Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What Happens When You Combine Inspiration, Skilled Carpentry and Boatbuilding Techniques?

You get a fantastic, custom range hood!  About a year ago, I fell in love with this range hood that I saw on The Rozy Home blog.  I knew it would be perfect for the Cherished Bungalow kitchen.  But of course, we had to make it first.

Kyle was up to the task and we started by doing a cardboard mock up - to get a sense of the scale we would need.

I translated this into some drawings and after we tweaked it a bit, he got started.

The curved front was a bit of a challenge, but the guys used some of their tricks from boat building and found a great way to epoxy and clamp it down.

Kyle finished up the trim and did a test fit - just to make sure it was perfect.

Primer coats complete
I started the finishing process, with the metallic paint system from Modern Masters.  The first two coats of primer went on great.  The metallic paint and patina were a bit more challenging - sorry there aren't any photos, but I was frantically trying to get a finish that we liked and didn't have time to stop and take a picture.

Now that it's finished, we love the metallic sheen and the slight patina of the finish.  And it fits like a glove!

This week we hope to get the rest of the kitchen done - as you can see, it desperately needs the crown molding!   And stay tuned for lots more custom touches.  This kitchen is going to be a beauty!!

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  1. That's so amazing!!!I I'm thrilled you were so inspired!!! I love the tweaks. I know I didn't add photos for the curve and I have gotten A TON of emails about it! But you guys knocked it out of the park!!!

    1. I can't thank you enough for the inspiration!!! You did the hard part - we just had to execute!!!


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