Before & After: $60 Galley Kitchen Transformation

published Jan 9, 2012
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Dana and her boyfriend Ryan love their beach getaway at Cape May, but nothing could make them love its outdated galley kitchen. From the mixed wood tones to the plastic backsplash, this 1980s kitchen was not the rustic coastal kitchen they knew their vacation home deserved. Despite the tiny budget, they managed to make big changes that capture the relaxed attitude every beach home should exude.

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Painting the cabinets cream instantly helped to change the look and feel of the kitchen, and ushering in a more relaxed coastal vibe. The star of this makeover however is definitely the new backsplash, created out of reclaimed wood that started life as a shipping pallet. After cutting and cleaning the boards, Dana and Ryan glued them right onto the old plastic covered wall, mixing light and dark boards to add visual interest. The final result is a wonder galley kitchen that certainly creates the rustic coastal look they sought.

For a lot more pictures of this wonderful kitchen makeover, check out Circa Dee: Paint-n-Pallet.

Image: Dana at Circa Dee.