Friday, May 16, 2014

diy metal range hood...

After living with a Tuscan style kitchen for the past eight years I set out to give it a more
 modern vibe. A DIY a metal hood was one of my goals for my kitchen makeover in the
 One Room Challenge. I wanted simple and inexpensive, my plan was to cover my
 existing drywall and decorative tiles on my hood with sheets of metal. After a few trips
 to local sheet metal shops, and encountering lots of eye-rolling, I found out there was
 more to it than showing up with my template and asking them to cut some pieces of
 metal for me. :)  Onto Plan B - I cruised the aisles of Home Depot in search of any metal
I could cut on my own, but struck out.


I resorted to trying paint but wasn't optimistic.
 In my wildest dreams I didn't expect it to truly look like metal, I was thrilled!
I knew it was perfect when discriminating Detail Boy got home from school and 
said, 'Oh, you put the metal up."   

This, my friends, is amazing!

Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint

I wouldn't have given this 2 oz. bottle of 'craft paint' a second thought, but I saw a painted sample in
Michaels and it had the exact metallic look I was going for. After reading more, these features sold me:

 *High Performance use on wood, glass, metal, fabric
 *Highly pigmented color provides superior coverage 
     *Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surface
*UV and weather resistant for use indoor or outdoor
        *Dishwasher safe   *Water Based Non-toxic   *Made in USA   

 Next I was on a mission to find a material that I could use as the decorative
 metal strips, however, it needed to be flexible to follow the curve in my existing hood.
Wandering through Home Depot with an open mind I had lawn edging,
 metal door thresholds, and roofing material in my cart before I found the ideal product. 

8' Strips of flexible PVC Lattice in two different widths @ $4.00/ 8' strip.
BIG bonus, they'd be easy to cut! 

I wanted them gold and used another Martha Stewart favorite - liquid gilding,
to give them a brass look. I used a foam brush to apply the gilding.

I used tape to visualize where I wanted strips and measured the 
lattice accordingly. 

I borrowed my dad's miter box, to cut 45 degree angles on the strips at the front corners. 
All the other strips were straight cuts. 

After making the cuts I filed the edges smooth.

I attached the strips with small finishing nails, they easily go through the PVC,
I placed them in the grout line instead of pounding them into the tile. My strips fit the
 space I had perfectly.

Before determining the exact number of strips I wanted I did a mock up.

I purchased oversized nailheads from a fabric store,
they hold the strips against the 'metal' hood and serve as decorative rivets.
They easily pushed into the PVC and then then directly into the drywall.


The total cost:  $68.00

6 bottles of Martha Stewart Metallic Paint -  $12.00
2 bottles of Martha Stewart Gilding -   $9.00
9  8' PVC Strips - $32.00
Nailheads - $15.00   

I know not everyone has the exact hood situation as I did, and some tweaking
would most likely be necessary, but hopefully my project will give you an idea
 of what you could create. Have fun and I love to see it if you try something!

Happy weekend, friends!!   


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I am speechless. Absolutely crazy thinking outside the box and this is why I love you so! The end result looks so professional, I would never have guessed paint and pvc lattice!!!

Just Spiff It said...

You are amazing! During the ORC I admired your hood - never thought it was not the real deal!! It looks fantastic.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Fantastic Pam and love your resourcefulness! What ended up looking like metal all the way around was all plastic and paint, how inexpensive was that! Brilliant DIY, youre the best! Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

gina said...

You did a fantastic job on your kitchen! I wish I had a hood so I could copy what you did....amazing!!!

Dianne said...

This is amazing! I loved every ORC post you did but when I saw the hood I could not believe it. You outdid yourself!!! Love the kitchen.

Cathy Wall said...

I can't get over this hood transformation and $68 to do it? You have got to be kidding. A creative and open mind as well as some ingenuity and viola, a gorgeous hood!!! What is the next big project at your house???!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it is amazing. so so amazing. everything looks better with a touch of gold.

Kim said...

You rocked this project my dear … I love your creative brain! xo

Denise Greenwood said...

You have got to be kidding me!! You had me fooled for sure!! I totally thought it was metal!! What a brilliant solution!! Amazing Pam, simply amazing!

Haley said...

Wow! I never would have guessed this was painted PVC. Great thinking!

Scribbler said...

This is about the cleverest thing I have ever seen! I love MS craft paints -- they cost a little more than some others, but they are so worth it because they stick to everything. I am definitely filing away this idea.

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

This looks amazing!!! Super impressed!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

The is very AMAZING! Your ability matches your creativity!

Leslie said...

Incredible Pam! You've done such an amazing job with the kitchen. Everything looks great! Enjoy your Friday. xxleslie

Connie said...

