Here's one part of the kitchen after our mini makeover. We painted our floorboards the palest of greys and I am amazed at how much brighter everything looks. I feel like I'm living in Scandinavia!
I had to close the new door into the hallway though to hide all the boxes of stuff yet to find a new home. To explain, we knocked out a wall in the kitchen, and attached to that wall was about two thirds of the cupboards and bench space. But we didn't like it so it had go. All of it. Even though we don't have the budget to replace it. Better a third of a kitchen than whole ugly one, um right?