We officially have a range hood for our oven! Our farmhouse kitchen previously had a useless downdraft in our countertop. Because my smoke alarm would go off sometimes when I boiled water I knew we needed a range hood. To save money we DIYed a wood range hood to cover a range hood insert. Our new hood looks so pretty and the white painted really brightens up our former dark kitchen!
DIY Wood Range Hood
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A lot needed to happen in our kitchen before we could add this wood range hood. The first thing we did was take down all the upper cabinets on our oven wall.
Next, we took down the faux beam that ran directly over where our range hood would go.
Although, the beam looked cool it served no purpose (other than cosmetic) and took away from precious ceiling height. (I will be talking more about our faux beams and ceilings in a future post 🙂 Once the cabinets and beam were down we patched all the holes.
Jason built a wood box with 2 by 4’s to attach the vent hood insert to. This is the insert we ordered (here).
Using finished plywood and pine boards he covered over the insert and 2 by 4’s.
He finished off the vent hood with the same crown we are using in the rest of the kitchen.
The range hood was primed and painted white to brighten up the space.
I added white subway tile under the range hood to help finish off the area above our stove.
The classic white subway tile makes this space very easy to clean and it looks beautiful too!
A pot filler was added so I wouldn’t have to carry heavy pots of water back to our stove and it is awesome!
It makes filling our teapot and pots and pans a breeze!
Here is the potfiller we decided to get…Kingston Brass KS3101AL Pot Filler, Metal Lever Handle, Polished Chrome
Lastly, new countertops and shiplap were added to freshen up our stove wall….more on that in another post :).
Despite my pretty stove pictures, we still have so much more to do and A LOT more white paint to add to this kitchen!
We have also expanded this renovation into our dining room as well. Oy. More on that in the future 🙂
I hope to share more posts about our kitchen renovation with you guys soon. To start at the beginning of this huge DIY project you can catch up with what we have done so far below,
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Here’s what we have been up to in this kitchen so far…