All of the particulars to give a corner banquette a new glimpse with paint, plus how to install an air vent redirect underneath a cupboard.


Just after months of hunting for a secondhand corner banquette on Fb Marketplace, driving nearly 4 hours round-excursion to select it up, moving a doorway, installing LVP flooring, redirecting an air vent, and portray 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 ideal immediately after the electrician remaining from putting in these sconce bins and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m continue to ready on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette already has us envisioning so several fun household dinners gathered all-around the desk with a lot of more beloved ones squeezed into this very little room!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Underneath Cupboards

1 very little impediment we had to address right before making the shabby corner banquette look stylish was rerouting the air vent on the ground that was positioned appropriate beneath the below seat the cupboards.

(There normally has to be at the very least 1 obstacle or it would not be a dwelling enhancement job, would it? Murphy’s Regulation just about every time.)

If you are ever making constructed-in shelves, cabinets, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you certainly can not protect and overlook any vents the air movement will have to be redirected to retain the home appropriately 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 Set up an Air Vent Redirect

We made use of this air vent redirecting package identified as a Toe Ductor (it performs for wall registers and baseboard registers also).

The kit will allow you to push the air movement underneath your developed-in home furniture. (Not sponsored… just a awesome point we’ve discovered and applied for DIYs in excess of the several years.) Make absolutely sure you allow at least 4 inches of area beneath your cabinet or crafted-in.

We did the exact underneath the built-in cupboards and window seat for our neighbors’ rec home makeover previous calendar year. In hindsight, I would paint that vent grate to mix it.

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


  • Toe Ductor Package (wall vent kit listed here or baseboard vent package in this article)
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ wooden screws
  • Oscillating tool
  • Duct tape
attaching a Toe Ductor box for an air vent redirect under built-in

Action 1 – Attach Box to Flooring Vent

Protect the floor vent first with the Toe Ductor box and screw into area.

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

Phase 2 – Measure and Lower for the Toe Kick Go over

Make your mind up where by you want to place the new air vent on your developed-in, evaluate, and mark. Applying the oscillating device, slice out a rectangular segment.

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

Step 3 – Connect the New Vent

On the bottom of the rectangular gap 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 Adaptable Duct

Use the furnished metallic strip to connect the adaptable duct to the back of the vent. (Our metal strip put up a bit of a struggle, so we bolstered it with duct tape.)

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

Phase 5 – Connect Flex Duct to Box and Placement Cupboard/Crafted-In on Top

Stretch out the flexible duct underneath the corner banquette created-in, and connect it to the box on the flooring with the kit’s metal stripping. We strengthened ours once more with duct tape so no air escapes.

Place the cupboard or designed=in on leading of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can attach the toe kick grate to the entrance soon after painting.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Phase 6 – Prep and Paint

I went by means of my typical cupboard portray procedure due to the fact this corner banquette is quite a great deal like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander working with medium/fine grit
  • Vacuum and tack cloth absent dust
  • Utilize liquid sander deglosser
  • Prime with shellac dependent primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Examine out that deep, desaturated olive green! It blends flawlessly with our a lot more lively hunter inexperienced kitchen area cupboards when however sensation like a neutral. Love! The colour is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall although we were at it so the young children can get rough 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 simply cannot wait to see some pretty striped cushions on this bench before long, but it appears to be like so very good previously!

This linear chandelier is fantastic for the slim rectangular eating table that will go listed here soon. Because this place is windowless, and this corner feels so dark, we additional sconce bins to give it some additional assist.

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

I prepare to go again and paint the vent deal with the similar Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to blend with the rest of the corner banquette so it will pretty much vanish.

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

Are you starting off to see the eyesight consider form in this little dining nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating circumstance? We have an reasonably priced wall therapy prepared up coming to include some further dimension that I cannot hold out to exhibit you!

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