We redecorated EVERYTHING 4 years ago when we moved in. No huge remodeling the house was only 8 years old but it was NOT our style at all. So here is our kitchen before.
New light fixtures, I LOVE these pendulum, it feels so reastauranty.Refinishing the cupboards is much easier than I imagined. If you are ever debating wether to refinish or buy new. It is totally worth it to try first. It is fairly inexpensive and we did it in one weekend. As far as the stain glaze mixture I would recommend you talk to a cabinet maker or a painter you trust, The color mixture is never the same, since you have to consider you starting color AND the color you want the for the finished look. My favorite things in the kitchedn are my new Jars, they are huge. and the radio I can't cook without it. we kept waiting for the stove to break so we could finally have all stainless, but it never happened.