My first “do it yourself” task as a Stay-at-Home-Mom was to upgrade our (circa 1965) kitchen without breaking the bank. Needless to say, going to a single income sort of washed away our hopes and dreams of a full kitchen renovation (ie. hiring people to do the work and knocking down walls, etc.) So, what was salvageable or at least something we could live with? We had already painted the kitchen walls a welcoming green ( Behr’s “Rejuvenation”), but the cabinets were a washed-out wood/laminate veneer combo, counters were a mess of white tiles (some shattered down to the bare wood), and the floor was large white tiles. Hmmmm…I had painted cabinets white before, but it wouldn’t work here with the white floors and counters. I noticed several websites that mentioned painting cabinets a dark chocolate brown, so I gave it a whirl. And, I have to say, I am sooooo pleased with the final outcome. It took me about a month (hello – I can only do anything during my 6 month old’s naptime!), but it was well worth it. In the end, we only spent $150 for paint and new cabinet hardware. What a difference! Photos to follow!!!! We used Behr paint & primer in one in “Bitter Chocolate”.