The Hood That Doug Built

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…


White Kitchen

And to prevent you from scrolling back and forth…

Kitchen Transformation

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 FarmhouseIn My Own Style, My Fabuless Life, Thistlewood Farms, East Coast Creative


 OH MY GOODNESS! We were featured!!


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19 thoughts on “The Hood That Doug Built

  1. Amber,
    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!

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