Fix, improve, redesign or redecorate your space with Sugru. A versatile and mouldable superglue with endless creative possibilities.
Super glue is a DIY-er’s favorite tool. It can work it’s bonding magic on just about anything. But what about when you need to bond something odd shaped, or on a difficult surface?
Sugru to the rescue!
And let me just tell you guys, this stuff is super cool!
This post is sponsored with thanks to Sugru, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I’ll be honest, I’d never even heard of Sugru, but the concept was genius. Sugru Mouldable Glue by tesa can repair, replace, rebuild, affix and improve pretty much anything you can think of in your home.
So when Sugru challenged me to reimagine a corner of my home this winter using this seriously fun product, I knew it was time to restore that peaceful vision.
We have a HUGE set of windows in our open concept living room. This corner of the couch is the perfect spot to have your morning coffee, relax, watch the birds on the pond…….
That is until the wobbly coffee table spills rocks every time you try to kick your feet up, the handle breaks off your favorite coffee mug, and your kids wake up and dive bomb into the couch sending those leaning picture frames flying off of that gorgeous reclaimed wood shelf.
How to use Sugru:
- Stick It: it sticks permanently to a ton of different surfaces making it super versatile. Use it on glass, ceramic, wood, metal and most plastics. It can also be used outdoors and on pourous materials like rock or brick.
- Mould It: Sugru can be molded and manipulated into practically any shape you need. You have 30 minutes to fix, bond and create.
- Let it Set: After 12-24 hours Sugru will turn into a strong and durable rubber that stays stuck.
My first fix was this wobbly coffee table. It was a $10 Facebook marketplace find, with good bones. I cleaned it up and bleached it, but it has sat off balance for well over a year. On our bare flooring it’s very noticeable.
Normal furniture pads were a little too thick, but I also needed something that wouldn’t scratch the floors. I simply molded a little Sugru to the uneven foot and let it dry overnight.
Voila! No more wobbly coffee table.
Sugru can repair your favorite coffee mugs too! When the handle of one of my favorite mugs broke off I almost threw it in the garbage, but instead of wasting it, I re-bonded the broken pieces with some Black Sugru.
Sugru is heat and cold resistant as well as waterproof. So this repaired mug will have no problem holding up to some hot coffee and a good wash in the sink.
This photo ledge was created from an old piece of reclaimed barnwood so the texture is slightly rough and hard to get things to stick to. I love the look of the leaning frames displayed on top, but with no lip or ledge on the front of the barn wood the frames go sliding off every time someone bumps the couch into the wall.
Luckily the vases and bottles haven’t come crashing down quite yet, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.
I used some of the White Sugru to mold a bumper of sorts on each corner at the base of the frames.
I also bonded the layered frames to each other using a small rolled piece of Sugru.
For the vases and bottles I rolled the Sugru into small pieces and placed them on the base, which I then stuck to the ledge. Once the Sugru had set overnight everything on the ledge was firmly secured in place, and it took such a small amount that you can’t even tell it’s there. If you ever change your mind, it’s easily removable with a sharp knife.
I wanted to add some overhead accent lighting to the space, but with our floor plan there really isn’t an ideal spot for a floor lamp. Home hack: you can use the “magic light trick” to add accent lighting to any space in your home without hard wiring.
I used the Sugru to bond the bottom of remote controlled LED light puck to a small threaded PVC adapter. Once the Sugru had set (it takes between 12-24 hours) I screwed the adapter into the light bulb opening. Honestly, this stuff bonds so strongly that the PVC adapter probably wasn’t even necessary, and the light could have been attached directly to the wall sconce itself.
Initially, I tried to mount the entire light fixture to the wall using Sugru, but I think due to the design of the light it simply didn’t work out. However, this had nothing to do with the strength of the Sugru as it can hold up to 4.4 lbs. I ended up screwing it into the wall, but that left the unsightly screw heads exposed, and nowhere for me to thread on the decorative screw covers.
I took some of the black Sugru and molded it in to two tiny cones, and simply pressed the screw covers onto it. The black blended seamlessly with the finish of the light.
To add a fun finishing touch a took this small ceramic planter and added a little Sugru flair. This look was create by rolling a little of the black and white Sugru together for a marbled effect. I cut the roll into small pieces which I then rolled into spheres.
I stuck them onto the sides of the planter in an alternating pattern. Once it dried I tucked in a little bottle brush for accents. You can use Sugru to add to or improve pretty much anything, and it’s available in different colors so that you can blend and create your own custom look.
Here’s the final look my refreshed Cozy Corner thanks to the strength and versatility of Sugru!
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If it’s broken, fix it. If it’s not broken, improve it. And if it doesn’t exist, make it!