So here I am, 8 months later, taking care of business. And I'm so happy with the results, I am kicking myself for not doing it in October.
Here's what I'm talking about.
|Hello Insulation and Electrical|
The now defunct cold air return at the bottom of the main floor staircase.
Since we switched around the ductwork in the basement during the big dig & finish, we had to find a new spot for it. So we did. But were left with this. Our HVAC guy's suggestion was to cut a 3/4 piece of plywood to the opening beneath the grill and spraypaint it black like the grill. Easy!
He told us his idea a year ago. So...why not get on that...???
|From Homie D|
I've never ever spray painted anything before. But I've read plenty on other DIY blogs about the joys of it.
Thin coats. 5 or 6 of them. Easy does it...don't over spray.
I think I got a little overzealous with the spraying. It was thicker than it (probably) should have been. But it went well for my first time and I only needed two coats.
Then I put it back in place.
Me: "Steve! Look! It's so much better!"
Steve: "It will be even better when you spray paint the grill."
It's perfect. And it took me no time at all. Didn't even need naptime. I literally put an arrowroot in George's hand and zipped out while he watched me through the back door. I was back in the house before that cookie was gone.
I love projects like that.
So, here's my favorite part. Before and after.
Me: "Steve, check out the grill."
Steve: "Wow - it really makes a big difference."