How To Fix Split Veneer

I bought this cute dresser for $25. Funny story…a lady got there before me and, actually got angry with the seller because, it wasn’t in perfect condition! Well, she was close enough to perfect, for me!

Split Veneer:

Don’t let a little split veneer on the side dispel you. It’s a quick, easy fix. I know this because I had an “Ah HA” moment, while attempting the fix with my trusty Elmer’s Wood Glue. (They did NOT pay me to say that!) It is my most favorite wood glue!!

Back to the dresser. Here is the before. This is not the side with split veneer but, it was the only one I had to show you the whole piece.Before

Here is where I had the problem. There was split veneer areas on the side. Two, actually but, both wouldn’t fit in the collage photo. (Gotta love cell pix) I usually fix it with wood glue and filler. Maybe it’s the lack of sunshine here in Texas or, the fact that I was just being lazy but, I wasn’t in the mood to battle it. So, I decided to add trim!

Split Veneer Repair

See pic below…

As you can see, I had already started with wood filler. That is not a long split. It's smeared filler lol.

As you can see, I had already started with wood filler. That is not a long split. It’s smeared filler lol.

I think it looks better with trim, actually? How about you? Here is the final piece.

how to fix split veneer

 

I absolutely love that hardware!! Here’s a closer look…

how to fix split veneer

I think it’s so unique & pretty! It was pretty grungy but, a good cleaning and Paint Couture’s , Silver Star Metallic Paint made it look beautiful again. The color on the dresser is their Vintage Flair, with some white mixed in, to lighten it.

The trim over the split veneer looks pretty good too, if I do say so myself! This is without the dresser mirror. That mirror is mine and is just too heavy so, I didn’t move it for the photo. Welcome to take me as I am lol.

There were two splits, actually. I think the trim makes it look more finished.

There were two splits, actually. I think the trim makes it look more finished.

I hope this helps if one of you need to fix split veneer! It was much simpler than any other way I have tried.

Thanks for stopping by. God Bless ~ Dawn

 

 

Comments

  1. Theresa says

    So Beautiful! I look for pieces with character ( to redo) like this piece but they a few and far between! Thanks for the tip.

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