All of the specifics to give a corner banquette a new appear with paint, furthermore how to set up an air vent redirect less than a cupboard.

At last!

Following months of seeking for a secondhand corner banquette on Fb Market, driving nearly 4 several hours spherical-journey to pick it up, shifting a doorway, putting in 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 right after the electrician left from setting up those people sconce boxes and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m however ready on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette previously has us envisioning so several enjoyment family dinners gathered close to the desk with numerous a lot more liked ones squeezed into this minor area!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Below Cupboards

1 minimal impediment we experienced to handle in advance of creating the shabby corner banquette glance stylish was rerouting the air vent on the ground that was positioned right beneath the below seat the cabinets.

(There often has to be at minimum 1 obstacle or it would not be a dwelling enhancement venture, would it? Murphy’s Law every time.)

If you are at any time making developed-in shelves, cupboards, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you definitely can not include and disregard any vents the air move will have to be redirected to maintain 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 employed this air vent redirecting package called a Toe Ductor (it is effective for wall registers and baseboard registers too).

The package lets you to push the air move beneath your crafted-in furnishings. (Not sponsored… just a cool matter we’ve identified and applied for DIYs around the many years.) Make sure you make it possible for at minimum 4 inches of room beneath your cupboard or built-in.

We did the exact same underneath the built-in cupboards and window seat for our neighbors’ rec place makeover very last year. In hindsight, I would paint that vent grate to blend it.

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


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

Stage 1 – Attach Box to Ground Vent

Go over the floor vent initially with the Toe Ductor box and screw into put.

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

Phase 2 – Measure and Cut for the Toe Kick Include

Decide in which you want to area the new air vent on your created-in, measure, and mark. Utilizing the oscillating device, slice out a rectangular area.

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 bottom of the rectangular gap you just cut, connect the new vent with screws to the toe kick.

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Stage 4 – Connect Flexible Duct

Use the furnished metal strip to attach the versatile duct to the back of the vent. (Our metal strip place up a bit of a fight, so we bolstered it with duct tape.)

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

Move 5 – Attach Flex Duct to Box and Position Cabinet/Crafted-In on Top

Stretch out the adaptable duct underneath the corner banquette crafted-in, and attach it to the box on the floor with the kit’s metal stripping. We reinforced ours yet again with duct tape so no air escapes.

Place the cabinet or built=in on top rated of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can connect the toe kick grate to the entrance after painting.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Step 6 – Prep and Paint

I went by way of my typical cupboard portray course of action given that this corner banquette is extremely a great deal like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander applying medium/fantastic grit
  • Vacuum and tack fabric absent dust
  • Implement liquid sander deglosser
  • Key with shellac based mostly primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Check out out that deep, desaturated olive eco-friendly! It blends beautifully with our far more vivid hunter green kitchen area cupboards while nonetheless emotion like a neutral. Appreciate! The colour is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall while we ended up at it so the young ones 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 not able to wait to see some fairly striped cushions on this bench quickly, but it appears to be so excellent presently!

This linear chandelier is perfect for the slim rectangular dining table that will go in this article before long. Due to the fact this house is windowless, and this corner feels so dim, we additional sconce containers to give it some further enable.

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

I strategy to go back and paint the vent cover the very same Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to blend with the rest of the corner banquette so it will just about vanish.

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

Are you setting up to see the vision choose shape in this little eating nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating problem? We have an economical wall treatment prepared future to include some added dimension that I just can’t wait around to present you!

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