Thursday, April 1, 2010

ORB again! Floor diffusers rehab

Have you checked the prices on new floor diffusers lately?  I know, you're probably thinking, how often do you really look at them?  Well, I looked at ours' and thought "I've got to do something with those things!"


(Hideous.... the color was awful and they were beginning to rust in a few spots.)
While we were at Lowe's a week or so ago, I checked out their prices on diffusers.  Have you checked out the prices of these lately?  The ones that I liked were $28 EACH!  Now way!!!  I don't even want to think about how much that would cost to do our whole house!  What did I do?

Got out my can of Oil Rubbed Bronze again and went to town!

Well, first I had to clean them really good because....

Next, I sprayed two light coats of ORB on the underside and let dry.  Then flipped it over and sprayed two light coats on the top and let dry 24 hours before putting them back on my floor.

So much better!

Oh, and if you have a toddler, be sure to cover the big hole in the floor while you're doing this!  We've already lost a block or two! 

Want to see more items that I've transformed with ORB?  Click here.

Linking To:
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Strut Yourself Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Thrifty Thursdays at Tales from Bloggeritaville


  1. you have so many good ideas!

  2. Very cute! When we had our floors done, we changed to wood and they blend in so much better.
    Haev a great week.

  3. So funny b/c we've been doing this at our house too! I can't believe how much of a difference paint makes!

  4. I just recently did this in my bathroom, but with white. It makes such a difference. Great Job.

  5. What a difference! This might be my weekend project :)

  6. erin--your blog is great! now i know you love rust-o-leom in all it's varieties as much as I do! I've done towel bars, tp roll holders, and all kinds of cabinet hardware!

  7. Hey Erin,
    If you just click on the Women Who Do It All button in the right sidebar it will take you to the page where you can grab the codes for any of my buttons :) Thanks a bunch! Have a good weekend.

  8. Erin, do you realize how much much money you just saved me? I have been eying those "fancy" registers at the home improvement store too. I don't know why spray painting them didn't come to mind...I've just about sprayed everything else. ;-) Great idea, and thanks for sharing!

  9. The Adoring HusbandApril 3, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    So much better! Thanks for that that honey. You're doing a great job!

  10. Love this---yes they are expensive- even the ceiling ones....tried to find one a few months ago and about hit the floor when I saw the price on top of that did not have the size we needed...would have had to put more sheet metal up in the vent to get it to fit right...will try the paint!!!Because ceiling ones look bad too.


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