We only had a few of what I would consider as “DIY” projects in the bathroom – first up for the recap file, vanity fixing (I’m still working on figuring out how to make time to blog WHILE home remodelling is in progress. Hopefully next project I’ll be better at updating you as I go). So how did we fix our wobbley bargain vanity? Some guessing and sound theories…
Step 1- Before we could get started with anything we had to remove the old caulk…I remember reading somewhere that if you heat it up with a hair dryer, it’s easier to peel off. I tried it and wahtta ya know, super easy to get it off. I heated it up and used my trusty putty knife to peel it off like buttah.
Step 2- With caulk removed, we we ready to get to work. Our biggest problem was the left side. The original nails had pulled away, causing the wobble. We thought if we reinforced the corner and used the finish nailer (thanks dad) that we could solve the problem.
Step 3- We started this project at 10:30 at night and realized we didn’t have big enough clamps to hold the vanity together while we nailed it. We racheted it all up and then got to work.
Step 4- Reinforce all of the corners. We cut 2×4′s and made the corner SUPER strong. It took us maybe a half hour, saved us hundreds on our bathroom vanity expense.
Once we installed the vanity, we got some anchors to secure it to the drywall to make sure it won’t go anywhere. Wobble solved!
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