Saturday, January 31, 2015

Transforming an old Attic Vent

A few weeks ago while hunting for treasures I found this old attic vent and loved the shape of it.  
Before:
The vent is made of wood and defiantly needed some TLC.  I gave it a good scrub and then mixed up some home-made chalk paint in a soft beachy green with a hint of aqua.  After the paint dried I got out my hand sander and sanded off some of the green to have both the white and the original wood show.  


I added a Boxwood wreath for interest


I love the curved top of the vent 

This is my post from Instagram (dd_cottage_and_design)

38 comments:

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    1. Thank you Su-I wanted a beauty look to it so I went for it!

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  2. It looks great after your painting:-)
    I like the color very much - a touch of spring:-)

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    1. Thank you Nitka-I agree - a touch of spring!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I wanted it to fit in a beach house!

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  4. It's been transformed! Beautiful job, and such an unusual object shall look wonderful most anywhere.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I really like the shape and now the color!

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  5. the color is gorgeous. It has such pretty shape.

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    1. Thank you Victoria- I love those 2 things about it too!

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  6. Looks gorgeous! I love it. The paint finish is perfect! I think this one is a definite keeper! :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I tried it in my house but I think I am going to let it go to another home!

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  7. the paint finish looks old an lovely, so guess this was a real success. I'm keeping my eye out for trash.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I really do love the color too!

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  8. This was one of my favorite things you found a few weeks ago, and itt's even more beautiful now. You did an amazing job.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I do like how it turned out!

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  9. You are amazing with all the things that you redo. The vent is great! Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo-I just like to use a paint brush!

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  10. I think it is gorgeous- you did a remarkable job!

    So where did you end up putting it? Just curious.

    I love that beachy green aqua color!

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    1. Thank you Michele-I tried in my daughter's bathroom but wasn't sure of it so it is in my pile to sell in my workshop!

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  11. Super, bardzo delikatnie, w moim ulubionym kolorze.
    pozdrawiam
    Ala

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  12. oh...now I am really loving this idea! I like how you keep things simple and elegant with a touch of cozy. Thanks for sharing such a great idea and for visiting my blog - what a treat for me.

    Big hugs
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-it was an easy project and I like those!

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  13. I'm drooling over your vent...it's Gorgeous!!! I do hope you're keeping that for your lovely home.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-As much as I love this piece and the color and I am placing it up for sale!

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  14. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe um abençoado início de mês.
    Amo recuperação, é tão gratificante!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love how it turned out too!

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  15. It's beautiful, I'm gonna have to head to our salvage stores and look for one too!

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    1. Thank you Andi-I love the salvage yard!

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  16. This is just fantastic! I love that you had the vision to turn this into something better.

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    1. Thank you Jade-My hubby thinks I am crazy sometimes but then agrees I was right--this was one of those projects!

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  17. That is SO pretty!! Susan@simplystonecreek

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    1. Thank you Susan-I really like it too and it does look so much better now!

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  18. It turned out so beautiful! I am busy transforming some old shutters right now thong wreath from. Not fun but at least it will be pretty when it is done. Thanx for partying at my place!

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    1. Thank you Pamela-I can't wait to see your shutters on your blog!

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