Repurposing an Old Stove Hood

 I’m excited to share our latest project in our kitchen renovation, the repurposing of an old stove hood to make a custom one.

Here is where we started in our small galley kitchen in January.

DIY Stove Hood

The stainless steel stove hood, which never worked, and the upper cabinets were removed and the soffit was knocked down.

DIY stove hood

Before we tackled the stove hood we built a brand new cabinet around the refrigerator, which gave us a ton of storage that we didn’t have before. You can read more about this project here.

DIY refrigerator cabinet unpainted

Next we started our custom, DIY stove hood. The hood that came with the house never worked so we either had to fix it or replace it. 

building a DIY stove hood

Instead of buying a new and expensive custom one, we ended up using the stainless steel hood as a base for our DIY hood. We took all the stainless off and reused the “guts”, which saved us some money. There were no instructions on how to do this but we figured it out and made it work.

underneath DIY stove hood

After we reworked the hood we added sides and framed out the top. We’ll lose a bit of cabinet space here but it’s worth it to have a custom stove hood…that works!

constructing a DIY stove hood

Since the old hood wasn’t vented, we had to add ductwork to vent it outside.

hooking up a DIY stove hood

vented DIY stove hood

Next we added the front panel. 

front panel on DIY stove hood

The challenge for this project was to make a hood that angled out, instead of straight up to the ceiling, so figuring out the angles with the wood and getting it all to fit and look good was the tough part.

adding molding to a DIY stove hood

The molding also took a bit of time to work out. The hubs didn’t want to use nails or screws so we had to glue it. You can see the process of finishing up the hood, here.

adding molding to diy stove hood

The last step was to put a fresh coat of the same paint I used on all the cabinets, Benjamin Moore White Dove, Advance, Satin.

I love how it turned out! So much better than the stainless steel.

finished DIY white stove hood

You can see our new kitchen reveal and a post with our projects and all of our sources…

DIY Kitchen Remodel Reveal

Kitchen Remodel Details


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  1. Wednesday,May 27, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    That really turned out great!! Absolutely ingenious πŸ™‚

    Have a great time on your trip and Happy Birthday to the “21 year old” hubby πŸ˜‰


    • Kristi
      Monday,June 1, 2015 / 1:25 am

      Thanks so much Rue!

  2. Wednesday,May 27, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Gorgeous hood, Kristi! My hubby built ours, too, and it’s my favorite feature in the kitchen. I know you’re going to love it…and no, I am not a fan of stainless steel. I have bisque appliances. I like everything to match and I like the appliances to fade away.

    • Kristi
      Monday,June 1, 2015 / 1:29 am

      Thanks Kim. I love the look of your hood. I’m glad to hear that there are others who don’t like ss. I had bisque appliances in Florida and I liked them so much better than what I have now.

  3. MaryJean
    Wednesday,May 27, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Happy, happy birthday to your hubby!
    I have a SS range and I love. It was exactly what I wanted, but I really don’t want a SS fridge, although I don’t think a white one will look good. My current one is white and we will replacing it soon. I don’t like the way it looks so I guess it will be SS.
    Kitchen is looking good!

    • Kristi
      Monday,June 1, 2015 / 1:35 am

      Thanks so much MJ. I think hubs had a great birthday. Now we have to get back to the real world.
      My ss fridge is just awful with fingerprints, much worse than my stove and dishwasher. I’ve told hubs that I can’t imagine what it would look like if we had kids going in and out of it everyday. Ugh.

  4. Thursday,May 28, 2015 / 9:21 am

    How creative you both are. I have always had white appliances except once in my 20s when I had a moment of madness and bought Harvest Gold. Enjoy Disney and Orlando. I haven’t been there in over 30 yrs and I live in Dayton Beach. LOL

    • Kristi
      Monday,June 1, 2015 / 1:38 am

      Thanks Debbie. Wow, harvest gold…that would be something to have in this day and age. πŸ˜‰

      Disney is my favorite place to visit. When we lived in Florida, we went at least once a month. It’s been 4 years since our last visit so I was pretty excited. It’s really changed in the 30 years since you’ve been. You wouldn’t even recognize it. LOL

  5. Sunday,May 31, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    How fun to have so much more storage in the kitchen! Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done.

    • Kristi
      Monday,June 1, 2015 / 1:41 am

      Thanks Giedre. We really need the storage too. You can never have too much. πŸ˜‰

  6. Tuesday,June 2, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Wow….love the stove hood…great, great job!….Have fun with the Mouse!…We used to live near the Mouse years ago!…

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,June 3, 2015 / 4:07 am

      Thanks so much Shirley. We are back already but we had so much fun with the Mouse. Can’t wait to go back. We used to live near there too. πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,June 3, 2015 / 4:08 am

      Thanks Pamela. I can’t wait until it’s all done.

      I appreciate you stopping by.

  7. Wednesday,June 3, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    The hood looks great! I want to remove our over the range microwave and build a hood just like this.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,June 4, 2015 / 1:30 am

      Thanks Sherry. We talked about putting a microwave there instead, since we don’t have one, but the hubs doesn’t like them above a stove (I don’t understand his reasoning on this but that’s ok). Thanks so much for visiting.

  8. Friday,June 5, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing your creativity on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. Tuesday,June 9, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Oh Girl, You are giving my ideas. I am not sure The Mister wants any more ideas πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,June 10, 2015 / 1:33 am

      I know what you mean. When I start a conversation with “I have a great idea” he just rolls his eyes and grits his teeth. New projects are what Misters are for though, right? πŸ˜‰

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