Spruce up Your Home on the Cheap – Give Your Heat Vents a Makeover

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

This is the first in a series of posts on simple, inexpensive ways to spruce up your home.

I live in an older home. So many of our heat vents look exactly like the one pictured below. They are ugly. They are outdated. And I hate them. But to buy a new vent is $10 or more for each vent. If I replace all the vents in my house that adds up fast! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and I’m so glad I did.

Give your heat vents a face lift on the cheap!

All I did was grab a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint from good old Walmart for $3.77. I then took my vents out of the floor and outside. I gave them a nice, even coat of paint and left them to dry. I went back an hour or two later, turned them over and applied another coat of paint. That’s it! Done!

I am so beyond happy with my end result. Are they some fancy new vent with intricate scrollwork and patterns? No. But I got all the vents in my house done and looking new for $3.77. This was a total win in my book.

Vent finished