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From Traditional To Beach Chic

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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)
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting
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.
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting
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.
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting
I took the boring button knobs off pantry door and created these and hung twine tassels and seashells.
  • from traditional to beach chic kitchen remodel, countertops, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, kitchen island, painting

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

Got a question about this project?

  • Rita
    Rita Henderson, NV

    Hold the phone, Short Stack. Gerry wasn't saying we shouldn't have the freedom to dislike something he was simply saying, and I quote,
    "if your opinion is intolerant, undeservedly harsh and brutally expressed you should keep it to yourself.' " He

  • Amelia
    Amelia Englewood, OH

    I can't express how much I love your kitchen!!!

  • Heather G
    Heather G Dunnellon, FL

    I haven't gone through all the comments...not sure I want to. We also moved from the north that had a 'dark kitchen.' When we built our FL home, we selected lots of white. I loved my new 'Florida look' as I called it. Fast forward 14 years and I was

  • Maryann Beatty Cook
    Maryann Beatty Cook Branford, CT

    Good for you...life is our canvas...please keep plenty of photos for After your new kitchen goes in....it will be interesting to see what you do next! MAC

  • Barb
    Barb Hopkins, MN

    I love it we are moving from the north in a few years to the beach and thats how we plan on decorating... beachy not everyone things but from snow to sand means a complete new style love love the octopus !!!!!

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