Monday, March 30, 2009

Old World Charm


In all of the inspiration kitchens I found, a great structural range hood with lots of detail always jumped out at me. A local store was eliminating their appliance section, and I scored a new range hood for $25. Of course, a plain metal one was not my idea of a charming addition, so DH built a new cover for it with a sheet of sand ply, some scraps of 2x4s, molding that ties it into the rest of the kitchen and a pretty carved wooden piece for the front.

The construction cost for the cover was about $25, so for a total of $50, it was well worth the price to add so much charm. I took leftover glaze from the china cabinet and gave some dimension to it. DH made the project a true labor of love, spending nearly an entire day building it. Bless his heart, because the odd angles of our ceilings were not fun for him. However, I think my reaction when I got home from work that day was almost as excited as Christmas morning when I opened my ring from Tiffany's.
To find some more inspiration, see Kari & Kijsa and the Trash to Treasure gang

15 comments:

ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE it! Looks great! I'm going to be looking for one... :)

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

I love it :) it really looks awesome :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Well, aren't you clever?! I love it. In fact, I told my daughter about your kitchen remodel as she will be remodeling her kitchen on a budget next year. She loves what you've done. She scored some cabinets from a friends house that they didn't want as they are putting a brand new kitchen in, and my daughter loves the idea of reusing the old ones.

Songbirdtiff said...

What a wonderful addition! For $50 you have increased the value of your home and made it so pretty! Of course pretty is all that really matters. :)

bj said...

This is more than a range hood...it is a piece of art!!
Just beautiful..please tell your sweetie he did a marvelous job building the cover and YOU did a great job painting and glazing...
PERFECT!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Oh my....we are speachless - this is so gorgeous ~ we'd have the same reaction as you did when you saw it....you're a lucky girl!
Cute blog!
Karla & Karrie

kari and kijsa said...

This is an incredible transformation...love the detail on the hood!

Thanks for the inspiration!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, you could totally go into business selling those hoods with a major mark up! Wow!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Sounds like that man is a keeper! He build and buys rings from Tiffanys? It's just beautiful!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Looks like a million!

Jane said...

Unbelievable! That looks like some custom kitchen hood from a magazine. Actually, it is custom. :) You know what I mean tho! Amazing. Gotta file this one away for a rainy day.

Cheryl said...

One word....DANG!

Angie said...

I want one too! I have told my husband I want a pretty hood and shown him pictures of ones I've seen. I am going to show him yours to see if he might can copy it!

Simplicity said...

This is so beautiful! You're DH's craftsmanship is something to behold!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Goodness, that is beautiful!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents