Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank You, Super Glue!!

repair 002Thanks to Super Glue and a wonderful eBay seller, my broken tea set story from last week has turned out happy.

The first good news is that the seller refunded all of my money and didn’t want me to ship anything back. So today I stopped by Lowe’s and purchased a tube of Super Glue to see what I could salvage.

This is what I started with…

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Those are the broken pieces of the sugar bowl handle. The three pieces of the teapot handle are still inside the teapot.

Here’s the repaired sugar bowl.

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And here’s the teapot.

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It was a little tricky working with the curved handles. I started by gluing the three handle pieces together and then gluing the handle to the teapot. The sugar bowl went together fairly easily, but the teapot was trickier. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use them to serve tea, but at least they will be pretty to display.

New_size_125_tall So if someone can tell me how to get the Super Glue off my fingers, I’ll get started on my Tea for Two tablescape for next Thursday. Meanwhile, visit the other tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch.

17 comments:

skyesofblue said...

The set looks great. I'm happy for you.

Robin said...

Ohhhh, they turned out so pretty! Not too bad for the cost of a tube of super glue!

You can use finger-nail polish remover (or acetone) to get the super glue off!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

Florida Sue said...

You did a good repair job,they look great. It's such a great set. I suppose you sent a picture of the broken pieces to the seller. Most Ebay folks are great that way.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Looks like new. Very pretty!

Soosie said...

Kathy..Looks like new..excellent job
of super gluing..I am so happy it turned out since it is so pretty..
Susie

xinex said...

Good job, Kathy! And the best part is you got them for free...Christine

Lou Cinda said...

Kathy: Been there, done that! I have actually used an emery board to file the glue off of my fingers before! "Lightly" sand them. lol

This looks beautiful now, no one would ever know it was flawed. It just gives it character. Has a story to tell!

I think I am going to try and download Live Writer. It scares me to do something new, but if it is easier, I am all for it. You have such good suggestions! Thank you!

Lou Cinda :)

Keetha said...

Oooooooo I'm tickled PINK that gluing worked!!!!! I certainly can't tell from the photo that they were ever even broken!!!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Good as new and very pretty I might add. I hope the super glue will be gone soon:)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

looks good, I was hoping you could glue it. I think it looks good on the shelf.
Use fingernail polish remover to get the glue off.
Molly

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Glad to hear the seller refunded your money and that you were able to salvage the items. They will both look very pretty on display. So it isn't a total wastes.

Domestic Designer said...

I am so glad you were able to fix it and that the seller did the right thing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, you did a great job of getting those back together, and you got your money back too! Can't beat that kind of bargain. Glad your fingers aren't stuck to your sugar or creamer! laurie

kate said...

what a beautiful tea pot it is though, great pattern and color. I hope you still love it
kate

Lori said...

So glad I stopped by your blog! I loved reading your "why" post. Very well written...and said! I'll most likely stop by again.

Janie's World said...

I'm so glad you could fix it! YEAH!!!!

momma said...

i'm getting by here late! sorry!!

the teapot and sugar bowl look beautiful!! i'm glad that worked out nicely for you :)

i've used acetone (fingernail polish remover) and an emery board to remove super glue as some others have mentioned. both worked for us!