I've been reading all these great blog posts about spray painting your trash to treasure so I just had to try it for myself. I thought I'd start with something that would go unnoticed if I did a bad job. I decided to do this totally completely gross vent that is in my powder room. I'm embarassed to even show it... it was gross when when we moved in a few months ago. We put in bamboo flooring when we moved in and I have had absolutely NO luck finding a wood vent this little size to fit in it's place. Having one custom made is not part of my chic on a shoestring budget (crazy expensive!). So, spray paint it is.
Ewwww... look how scratched and rusty it is, I have no idea what happened to it, all I know is it's GROSS!
I got this pretty bronze color that is actually too pretty for a floor vent but it will go well with the floor.
Before I sprayed this gross vent I should have sanded it a bit because of the scratches and rust but, I didn't. I knew I should've, just didn't bother because it's on the bathroom floor in a dark corner where it won't be seen very much. I sprayed it on a very windy day which wasn't the best environment for spray painting, I had to get the can too close which caused a little bit of running. I also had to spray through the vents to get the insides of it which caused a little bit of gloppy-ness. Despite my inexperience, the scratchy rusty vent, and windy weather conditions it turned out ok.
Don't mind the fancy painters tape, I have another project going on to share...
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