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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Your Home

June 17, 2015

My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors.

We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband and I work well together! Tile isn't for the faint of heart, and you have to have the right tools! I wanted to share another little project we did ourselves. Anyone can do this. We were putting in gorgeous new dark floors and frankly I couldn't stand to bear the thought of looking at our nasty vent covers! I wanted to buy all new. However, I'd seen the idea somewhere (not sure where, because I'm not on Pinterest). I thought we'd try it, and if it turned out ugly, we could still buy new vent covers. If you look at the pictures I post below, the brass ones were seriously disgusting. Now I love them!

1) Take out the old vents...

2) scrape them down with steel wool... 

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3) prime with a spray can (maybe twice)....

4) spray paint with your color of choice (definitely twice! with drying time in between). 

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They look SOOOOOO much better!!! The large one on the right I didn't get a before photo, but it was white and obviosuly wouldn't work for this cold-air return built into the cabinet here. In many cases, with carpet or wall/ceiling vents, the black might look really weird. You could freshen them up with white or pewter color. he black looks good in dark floors and cabinets.  

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