So someone pointed out to me that I hadn't put up a "before" pic so you could really see what a drastic improvement we had made in the kitchen. So, here is the "before" pic. This was made a couple of years ago. The original wallpaper is there, along with a sample piece I had taped on the wall. I was "auditioning" it. After a while, Lars decided that it was good enough and he bought 3 rolls of it. I threw them out when we moved. He had painted the cabinets green a few years earlier when I was away at a quilt show. That particular weekend, he killed the stovetop and replaced it, and then decided to paint the cabinets also. In this picture with me, are my friends Dot and Cathie V. from VA.
So, in the "after" pic, you can see that we kept the stovetop since it was still in good shape (and the oven and dishwasher), we replaced the counter top and put up the tile backsplash, replaced the rangehood, and removed the wallpaper and painted the soffitt and cabinets, and replaced all the hardware. So, as my friend Tom says, break out the crayons and color me done. Done with the kitchen anyway.