Lately I’ve been having the most fun,
planning the range hood for our Dutch colonial kitchen.
In our current hacienda, we have one of these restaurant-style hoods from IKEA:
I thought this was so daring + cutting edge! HA!
I was too scared to spring it on
so I waited until we were IN the kitchen dept. at IKEA, ordering cabs!
Cue: his “I’m displeased” face.
Thankfully for me, the IKEA girlie was on my side
talked him down from the ledge
persuaded him that it would look cool!
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But please. While I do amuse myself with this anecdote,
I’m also rolling my eyes just a bit,
as I am no longer burdened by fear!
I just point to the bozoputer + show G.O. what I want,
wait for him to loudly veto my idea (as is his way),
+ then proceed as planned.
People. He’s going to end up liking it. Trust me.
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But I digress again.
Re: range hoods!
I’d be so bored if we had the same range hood in the Dutch colonial,
so it’s OUT with the stainless steel + the restaurant styling,
+ onward to plan B!
Here’s plan B:
That range hood is my interpretation of this:
Notice that it’s just a plain Jane box that’s been trimmed out
in a Shaker style, similar to the IKEA cabs we’ll be using:
What’s cool is G.O. can make this for practically free!
Here’s another, this time with a slightly slanted front face:
Nobody loves a glossy bead board kitchen ceiling more than I do.
(Riddle me this: HOW can I persuade G.O. that we ‘need’ a vintage stove?)
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But I digress yet again. Back to the range hoods.
My plans include tricking things out just a tad,
with some small brackets + a shelf, just like this:
Okay, so now I’m majorly obsessing about blue transfer ware platters.
Excuse me while I head to etsy + madly search for said-same.
Seriously. You can find almost anything on etsy. Check it out!