– circular saw
– pine lengths
Like I said the other day, when I do my DIYs I always try before I commit or I build it so it can be changed down the track! Same principle with the brick fire place, it felt too heavy for the area – too much texture so I went with my Plan B! I kept our old laundry bench tops because I knew if I didn’t like the brick I could just cut new bench tops and replace, which I did. I haven’t finished this area yet, but I built a frame that slips over our old range hood so if I change my mind I can take it off!
* if you watched my DIY videos on my Instagram at Bonniesfarmhouse you will see I changed my mind again while doing this DIY*
STEP 1:- Build your frame…
– I used spare timber we had left over from our carport and also screws we already had. Majority of my DIYs are done using materials I already have around the house, this saves money and helps to recycle!
– I designed the range hood so it could just sit over our existing range hood, I also made sure there was clearance so I could put my hand up to turn on the light and fan.
STEP 2: install into the studs…
– Hubby cut out sections of the cornice so I could slip the frame up into the roof and screw into the studs.
STEP 3: start adding the shiplap….
– cut the shiplap to length and nail into the timber. I added extra supports around the bottom to nail the shiplap into.
– I used two nails and string to get the corner angle.
STEP 4: To finish off the joins…..
– to finish of the joins I used small timber lengths and beading.
Finish- I used the left over paint from our house to paint the hood, it’s the same colour as the shiplap wall in our kitchen.
Total cost $57.00
I still need to finish this area and I will hopefully do it this week!