Who made this choice? Surely it was the same person who purchased our old bisque-colored refrigerator and all of our smoke detectors–yes, they are also bisque. Ack. With our recent refrigerator upgrade, and a full kitchen reno still a year or so away, we weren’t ready to replace the hood (we are dreaming of a BIG one when we do), but I did want to make it blend in.
I thought about doing this when I originally painted the cabinets
, but I wasn’t sure of the process, or if I needed special paint. Turns out, there are about 10 ways to paint your range hood, and I’m sure most would work. Ours fell into a very special category: our range hood serves no purpose. Sure, every once in awhile, we switch the light on. But I can honestly say, I don’t think we ever used the exhaust fan and most importantly, our hood has NEVER been hot or even warm. Only one of our burners really works, so the hood doesn’t absorb a bunch of heat. If it did get hot or even warm, I would have used special paint that can withstand high heat–commonly used to paint the inside of fire places. Instead, I just used what we already had on hand.
First, I cleaned it really well with soap and water to remove all the dust and grease. Once it dried, I slapped on 2 coats of Zinsser water-based primer for all surfaces and 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Advance paint in Mountain Peak White (the same primer and paint I used for our cabinets). Easy Peasy and loads better on the eyes.
And while we’re in the kitchen, it is worth mentioning that I found a clock that I have been envisioning going above our new open shelving
. Although we loved our handwritten Tad Carpenter quote propped up there, you couldn’t see the whole thing! You couldn’t see what it was that “I loved most”!
So we replaced it with this clock (our only wall clock in the house right now–hooray for not relying on cell phones and oven clocks to tell time!) which we found at Ross for $16.99.
Oh, and our “happy pots
” got a nice shiny glaze on them, too. :) And since this post has already veered from bisque-colored range hoods, I couldn’t leave you wondering where that Tad Carpenter quote ended up. It’s in the newly-not-stenciled hallway
, along with the temple painting I did:
There you have it: a fresh new look for an old range hood, a new wall clock, glossy pots and relocated art. What a Wednesday!
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