White Coastal Kitchen Reveal

The white coastal kitchen is finally ready to reveal and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  See it all right now!


For me, the combination of white cabinets, reclaimed wood, and shiplap just makes me so incredibly happy.  It’s like a cheery smile in the morning when I walk out to make my cup of coffee.  Let’s take a look at some of the before photos to get an idea where this all started.

Kitchen ideas and design

Kitchen ideas and design choices for a kitchen makeover

I know, it wasn’t awful but it just felt very blah to me.  The cabinets with the off white color and the glaze just made me feel like they used to be white but then yellowed.  Not something I am crazy about.  Plus, check out that bi-fold pantry door.  The new door is so much better don’t you think?

Painting the island black really grounded it in the space and gave it a touch of drama.  I can’t state enough how much lighting makes a difference.  Scroll back up and take a look at the builder basic pendant lights.  Pretty dull right?  I went a little over-sized and would recommend that for a more modern up-to-date look.

I added an oriental runner I found at Tuesday Morning to the space and I love how much it pulls a little color into the space.  I’m loving this trend right now.

I don’t know that a white coastal kitchen would be complete without a sea glass inspired something.  I decided the lamp gives it a little bit of the coastal feel I love so much without screaming coastal.

I pulled in some minty green by using this crate to corral some of my cooking tools.  I keep olive oil in the bottle, a salt and pepper grinder, and a sugar bowl in this crate.  Everything is at my fingertips while I am cooking and it doesn’t look like a mess on my counters.

To be honest, I really struggled with styling this for photographs.  In my real life, when I have my kitchen the way I want, my counters are pretty clear.  I don’t like a lot of extras on my counters even though there is quite a bit on them in this photo shoot.

The pantry door might be my favorite change in this kitchen next to painting the cabinets.  I cannot tell you what a change it is to have a real door rather than a bi-fold door.  Not only does it look so much better but it functions so much better too.

I painted the cabinets with my favorite paint, Fusion Mineral Paint.  It was so easy.  I will link the tutorial below if you are in the market for painting your cabinets.  I love the long twisted hardware on the drawers.

It took me forever to decide on some counter stools.  I thought I would recycle the ones I have by reinventing them in some creative way, but when I took them out of the space I knew I wanted a more low profile look.  These stools came in a dark stain and I painted them with Behr’s Weathered Moss using a DIY chalk paint method.

So far I love my open shelving.  I wondered if they would look messy to me but so far I love the look and the dishes we often use don’t gather any dust.

It was a long time coming, but it feels so good to finally have a kitchen I love.  I think the key to my success in this kitchen was that I did everything I wanted to do and didn’t let people talk me out of it.  Believe me, I got some sideways looks when I said I wanted to shiplap and use reclaimed wood in the kitchen.  I’m so happy I followed through.  

If you are new to the kitchen remodel saga, here are a few posts that will take you along for the ride.

Ikea Coffee Bar

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

DIY Antique Door

White Coastal Kitchen Sources

Affiliate links may be used for your convenience

  • Cabinet Paint- Fusion Mineral Paint in Pickett Fence and Charcoal
  • Wall Paint-Benjamin Moore Pale Oak
  • Counter Stools- Amazon
  • Island Light Fixtures-Kichler Lighting
  • Cabinet Hardware-Can’t find the link will update soon
  • Shelf Hardware-Lowes Closet Organization Aisle
  • Sea Glass Lamp and Feather Print- Target

Thanks for checking in with me today!  Don’t forget to PIN this post for future reference.  You guys are awesome!



  1. Debi

    August 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

    You did a wonderful job !

  2. Susan

    August 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the pantry door! Don’t know how I missed that post but it’s pinned now!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Oh thanks Susan! Well, I’m happy I thought of linking it at the bottom. I have another door coming up so you’ll have to stay tuned for that one. Thanks for pinning…that fuels this little blog. Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Rebecca M

    August 24, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Cozy! Beautiful! Perfect!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca! Have an awesome weekend and thanks for commenting.


  4. Kelly

    August 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Nancy, you did an awesome job! Your kitchen looks stunning! I love all your choices.

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Kelly! I need to do a total for the kitchen but I know it all came out way under $1000. It was so worth it! Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it more than you know. Have a great weekend.


  5. Susie

    August 24, 2017 at 10:05 am

    How many ways can I say FABULOUS??? It’s a feast for the eyes. Great job sweet friend. Enjoy to the moon and back!!! Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Susie! You are just the sweetest! I love the whole “fest for the eyes”. I even quoted that to my husband. Have a great weekend!


  6. Margo Rees

    August 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Great job! I love the door (hate bi-fold doors) and the back-splash!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks Margo! I’m getting ready to do another door for my linen closet. It had the most ridiculous door on it (another bi-fold) that was so small when you opened it, it was only the width of a roll of paper towels. It’s so easy. I’ll be sure to take more pics step by step for this next one.


  7. Cheryl Rompelman

    August 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Love it!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Cheryl!

      XO, Nancy


    August 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Nancy, your kitchen is just so beautiful! You have done such a fabulous job! I love everything! I am a country gal and just love everything country!
    Enjoy your new kitchen and hope you always have a smile on your face each morning when you come down for coffee! I know that I sure would!
    Thanks for sharing with us! Have a great day! Blessings!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you Mary-Ann! I know we love some of the same things. You are so sweet and I so appreciate every time you comment sweet friend. Have a fab weekend!


  9. Debi

    August 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    It all looks wonderful – I’m glad it puts a smile on your face.

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Oh thanks Debi! I hope you have an awesome weekend!


  10. Lexi

    August 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

    OK Nancy, your kitchen reveal was worth the wait! It all turned out so gorgeous and I love that it is so unique! Painting the cabinets made such a huge difference and really lets your kitchen shine. On a side note, I don’t know why it has taken me so long to realize that your home is the same model as the one my parents built three years ago when they moved down here to FL to be closer to us. It’s a great, open floor plan and I think the way you have furnished it is fabulous. I especially love what you have done with your master bedroom, just stunning. Every time I read your blog I find myself wishing we were neighbors, I think we would have the absolute best time shopping and decorating together!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much Lexi! It probably is the same model as your parent’s home. I can’t remember the model name but the builder was D.R. Horton. It is a really open floorpan which can be great and not so great. If anything is kinda messy it makes the whole place look messy. My master bedroom is on deck actually for a little makeover. A lot of it is going to stay the same but I’m going to pull in some of the elements I love in the rest of the house (shiplap, weathered wood, hits of black). I’m sure we would have a blast shopping. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone I wouldn’t want to shop with…HELLO!

      Have a great weekend Lexi!


  11. Robyn Gouge

    August 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Good for you, Nancy! I am so glad you stuck to your gut and did what you love. It looks fabulous!

    1. Nancy

      August 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much Robyn! Have a fabulous weekend!


  12. Shirley @Housepitality Designs

    August 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

    What a most beautiful transformation Nancy!! You are so right, the painted black island really grounds the room and the warmth of the wood makes the kitchen so cozy and that pantry door is the best! You did a magnificent job!!!

  13. Botanic Bleu

    September 14, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I learned the hard way in the last house we lived in to go with what I wanted, not what the builder or his design team recommended. For eight years I lived with beige carpet that I hated because, “beige is better for resale…” Your updated kitchen looks bright and cheery. Your new “old” pantry door is also my favorite part.

    1. Nancy

      September 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much Judith! I know. I just have to trust my instinct and if we should ever sell our house, it will just have to have the right buyer. You have to love where you live.


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