Farmhouse Stove Top Cover: DIY Project under $20

We FINALLY had a day without rain over the weekend and I was super excited to get outside in the sunshine and work on a fun new project. This is one that I have wanted to do for quite some time but never got around to it. I don’t know about everyone else but I have a glass stove top and sometimes it feels like no matter how much you clean it, it can still look dirty. I’ve tried all different cleaners and methods but it is almost impossible to keep that new, clean look. After expressing my frustrations to my mom one day, she put the idea in my head to make my own farmhouse stove top cover.

This project cost me about $20 and is very easy to make if you have the tools. I think the hardest part was watching paint dry because I have no patience…at all.

Here is a list of supplies to make this project:

  • 3 8ft 1″x4″ boards (depending on the size of your stove)
  • 2 handles
  • Wood stain/paint
  • sander
  • Nail gun
  • drill

The size of my stove is 30″ x 21.5″. I cut 6 boards at 30″ long and laid them out side by side. The width came out to just about 20″ which was the perfect size.

So here is where I messed up a little bit. I got excited, skipped the measurement part, and went straight to Home Depot to pick up some wood. Unfortunately, I was one board short so I did not have enough to cut the handles. Luckily I had a piece of scrap wood on hand but it was already painted white. I decided to keep it white and went with a dark stain on the others. I gave the boards a quick sanding on both sides before moving on to stain.

For stain I used Varathane in the color Kona, which is my all time favorite. I applied using on old t-shirt and then wiped off any excess.

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Once the boards were all stained and dry I laid them back out. I measured the width of each end and cut 2 pieces for the handles. The boards did not lay perfectly straight so each side was a little bit different. I gave the handles a quick coat of white paint to help clean them up.

At this point I was ready to put all the pieces together. Here is where it got a little tricky. I did not want to nail into the front of the handles so I had to had to lay all the pieces out upside down. First I laid the handles out 30″ apart and then placed the rest of the boards on top.

I lined all the boards up and secured with a nail gun and 1″ nails.

After I flipped the boards over here is what it looked like.

I did a top coat because this is something that I would be using in the kitchen and we all know how messy that can get. I ended up doing two coats of polyurethane just to be safe. This also made the color of the wood really pop! Luckily I have a gas heater that helped speed up the drying time in between.

The last step is to drill on your handles. I found these rustic handles at Home Depot super cheap for $1.50 each.

And here is the finished piece! The best part about this is that it also doubles as a GIANT serving tray. This would work great if you are throwing a little get together and serving snacks OR you could just leave it on the stove and hide that mess underneath 😉

If you enjoyed this Farmhouse Stove Top Cover then check out my DIY Personalized Farmhouse Serving Tray here!

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