Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Galveston Bay Home Makeover

A design duo turns a fixer-upper on Galveston Bay into a nautically inspired beauty, perfect for a sea-loving family.

Galvesotn Bay, Texas: After
Photo: Rick Lew

Galveston Bay, Texas: After

While the layout of the kitchen didn't change, the space got a much-needed face-lift thanks to a fresh coat of paint, updated cabinets, shiplap paneling on the walls and island, and new concrete countertops, which were poured in place on site. Glass-front doors on the upper cabinets and open shelving display colorful glasses and dinnerware that bring a dose of color to the mostly white room.

The backsplash is from Daltile; the pendant lighting is from Restoration Hardware.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.