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diy gold range hood — simple + renter-friendly appliance makeover

After swapping all my kitchen hardware to gold, I found myself wishing I had a gold range to match. I didn’t want to spend thousands replacing it JUST so that it would be gold and I didnt want to fully commit by painting it — just in case I changed my mind or we move.

I found the PERFECT solution that is temporary (aka also renter friendly) but still looks like real metal. I now have a gold range hood that matches my hardware perfectly and I’m showing you how to diy yours too.

faq

01. Do the seems hide easily?

a — yes! You actually can’t see them unless you’re up close and then it actually looks like metal panels

02. Can this be done to a white dishwasher and white refrigerator?

a — I would think yes! It seems to stick super well so as long as you applied it smoothly I think it would work! 🙌 I wallpapered my fridge for a similar effect but now wishing I did it gold

03. Do they make longer rolls than the ~24” ones you used? I feel like it would be easier to apply as one sheet vs multiple.

a — they don’t yet, because it’s relatively new I think — but honestly the multiple sheets made it easier to work around the curves and edges

diy gold range hood — simple + renter-friendly

diy gold range hood — simple + renter-friendly

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

here's how to get a custom gold hood vent that is damage-free and temporary but looks like real metal

Materials

custom template supplies (for cutting around buttons)

Tools

  • utility knife
  • towel or sponge (for cleaning)
  • optional — cricut (for making a custom template)

Instructions

01. clean the hood vent throughly

you want to make sure to remove all dust and grease from the hood vent so the vinyl will adhere well — use a cleaner like TSP if your hood is especially dirty


02. apply vinyl, smoothing as you go

Starting at the top, apply the first sheet of vinyl and smooth downward and outward as you apply. Use your fingers to press any air bubbles out of the vinyl and over to the edges of the vent.

CORNERS — the vinyl is thin and flexible enough to be able to wrap around corners seamlessly

SEAMS — line up the next sheet of vinyl where the previous one stopped and apply so that the edges are flush. The seams won't be noticeable unless you're very close and the seams look like metal paneling, so you can place them intentionally for a realistic look

03 cut around buttons, vents, etc.

You can use a utility knife to cut around the buttons and other areas like air intake vents. Or you can create a custom template using a cricut for a perfectly clean cut.

Notes

SAFETY DISCLAIMER — Please fully research your hood vent before attempting this project to know if it can work with a vinyl application. Cara Newhart recommends that you try all projects safely. Use appropriate safety gear and abide by individual tool requirements and safety advice when operating machinery. By participating in any DIY project or taking instructional advice such as this, there is always a possibility of injury. If you do take part in DIY Projects or follow any Never Skip Brunch project tutorial, you agree that you do so at your own risk. You also agree that you are voluntarily participating in these activities and will assume all risk of injury to yourself. Cara Newhart & Never Skip Brunch LLC are not responsible for any injury caused by the user when implementing any plans or projects on from her content and tutorials. You also agree to release and discharge Cara Newhart and Never Skip Brunch LLC. from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Never Skip Brunch and Never Skip Brunch LLC. negligence.

I'm Cara, the designer & diy queen behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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