this is a bad shot of the current hardware. i'm pretty certain this will be one of the changes we make.
this is the fruity border. the kitchen is as it was when we moved in the house--this is NOT my handiwork. this will come down, obviously.
you can't really tell from this shot, but that green stripe? it's rag-roll painted or some other such thing. it will go away along w/ the border (once i decide what color to paint in here.)
and these are the cabinets. there are 31 in all. after reading all of your comments/suggestions i'm thinking painting the walls and updating the hardware is a good start. also, if you look closely, the backsplash is white tile w/ green accent tiles. i can get a special paint to cover the green right?
the boy deleted the "before" shots, but this is his new green room. it was purple.