When Hubs and I got our first apartment together a few months before we were married, we had an influx of cash (as only young people with no insurance needs or babies have) and we spent it on some new sticks of furniture.
A side table, coffee table and media console. Extra cheap, it came from Target (please say with a faux french accent) in a stain that we liked and was completely functional. But cheap.
And shortly thereafter, baby Dooley chewed on the coffee table……….. My Dad came over and lovingly slaved some wood putty into a shape and painted it over to make it look halfway decent. It’s still in that same condition now. (Classy, Lindsey. Classy). Over time, the little stinkin’ screws on the bottom side pushed out the screwy-turny-metal nubs and the furniture started to fall apart.
Anyone who has dealt with these rotten joint holders knows they are temporary and worthless. You can put them back in every day and they will still clunk out with the slightest jostle. Unless, 4 years later, you get your act together (#slackerprojects [phrase coined by White House Black Shutters and The Ugly Duckling House via Instagram]) and do something about it. Enter Liquid Nails, which I squirted into the hole, inserted the screwy-turny-metal nub per the usual and resumed my activities.
So. Much. Better. Amazing that I kept all the screwy-turny-metal nubs every time they fell out. Amazing that I actually got this done. And it worked. 🙂