December 30, 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to nominate this guy for Father of the Year…just check this out:
Yep. Hate it for the rest of you but my dad, CLEARLY won.
He’s pretty much amazing.
He was determined to build something after showing him links like this and this.
I kept saying over and over and over it was not a big deal and we could live with the black hood but once he gets a project in his mind, it’s kind of stuck. Hence the whole yellow house adventure….we would not even be in this house without his guidance and wisdom!
Anyway, back to the hood….over that weekend, he kept sending me pictures like this:
He kept asking if I wanted a shelf but I could.not.decide. He said of course he could do the best of both worlds (see text above).
Then, last Monday, with the help of my brother, it looked like this!
What!?!?!? Oh yes!!
For those of you DIYers that can build something like, here is a source list:
2 sheets 1/4″ oak hardwood
2-2 1/4″x8′ crown modling
1-8′ piece of corner molding
You can tell from the pictures how he pieced it together.
The hardest part will definitely be the exhaust so I’ll update it once we get the exhaust in and functioning. For now, the hood is not functional but the front panel piece comes off so he and Russ can easily install it.
What do you think?
Here’s where we started:
And here we are now…
And to prevent you from scrolling back and forth…
Thanks, Dad! I love you!
To show off my dad’s awesome work, I’m linking up here: DIY Show Off, Home Stories A to Z, The Shabby Nest, Cozy Little House, The Blissful Bee,The Turquoise Home, A Place of My Taste, The Happy Housie, I Heart Naptime, Tatertots and Jello, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Today’s Creative Blog, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Lamberts Lately, Simply Designing, Tiny Sidekick, Persia Lou, Upcycled Treasures, City of Creative Dreams, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom , Redhead Can Decorate, twelveOeight, Your Homebased Mom, Soho Sonnet, Delineate Your Dwelling, Dream a Little Bigger, Two it Yourself, Just a Girl and Her Blog, One Krieger Chick, Dolen Diaries, Made to be a Momma, Living Well Spending Less, City Farmhouse, In My Own Style, My Fabuless Life, Thistlewood Farms, East Coast Creative
OH MY GOODNESS! We were featured!!
Wow, your hood looks amazing! Your dad is very talented…it’s awesome to have a handy guy around to make your DIY dreams come true, isn’t it? 😉 I am completely flattered and floored that my hubby built hood was one of your inspirations! You just totally made my day! Wishing you a fabulous New Year in your dreamy new kitchen!
Thank you for your sweet words! It’s such a process, isn’t it? Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home!:)
That is an impressive hood! How lucky you are to have such a great dad:)
Thanks for stopping by and saying such sweet things about our tree;)
Thank you! He is pretty amazing!
I loved checking out your blog and hope to do so on a regular basis!
WOWZA MADOWZA! I am picking my jaw up off the floor! The hood was cool enough but the whole dang kitchen is amazing! Awesome! Your dad is a sweetie!
You definitely made me smile.;) thank you for your kind words! I really should do a post about the kitchen…we use stock unfinished Lowe’s cabinets and laminate countertops.:)
Beautiful! What an awesome dad!
We would love for you to come link up Mondays 8:00am EST at Your Designs This Time.
Thank you so much!! I would love to join! Thank you for the invitation!
Thank you for linking up with us! Can’t wait to see what you share next Monday!