DIY Stove Top Cover

We have gradually been replacing the appliances in our kitchen, but since the stove top still works just fine, it will be the last one to go. However, since it is stained and ugly, it is a major eyesore in our cozy kitchen.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone and built an easy-to-make cover for it that covers the ugliness and creates more counter space. It really comes in handy when we are entertaining. Since our guests end up in the kitchen anyway, I just set the bar up in there. And when we aren't entertaining, it is the perfect disguise for the stove.
Before I had the cover, this is what the area looked like. It's not so bad until you get closer and see how worn the finish on the stove really is.
I bought pine and had it cut at Home Depot and then created a wooden lid based on the measurements of our stove. After it was assembled, I stained it and then added several coats of polyurethane. To see how it is made, please visit our blog:

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  • CJ CJ on Sep 16, 2019

    I LOVE it and I WANT it!!! However, is yours a GAS range?? Mine is....wouldn't that be dangerous, with pilot lights, natural gas and all???


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  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Aug 06, 2020

    To the 2 Seasons. If I could make a small suggestion. You have your spice rack above the stove top. It would be better, if they could be stored in a cupboard, or at least away from the stove top heat; as heat can degrade the quality of the herbs. That way, they will last longer and retain their flavour. By the way; I think you idea is 'magic'.

  • Jan piner Jan piner on Aug 28, 2021

    Our Labradoodle turned on our range. I had a large glass cutting board resting on my stove top. After two years we’re still finding slivers of glass in the kitchen from the explosion. Be careful what you put on yours. He also stole a tenderloin from the counter, but that’s another story.

    • Jri55467586 Jri55467586 on Jan 06, 2022

      We adopted a retired greyhound dog racer. She just walked up to our dining table and took our prime rib roast. We didn't have to fight her much to get it back. LOL