Do you hate you air return vent? Me too!
Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create an air return vent cover.
I looked up a bunch of covers but they were sooo expensive. I was going to take it out and spray paint it but it is sealed to our walls with foam filler. there was no way of removing it to replace it or spray paint it so I decided to make a cover for it! There was lots of ups and downs with this project! I hope I can help you get through it a lot easier than I did!
- Miter saw
- Nail gun
- Pin Nails
- Wood Glue
- Drill press/ drill
- 1” Drill bit
- Drill, Flat edge/square, level, measuring tape, Sander, pencil, painters tape
- Decorative sheet metal
- Round 1” magnets
- White duct tape
- Cut down 1×4 into 1x2s and 1x1s
- 2- 1x2x27.75 from l-l
- 2- 1x2x22.75 from l-l
- 2- 1x1x22.75 from s-s
- 2- 1x1x27.75 from s-s
- Metal- 25.75 x 20.75
*all angles are 45°
Clean the air intake the best you can with soap, water, and vinegar. Next I painted the surrounding wall of the air intake. Finally I paint the air intake with a roller and black paint from Ace Hardware. I do not recommend this stuff! It took each coat 4 days to dry! The paint did not go on smoothly and it is soo glossy it looks wet! I also had to put 4 coats! If you can, take it off the hinges or pull the whole thing out and spray paint it! I did not have that luxury.
Cut the 1×2 pieces to cover the intake. Next drill holes in them for the magnets, I did 3 holes on the small pieces and 4 on the longer pieces. Glue the magnets in the holes with E600.
Cut the 1×1 outside pieces. fit the 1x1s vertically to the outside of the 1x2s, which leaves 1/4 inch above the 1x2s, this covers the outside of the air intake. Next glue and pin nail the boards together. I let dry overnight. After it was dry I filled the cracks and corners with wood filler. Let it dry then sand and paint.
Cut metal with scissors. Then glue the metal to the wood, over the magnets. I used duct tape to cover the sharp edges. Let it dry. Touch up any paint. Then fit/snap to air intake. Done!
I hope this helps you! Lets hide these ugly suckers! #coveruglyairreturnvents
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She is amazing!!
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