If I am being honest (which TBH I usually am), I don’t love hood ranges that are over a kitchen island. They seem out of place to me and make it difficult to see all the way through the kitchen. I think every kitchen designer should design them up against kitchen walls, but I am not every kitchen designer.
Even though I don’t like them, we moved into a house with a hood range over the island. I hate it. It was stainless steel and boxy, so even trying to cover it was going to be hard. Here is what the hood range looked like when we moved in.
Pretty bad, right? Like I‘ve seen a lot of stainless steel hood ranges. Some of them are great! But this one is not even close to that category.
At first, my plan was to cover this in pretty stained wood planks to bring out some of the rustic vibes happening with that floor. However, the more I through about it and the more I planned it out, I was really worried about the weight of the wood on top of the weight of the range. So I went to Plan B.
I was using black and gold as the metals in this room so I went to Pinterest to see if I could find a gold and black hood range that I loved. I found this one that Addison’s Wonderland used in one of her designs, and I am obsessed with it.
Once I found this, I decided I wanted to go with a black hood range with gold accent trim. I did some research and got really creative with some ideas to turn my hood range into a beautiful one. Here is what I did:
Hood Range Facelift
1. Cover everything under the hood range in plastic tarps. I mean everything. Spray paint gets everywhere.
2. Carefully spray the spray paint over the stainless steel. Working in short and even sprays. Use multiple coats to cover the stainless steel.
3. Using the 1 in Vinyl Tape, tape the bottom edge of the hood range.
4. Using the 1/4 in Vinyl Tape, tape the part of the hood range where the rectangle part meets the widest part of the hood range.
5. For some of yall, the gold in the gold vinyl might work, but for us, it didn’t match the rest of the hardware. The rest of the hardware was more of a brushed gold so it was not as harsh as the gold tape. To tone down the gold, I rubbed the rub ‘n buff all over the tape using my finger and q-tip.
It is not a perfect match for the inspiration pic, but it is just what I needed. The best news is it cost less that $50 to do, which is always a win in my book!
Do you guys like the black or stainless steel better?
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