Do your vent covers looks a little like this? Yuck! Besides needing to be cleaned, this one has seen better days.
I was dreaming of Oil Rubbed Bronze vent covers, BUT on a budget! Welcome my favorite friend, Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint!
I had 7 in-floor vent covers downstairs. I took them all out, washed them, and laid them outside to dry.
Then the painting began…
I did 2 light coats and that seemed to cover them great! I was spray painting several other things as well, but not including drying time this project took less than 30 minutes. And I didn’t even use a whole can of spray paint, so this project cost less than $3.00!
(While they were drying, I vacuumed out all of the vents! Yuck! I think some of this dirt was from the previous owners!)
So here are all 7 vents before and after!
Living room #1
Living room vent #2
Obviously my cat is liking them too, or maybe he is just enjoying the window being open! :)
Yucky kitchen vent #1
After! (The best transformation of all! This vent looks 200% better!)
Kitchen vent #2
(Ignore the gaps between the tile and baseboard. I need to re-install the molding around the baseboards. :( It is on my monstrous house to-do list.)
Dining room vent
Amazing what a little spray paint can do! Even though they weren’t bad and brassy, I am liking the ORB change! :)
What have you been spray painting this Spring?
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What an amazing transformation! Love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Renee! So easy but a big impact! :)ReplyDelete
What a great idea! We just moved into a new place (new to us) in GA and some of the vents are horrid! Some are white w/rust and some are dark colored this is a great idea to fix them on the cheap considering one vent is about $7 bucks at the hardware store! Thanks for a great post.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love them. I used oil rubbed bronze a couple years ago to redo all our switch plates...what a savings! Our house is over 100yrs old and the covers are so in need of a touch up. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Don't you just love that stuff? I did a similar upgrade to ORB here http://alwaysatreasure.blogspot.com/2011/04/from-brass-to-oil-rubbed-on-cheap.htmlReplyDelete
Why didnt I think of this?? Guess what I'm going to do this weekend?? :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great idea............gotta get me some ORB.....stat!!!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I so need to do this on ours.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this idea! I'm definitely going to do this!ReplyDelete
Totally love this!!! It completely transformed them...great job!!ReplyDelete
Thanks!! Hope all of you get a chance to try it on yours! Mine are still looking great after a few months. :) Thinking about doing doorknobs next???ReplyDelete
Hi there, I have purchased my ORB spray paint and ready to start my project. I am redoing all of the floor vents in ORB. How long did you leave the vents to cure/dry before installing them?ReplyDelete