Many, if not all, of our Dutch colonial projects
start at Plan A but end up at Plan B, or Plan C, or beyond . . .
Take our range hood. Please.
The tape marks the size + location of our Plan A,
which we carefully planned + about which I recently blogged.
G.O. was going to build ours with wood, painted white.
Here is our inspiration:
We soon realized that this was a way more complicated
+ time-consuming project than we had anticipated.
Our Plan A quickly switched to Plan B!
Here it is — the Datid range hood from IKEA:
I love those decorative rails very much
+ have long wanted this hood for my own kitchen.
Its cost, $679, was more than we wanted to spend,
but sometimes, these things can’t be helped.
Yes, even though it’s quite perfect,
I still wished to tweak the design just a bit.
Since our kitchen appliances are white with stainless accents,
I asked G.O. to spray paint the body of our new hood white,
leaving the decorative apron + rails stainless.
(Please notice our white + stainless dishwasher in the background.)
Here is the painting, in progress:
G.O. is using Rust-oleum Appliance Spray Epoxy
from the home center:
I am very anxious to see this final bit of kitchen FINISHED,
at long last.
I’ll keep you all posted, so stay tuned!