I am so impressed with your imagination, building skills, and frugal makeover...not to mention your perseverance in finding materials that would work. Looks great and you did it all yourself. Love your wonderful blog!

penny said...

I think we need to create a new word for that transformation, because that goes beyond amazing . I never would have thought you could achieve what you did with the materials you used. ..Mind. Blown. Congrats!

Charlotte said...

Thank you so much for this informative post. I need to revamp my hood but had no idea where to start....Now I do....Thanks again!!!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Where there's a will there's a way! Your creativity and perseverance resulted in nothing short of amazing. I might just steal a few of your ideas to DIY my own kitchen hood :)

Vel Criste said...

$68????!! This must be the most affordable bang-fo-your-buck kitchen upgrade yet Pam!!!I absolutely love it and made me wish I had a similar hood like yours!!!!!

Julia Konya said...

Wow, really that is great paint. The hood is the bomb.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You are totally a GENIUS!!! I can't believe my eyes!!! It's gorgeous!! If I had a hood I'd copy it in a second!!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You are one smart cookie! How cool that the paint worked out...easiest and cheapest option ever! I love how you added the rivet detail and brass strips. Makes me wish I had a hood to make over!

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

If I had a vent hood, I would be doing this project! It looks amazing!

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

This is seriously one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. You are so creative to be able to think like this!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Pam, this is just totally genius! Especially the detail with the PVC strips and nailheads. Your whole kitchen looks just fabulous!

therelishedroost said...

Absolutely great job !! Love it!

StagerLinda said...

OK Pam--you are the Master. I bow at your feet. I don't even get how you figured all this out, hunted and found the correct products and then succeed in doing it all. I'm so not crafty or smart and am in awe of your MAD SKILLS!

Shelia Dowd said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Love it! One day I will have enough confidence to redo my kitchen! You make it look so easy!

figtreesundays said...

I thought you covered it in metal when I read the reveal post! I have some brushed nickel sconces I picked up on clearance for our bedroom than need to be made gold. Now I know a couple products to try! Thanks :)

Bethany DeVore said...

You're a genius Pam!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well how smart are you and no one would know it isn't really metal without you telling them.

Michelle Sabatini said...

Your kitchen looks great! Will you be blogging soon about how you liked your paint sprayer? I'm in the market to buy one and am wondering if you liked yours???

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Michelle - You didn't have an email for me to reply to, but if you email me I'll give you some additional info. if you'd like. Unfortunately, my photos were too poor for a post, so I need to do another project to give a full tutorial, but I LOVED IT!! I used the HomeRight Finish Max Pro and it was super easy and gave me a great professional finish on my cabinets. I've just loaned it to my brother, he's painting cabinets in his garage. Thanks!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely stunning! I wish I had your creative mind...and talent. :) So many technical issues here for the past couple months so I'm late to the party. Your kitchen is so very spacious and beautiful!


Patricia Krank said...

Gorgeous kitchen and I love what you've done with the range hood! Thanks for sharing the "how to".

Brayden D. said...

Stunning! Could you tell me what size the nail heads are? Yours look to be the perfect size I have been searching for.
Thanks you!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Brayden - They are just shy of an inch by about 1/16. Thanks for reading!

Brayden D. said...

Thank you for the quick response!

mrsla1 said...

Help! I can not find the nail head tacks you used. Or anything like them. I am in the middle of this project and am desperate to finish. DO you remember where you got them or the brand??

pam {simple details} said...

Hi mrsla1 - I'm so excited to hear you're tackling this projecti! I bought them here in Denver at a local fabric store, Colorado Fabrics (303)730-2777. I'm not sure if they'd be willing to put some in the mail for you. I'd describe them as silver rivet looking nailheads, just shy of an inch in diameter. They have small bins of numerous types/colors/sizes available and it doesn't indicate any brand name. Let me know if they can't help, I'd be happy to pick some up for you if you email me. I don't have your email address with your comment. :)

Angelica Kalatzi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

That looks amazing!!! Something is still feeling 'undone' with my Kitchen and Jennifer linked me over to this project!!! Now my wheels are spinning! I'd love your opinion if you get a chance to pop over to my blog today. :) xoxo

Sheila M. Miller said...

This is really a creative design and I like it most. It looks like real. Just amazing. A simple job can make a range hood gorgeous. Thank for sharing a great thought.

Toothfairy Garden said...

WOW!!! I am truly impressed by this project and your creativity!!!! BRAVO!!! I have the exact same hood, minus the decorative tiles around it (mine is just some molding). I will definitely try this. I was about to purchase a very expensive brass hood and now I will take this project on. THANK YOU:)

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