My husband was the engineer/carpenter on this project, and I was the painter. He started out building a simple wood box that he took all the way to the ceiling. Then when he put the trim back, he ran it around the front of the box.
This is what the old fan looked like before the DIY “upgrade.”
Once all of the trim was on, we added finials and a shelf that will be perfect to decorate according to the season. We sanded, primed, and painted, and it is a wonderful addition to our home. To see more of this project and the other kitchen projects we have completed, please visit our blog: http://the2seasons.com/2016/11/13/our-new-kitchen-hood/