My roommate Brian told me that the redone kitchen looked as though one of those home makeover shows stopped in during the week that he was gone. I only wish I'd taken "before" pictures. I used to refer to the kitchen as "the closet in the bathroom". There was only room for one person, it was dark, it was stuffy, and you really did have to go through the bathroom to use it. Well, I opened up the other entrance (that had been closed off) and changed the whole thing, from the walls to the floor to the counters to the cabinets. It's still tiny, but it's a lot more functional:
I also painted my recipe box the same "slate teal" color of the countertop.