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From Traditional To Beach Chic

Our new house needed a kitchen "place"-lift.
Time: 8 Hours Cost: $250 Difficulty: Easy
We just moved to Florida from up north. I wanted our new home to be light and airy. I used Coastal Colors "Steel My Heart" "Summers Fog" "AHA" "Sea Spray" and "Rachael". I love the travel/Davey Joans Locker/Tommy Bahama Look, but I also like to change up color frequently. So with these tones it alows me to add pops of any color I feel...teal, coral, blue...even yellow.
When we moved into the house it was very dark and traditional. I had enough of that up north and need a lighter feeling. The cabinets were in poor shape and afer we sell our house up north we will do a whole new kitchen, but this was a fun quick fix. Since I do this for a living it was easy and I had all the supplies. The counters were faux granite and easy to paint over with Coastal Colors Beach Chic Paint and their sealer Liquid Steel. I wanted the center island to pop out as a separate piece of furniture. (notice the pantry doors on left)
Voila! My Coastal Colors Kitchen. The back splash I just followed the pattern that was there with different shades of the Coastal Colors "gray-ieges" and sanded and sealed with Liquid Steel. Added my touch of art work on the top.
The center island now looks like a vintage server I may have picked up on the side of the road. A change of knobs really topped it off. She looks like she'd been sitting in an old ship.
I took the boring button knobs off pantry door and created these and hung twine tassels and seashells.

To see more: http://www.coastalcolors.info

Ask the creator about this project

  • Pat S
    Pat S Titusville, FL
    on Jan 7, 2015

    Love it, especially the Island! Always amazing what a little paint and imagination can do.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 7, 2015

    OMG this is so cool! That island is to die for!!

  • Refunk Your Junk
    Refunk Your Junk Palm Coast, FL
    on Jan 7, 2015

    thank you so much Hannah!!!! means a lot to me!

  • Kristy Lingebach
    Kristy Lingebach Jacksonville, FL
    on Jan 7, 2015

    The island counter is amazing! Beautiful Florida home :-)

  • Stacey @addisonmeadowslane
    Stacey @addisonmeadowslane Indianapolis, IN
    on Jan 7, 2015

    I love That island! I want to move to Florida now just So I'll have a reason to paint an octopus on my counter.lol It's beautiful Awesome job!

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