Making a Wood Mould Using a Hot Glue Gun
I scored this dresser at the thrift store for $25. It did need some work but I can’t pass up a deal!
I come across pieces often with part of a missing leg or wood trim and I usually steer away from them.
But I gave making a mould a shot for the first time as this piece was in good condition otherwise.
The tools I used to make the mould are
hot glue gun
To replicate the missing piece I needed a mould. I am going to make a mould of the good leg using hot glue as a mould.
First I spray the cooking spray so the hot glue won’t stick.
Second I just layer the hot glue around the general area and let it set up and cool which just takes a few minutes.
Here is my mould! I just have it up to the missing piece of leg right here.
I added woodfill right to the missing piece and then sprayed cooking spray on the mould before taping it around this area.
It took a few hours to setup.
This is after the mould was removed. It is far from perfect but I will sand it smooth.
I took my surfprep sander to it here to get most of the blemishes out.
And here is the missing leg. It’s not perfect but I learned making a mould isn’t that difficult at all it’s just time consuming.
I like to layer and blend colors and that also helps mask the imperfections.
Here is the completed look once I got her painted and the brass hardware shined.
Find me on Instagram making things pretty or at least trying and I have a reel of painting this one there too.
Stay safe and creative!
- Hot glue gun (Michael’s)
- Wood filler (Hardware store)
- Cooking spray (Grocery store)