We've had this awkward space above our stove for way too long. It's where the hood used to be but it was such an ugly one and wasn't very effective. So we ended up tearing it out so we'd have to get a new one. Well, we never did! But it has been driving me crazy! Eventually we are going to push the cabinets up tight to the ceiling (there's an 8 inch gap as it stands now) and then we'd also get new cabinet fronts/boxes. But again, when that'll happen... who knows?! But that's ok.... we're content! Except for I knew I could do something about that ugly space.
Put a floating shelf in there! One $5 Ikea shelf that we had left over would do the trick. Viola!
Step 1: Measure your space. Measure the board. Mark the spot.
Step 2: Measure your space AGAIN! Measure the board! Don't skip this step! Mark the board.
Step 4: Pre-drill some holes into the surface that you will be screwing the board into.
Step 6: Get you level. No, don't eyeball it, get your level! Make sure the shelf is level!
Step 7: Get your drill again, use the pre-drilled holes to secure the screws through the wood and into the shelf. Make sure the shelf is still level before setting each screw.
here. The oil dispensers is also a DIY project you can find there.