Saturday, March 20, 2010

the kitchen chronicles - Part 9

The Range Hood Mantle

The Range Hood is coming... but first let me show you a little mantle (or shelf) that gets placed on the front of the hood.

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So here is a quick (really quick) how to ~
Let me start with this… MDF is your friend.  It will always be easy to get along with, never rough and grainy, hardly ever needs sanding, primes and paints perfectly and will never give you splinters.  Love your MDF.
So, start with making a basic MDF box, (we only mitered edges at the front).
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Add trim with mitered edges.
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Prime and paint and add a little sumthin’ to make it pretty!
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Attach it to the hood…. 
(I PROMISE you will eventually see it!)  SOON.
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  1. love it! a hood mantle is on my kitchen wish list!

  2. Lisa he I jumped over from your comment on my blog that mantel is looking awesome. Looking forward to going through your other posts.


  3. Looks like things are really coming along based on your last two posts! You are so talented - I can't imagine being able to do all this! You go girl!


  4. Looks beautiful...can't wait to see it up!

    Blessings, Grace

    *Stop by my blog to enter my giveaway!*

  5. Your kitchen is going to look just AMAZING!


  6. Thanks for selling me on MDF. I haven't used it yet. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  7. This looks so great!! Can't wait to see it all finished :) Thanks for stopping by my little blog..and for your sweet comment :)

  8. Coooool.... what a pretty piece! You're getting there! Squeal! Bet it feels like forever.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  9. It looks great. I also used beadboard, i love the stuff. Cant agree with you on the mdf though, my experience with it has not been the greatest and i honestly prefer plywood, but to each her own. Good job!


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