All of the information to give a corner banquette a new glimpse with paint, moreover how to set up an air vent redirect less than a cupboard.


Soon after months of hunting for a secondhand corner banquette on Fb Marketplace, driving just about 4 several hours spherical-journey to decide it up, transferring a door, installing LVP flooring, redirecting an air vent, and painting for days, we have the slight makings of breakfast nook!

breakfast nook room with olive green corner banquette, black door, white walls, and herringbone LVP floors

I managed to shoot the banquette’s new digs correct following the electrician still left from putting in individuals sconce packing containers and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m still ready on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette currently has us envisioning so quite a few exciting loved ones dinners collected all around the desk with several additional beloved ones squeezed into this minimal area!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Less than Cupboards

A person little obstacle we had to address in advance of making the shabby corner banquette look chic was rerouting the air vent on the floor that was positioned proper beneath the less than seat the cupboards.

(There generally has to be at the very least just one obstacle or it wouldn’t be a household advancement job, would it? Murphy’s Regulation every single time.)

If you’re ever developing created-in cabinets, cupboards, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you unquestionably can not cover and overlook any vents the air movement ought to be redirected to retain the space thoroughly heating and cooling.

corner of breakfast nook with chandelier, white walls, and herringbone floor with a floor vent
floor vent against a wall on herringbone flooring

How to Install an Air Vent Redirect

We applied this air vent redirecting kit known as a Toe Ductor (it functions for wall registers and baseboard registers too).

The kit enables you to press the air flow beneath your constructed-in home furnishings. (Not sponsored… just a amazing detail we have found out and utilized for DIYs in excess of the years.) Make absolutely sure you enable at least 4 inches of space beneath your cabinet or crafted-in.

We did the identical beneath the built-in cabinets and window seat for our neighbors’ rec home makeover last yr. In hindsight, I would paint that vent grate to mix it.

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


  • Toe Ductor Kit (wall vent package here or baseboard vent package below)
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ wooden screws
  • Oscillating resource
  • Duct tape
attaching a Toe Ductor box for an air vent redirect under built-in

Stage 1 – Connect Box to Floor Vent

Protect the ground vent first with the Toe Ductor box and screw into spot.

cutting a hole with an oscillating tool for an air vent redirect under a built in banquette

Action 2 – Measure and Slash for the Toe Kick Cover

Decide where by you want to area the new air vent on your constructed-in, measure, and mark. Employing the oscillating tool, slice out a rectangular part.

hole cut for an air vent redirect under a banquette bench
metal vent to attach underneath a banquette built in

Stage 3 – Attach the New Vent

On the backside of the rectangular hole you just slash, connect the new vent with screws to the toe kick.

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Phase 4 – Attach Versatile Duct

Use the offered steel strip to attach the versatile duct to the back of the vent. (Our metallic strip put up a little bit of a battle, so we bolstered it with duct tape.)

air vent redirect using a Toe Ductor kit underneath a builtin bench

Stage 5 – Connect Flex Duct to Box and Situation Cupboard/Developed-In on Best

Extend out the versatile duct underneath the corner banquette built-in, and attach it to the box on the flooring with the kit’s metal stripping. We reinforced ours once more with duct tape so no air escapes.

Location the cupboard or constructed=in on best of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can attach the toe kick grate to the front right after portray.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Phase 6 – Prep and Paint

I went by my standard cupboard painting procedure considering the fact that this corner banquette is incredibly substantially like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander utilizing medium/wonderful grit
  • Vacuum and tack fabric away dust
  • Apply liquid sander deglosser
  • Prime with shellac primarily based primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Test out that deep, desaturated olive environmentally friendly! It blends completely with our more vivid hunter green kitchen area cupboards while even now feeling like a neutral. Appreciate! The colour is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall while we were at it so the kids can get tough and rowdy on this bench all they want.

painting corner banquette with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines
corner banquette painted with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines built in to wall

The Painted Corner Banquette

I are unable to wait to see some rather striped cushions on this bench before long, but it looks so superior currently!

This linear chandelier is fantastic for the slender rectangular dining table that will go here shortly. Due to the fact this room is windowless, and this corner feels so dark, we included sconce bins to give it some excess aid.

corner banquette in a breakfast nook with linear chandelier and herringbone floor

I prepare to go back and paint the vent include the very same Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to blend with the rest of the corner banquette so it will pretty much disappear.

corner banquette in a breakfast nook with linear chandelier, herringbone floor, and French door

Are you commencing to see the vision choose shape in this very little eating nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating predicament? We have an low-cost wall therapy planned next to add some excess dimension that I simply cannot wait around to clearly show you!

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