Cold air and crafty
I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. What I hate is how it annoyingly makes me feel inferior. I’m not a person who is crafty enough to host these super intricate parties, especially for a kid who won’t remember it. That said, I am jealous of those who can.
What I love is when they give me great inspiration for fun projects such as making my cold air return pretty.
I used to have this god awful 12×24 metal cold air return vent cover. It was awful. And it was right in the middle of everything. It never really bothered me ,but it was just ugly.
A few years ago, Claire shredded her fingers up by strumming it, thinking she was having fun, until blood spewed everywhere.
So I guess that’s another reason to get rid of it. Because that wasn’t fun.
I decided it was time to get crafty and make it pretty.
But the only saws I own are two hand saws and a jigsaw. That wasn’t going to do the job.
My good friend, Dave did, though, and he came to the rescue, making the cuts for me so I could assemble it. But then he went the extra mile and assembled the frame, too, while his very pregnant wife, and also dear friend, and I went to Oakmont Bakery for some essentials.
He even caulked up the gaps.
So I promised him I would pre-drill the holes when mounting it to the wall, because, well, his wife was a week past due and I couldn’t be all – install it in my house for me.
I had to be a strong, independent woman here, people. I already pulled the dumb blonde card, so now I had to redeem myself as a feminist.
So I did it right. I primed it. I pre-drilled it. I even caulked the gaps. I sanded it. And then I did the final coat of paint this afternoon.
And sure, it’s only a minor thing, and only cost me literally 17 dollars to do it, I feel so much better. My hallway doesn’t look so industrial and unfinished.
Well, until I get flooring put in. You know, in like twenty years. Because laminate roll out flooring is TOTALLY IN I TELL YOU.
Someone want to come lay hardwoods? No? OK. Fine.