A while back I mentioned that I was tackling a couple of projects; this one needed to be done so the painters could caulk/paint it.
The air return is oddly positioned (why vertical and in the middle of the chair rail?) and was so ugly. I've had this change on my mind for a long time; so glad to achieve Project Completion. None of the tutorials online were exactly what I needed so I improvised.
|Gathered up my tools.|
|Time to get rid of the ugly.|
|Yep. It involved brute strength |
(I needed to keep the metal frame).
|Moulding for the outer trim cut, joined, and nailed and/or glued in place.|
|Used the wall color instead of the trim color on the insert.|
Trimmed it to size and stapled it to the back of a frame
made from more moulding.
|A few Command strips attach the inner frame with metal grid to the inside|
of the new outer trim...gonna have to change that filter, you know.
|A closer look. I'm so happy with the result (and the new wall color)!|