The original cabinets are the cheap orang-y oak stock type. I think they get more orange every year.
Following are pictures of my current kitchen. In order to take these pictures I shooed all the children into a closet and locked the door and cleaned like a lunatic for half an hour. If you listen closely, you can almost hear them howling with hunger in the background.
The South Wall
Please do not ask me why I have a teapot on my stove in June. It is a remnant of winter when I indulge in the consumption of certain hot drinks. Don't tell my bishop.
And what is that small rectangular thing on the counter to the right of my stove top?
Sound it out. I received this little plaque from a dear friend in CA who sometimes reads but never ever comments on this blog. I think of her every time I see it. It is currently wanting a nail to hang it up on a wall somewhere.
The East Wall
Yes I know I have no valance or cute lacy curtains on my window. Haven't I mentioned my sheer lack of decorating talent before? Clearly I need your help.
The North peninsula with escaped children hoping for cookies.
They were sent away sad and disappointed to chew on cardboard until I was finished documenting that yes in fact my kitchen is clean for five minutes per year.
The lowdown is this: I am not able to spend the big bucks to do the dream kitchen thing right now. So my plan is to paint or stain the cabinets, and get a new countertop.
I need color/pattern opinions from you. And by you, I mean everyone reading this post - whether I know you or not.
The floor is light gray/tan tile with dark gray grout.
The sink is stainless steel, and the appliances are white. I do not want to spend money replacing appliances, either, so please try to work within those limits.
URL's are appreciated if you have them.
Now, ready, set..... GO!