Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DIY Farmhouse Range Hood


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I can not believe it has been 4 years since Mr. Front Porch and I tackled our kitchen makeover project in our previous home. Our French Farmhouse kitchen makeover is one my top blog posts ever! I look back on it even now and can not believe the transformation. It makes me just as happy that the new owners love it as much as we did. 
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Here we are 4 years later and who would have guessed we would be in a new home and starting over! I get asked all the time why we just did not have the builder do everything for us since we built our home. The answer is multi layered but to make it short and sweet our builder is not a custom home builder so we could only go so far with it. Also the selections we had to choose from where not what we were looking for so we opted to leave things out like our backsplash so we could pick out what we truly wanted and not pay for things we did not want.
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When making our selections we kept in mind what our plans were for our new kitchen. I knew I wanted a custom farmhouse range hood so when it was time to choose our range hood style I chose the style that I knew would work best for what I had envisioned. 
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The first thing we needed to do to transform our range hood was to take the front trim work off. We had asked them not to install it but they said no they had to. We figured simple enough. Just one extra step for us but what do ya do!?LOL. It was super easy to remove it. I went thru and scored all the way around the trim work with a utility knife.
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With a flat head screw driver and a little tapping the trim work popped right off.
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After we removed the nails we went thru and trimmed off the layers of paint where the trim work had been so that we could have a flat service to work with. This we did just with the flat head screwdriver. 
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We placed the range hood front back on and this is how it looked. Note I had already added some wrought iron brackets underneath. 
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Here is where my favorite wood comes into play. I used these Poplar pieces at our previous home when I designed the custom wainscoting in the dining room and then one of our hallways. It is a bit pricey but the quality is great plus minimal cutting!
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We placed the Poplar pieces on the range hood with liquid nails and finishing nails. We used pennies to space the boards out. Note we did not place any finishing nails near the front because we want to be able to still pop the front cover off if work is needed to be completed. 
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Overall the process went fairly quickly. The most time consuming part was the fact that we had to measure and cut and then install before we could move on the the next piece.
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I used painters tape to help hold the pieces in the back in place. The nail gun would not fit in that tight space so I used a bit more glue to help it out.
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Next up came these 12 ft barnwood tongue and groove planks from Home Depot. 
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We used the planks to create the bottom piece of the range hood. Today I will be taking the tape down so that I can start priming and painting the range hood. I can not wait to see how it looks! Even like this I walk in the kitchen and it makes me smile!

Be sure to check back for the reveal plus some other projects that I have been working on these past few weeks. P.s. Ya see that island. It will be getting a make over as well!

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23 comments:

  1. It is turning out great! We are doing the same with our builder. Knowing that we will have a few projects to work on after we move in is fine with us!

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    1. Thank you Penny! I love the fact that we have become so great at DIY because there is nothing like walking around the house and thinking we did that! I love the memories it makes as well. For the most part we are pleasant to each other!LOL.

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  2. Ooohhhhh!!! I luv, luv, luv! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Thank you Gee! Can not wait to see your kitchen project!

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  3. Looks great Pamela and can't wait to see the final reveal.

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    1. Thank you Kim. Next up I think will be the backsplash or island....can't decide just yet.

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  4. Amazing transformation. I love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! Hope your week is going well.

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  5. Amazing...you guys are good! The hood is so much more spectacular than anything one could buy. I am SO looking forward to seeing everything once completed, Pamela!

    Jane x

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    1. Jane thanks friend! I have wanted a hood like this for some time now and am so happy we were able to accomplish it. Now to get the tike work competed and the island. Hope you are keeping warm!

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  6. While I know we aren't supposed to be envious of others, shoot, just can't help it. Want my kitchen to be pretty. Hubs just not into making improvements. His credo is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Guess it depends on whose opinion counts, mine or his. Would be happy to get cabinets painted, think would make big difference in how I feel about kitchen. Would it myself but never seem to do anything right according to hubs.
    Love your new kitchen and your incredible range hood. Love it all. Can hardly wait til we get to see final reveal.
    We did get portable island painted white, that really helped lighten up kitchen.
    Will you be installing subway tile across entire wall? Love your new cabinets, style and color.
    Enjoy rest of week

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    1. My hubs was just like yours until a while back. He just woke up one day and was like hey we can do this let's do this and we have not stopped since!:) Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to visit. Your island sounds perfect!

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    2. Oh I forgot to answer your tile question, we are actually going to be taking the white subway down. We just had them throw it up there because we HAD to have one per builder behind the range. They didn't do a good job installing so it is uneven in areas and drives me crazy. I have new tile picked out and hope to start on it this weekend!:)

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  7. Your elbow grease paid off! Hands down, this is a pretty redo!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy! Almost done painting it. Can not wait to reveal it! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by to visit.

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  8. You are on the right track!! It's going to feel like you in no time at all. :)

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  9. Pamela, it looks farmhouse fabulous...love it!

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  10. I'm as excited to see the final product as you are! Love the direction you're going.

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  11. It's going to look great Pamela. Can't wait to see it!

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  12. oh its looks amazing.. can not wait to see the end results:)

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  13. Pamela, it looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the reveal and what you do with the island. I hope that you enjoy your day!

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  14. Oh how I love seeing what you are up To! It makes me happy to find a new post.

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  15. Love the range hood and what a great job!

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