets broken from being used to climb up.
When I received an Awesome new glue gun from Arrow Fastener, this project immediately came to mind. I just crossed my fingers it would work.
Here’s how I did it…
Starting at the back corner on the underneath side of the rung, I glued a small length horizontal. Then, I wrapped the rope back around the front adding hot glue each time I wrapped the rope around.
Now, when it came to the middle leg, I wasn’t sure if I should just stop the wrapping and start again on the other side or create a pattern across the leg. I played with it a bit and decided to cross it over. Once on the other side of the leg, I just continued wrapping the rope as I did on the other side. Once I got to the end, I stuck the end of the rope back under the wrapped part before gluing it down. So, make sure to not glue the last three wraps. Then, add glue in between each to secure it in place. The same method was used on all rungs.
Bet you can’t guess how long this took me? I thought it would be a quick and easy project and originally set out to do the entire lower part of the bench below the seat. After spending about two hours on just the rungs, I decided to stop there. Good thing, because I think it would have been too much if I had done any more. Why did it take so long? My guess is that each piece has to be glued and wrapped separately. Also, the rope is really long, which takes a little maneuvering.
In the end, it was totally worth every minute!
You know it was a DIY success when your husband walks in the room and says…”You know, I really like that. It looks so much better than before.”
What would you make with #ArrowFastener Tools?