I tortured myself for
weeks months trying to decide if I wanted a painted white hood vent or something really rustic to stand out. I usually choose white every time. White cabinets, white counters, I even choose vanilla ice cream HA. (I cant believe I admitted that) …There is just something calming about the simplicity of white.
Anyway! Once I saw the white subway tile wall complete.. I knew it had to be the rustic barn wood!
Here is the frame my amazing engineer husband built. Thats kind of how we work.. he does the real work and builds something and then I just add the pretty 😉 The frame is built around this 36″ range hood insert The full width of the hood is 42″. The cooktop is 36″.
So I took 1 x 6’s cut to size, roughed them up to look old.. nailed them in place…. (here it is before stain)
Then stained with a mix of dark walnut and walnut stain.
There is a big structural exposed beam that frames the kitchen, and matches the hood.. it kind of pulls everything together. I will do a post soon on how we built that beam.
Vent Insert on Amazon: 36″ Windster Hood Insert – 780CFM