You know those jobs around the home that you keep putting off??
The small ones..
Ones that even YOU don't notice need doing after a while..
that dodgy door handle..
the light socket hanging over so slightly from the wall..
(which reminds me we must do those too!!)
Well we had a problem with old air vents..
When we moved in the previous owners thought we might not notice a reasonably large hole in the wall if they sticky taped a piece of paper over it..
In this case one of the old air vents on the wall had been removed rather rudely with a RIP..
We actually don't need air vents in walls these days as they are not required for ventilation (particularly in this drafty old house)
So its quite a good idea to close them up especially if you want to prevent heat loss over winter..
Lucky me though, I found some gorgeous old vintage plaster ones that would suit perfectly (insert husband rolling eyes just at this point)
Instead of the two rather foul plastic ones that were left..
We didnt actually want them to work though so my clever husband closed off the area behind them and painted a coat of black to make it look like a void when you place the vents over them..
Using some super sticky builders goop
they stuck on the wall without a problem..
I love using original fixtures in old houses..
there's nothing wrong with reproductions but they are never as
and well made
as the genuine old stuff..
Well that only took us six years to get done...
now for the next one!
I have some beautiful items for sale over
in my ebay Australia store too..